It provides the framework for the much more important story happening on the interior level, as Dustin Hoffman’s character has to finally grow up and take responsibility for home and family.
It’s not details of divorce proceedings that make Kramer vs Kramer compelling, it’s the inner human journey, the EMOTIONAL journey, that the audience are captured by.
If the story is only about its novum, it’s going to bore the hell out of people. And that leads to stories that might be interesting, but are never compelling. If you find that interesting, or any other novum, it’s because something about it echoes within the vast caverns of your inner emotional being. What is it about a portal that connects all worlds that connects to your emotional inner world?
The question is, what about the novum is triggering your emotions? Maybe it’s that a portal might give those who step into it the chance to be a different person, living a different life. Let it grow, and it might one day become a story to shiver your audience’s soul.
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We write about what isn’t or can’t be real, so we have to work harder to make readers believe.
When high-falutin people talk about sci-fi you’ll often hear them use words like to describe the…thing…at the heart of every sci-fi story that makes it sci-fi. But the film still has a novum…a couple go through a difficult divorce.
There, I said it, novums are fucking insanely dull! A portal that leads to every possible world sounds really interesting! But if it’s actually going to BE interesting for your audience, the novum has to do something much more than just sit around being a cool idea.