Go see JOY.
Learn a ton from the “visit to death” “low point” etc. moment.
Whatever the hell it’s called by writing teachers, the low point in JOY is the clearest and “worst” in years. It was so low that someone I was with said something OUT LOUD to the effect that she couldn’t believe what was happening.
Not gonna tell you anything more. Go to the theater and see for yourself. I’ll discuss it later, when it’s out of the theaters.
Reminds me of an “in theater” moment eons ago. Went to a screening of SNOW WHITE at UCLA. A man behind me had his little girl on his lap. Right at the moment when the Queen, disguised as an old hag, reaches out to Snow White with the poisoned apple and tells her how good it is…
The little girl behind me, with true horror in her voice, said, “She’s lying…”
An amazing moment where the drama was real to the viewer. Just like my friend, who didn’t believe the bad part in JOY.