Collateral — The Midpoint Collision
by Lessons from the Screenplay
While at first glance, Michael Mann’s 2004 thriller Collateral might seem like just another run-of-the-mill action movie, between its action sequences lies a carefully-crafted tale of personal transformation. In this video essay, Lessons from the Screenplay examines why one of the most important moments of character change doesn’t come at the end of a story, but directly in the middle, and how an antagonist can be designed to bring out the best version of the protagonist.
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