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March 27, 2012

Proust Questionnaire

by limebirdlaura

Sometimes I’m tempted to say something like, “as Marcel Proust would say,” but I have no idea what Marcel Proust would say; I could say, “as Michael Crichton would say,” but it doesn’t really have the same effect.

-Lorelai Gilmore, The Gilmore Girls

I just had to throw out a Gilmore Girls quote, because I’m insanely obsessed with the show… Anyway, before I go all fan-girl crazy over a show that has been cancelled for 5 years…

In screenwriting courses, no matter how short of a script we were writing, we were always required to answer a character questionnaire about our main character. It would consist of things like “What is your worst nightmare?” or “What is your happiest memory?”

The questions aren’t things that would particularly end up in the script, but could potentially help you figure out how your character would react in a “fight or flight” situation, or how they’d react to a wedding proposal, or what they’d say if they saw an alien invasion descending upon their farm house.

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