Good Will Hunting — The Psychology of Character

Lessons From the Screenplay takes a closer look at the writing behind the protagonist and supporting characters in Good Will Hunting, highlighting how characters use defense mechanisms to protect themselves, how the supporting characters in a story can be designed to weaken these defenses, and how these elements work together to create a powerful catharsis for both the characters and the audience.


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