Art & Story 107 – The Big Implicit/Explicit Story

September 15, 2009 by Jerzy  
Filed under Art & Story, Podcast

[private]This week Mark and I delve into a nerdy conversation about the differences between stories whose content is comprised of implicit and explicit story data. We evaluate the differences under the following criteria:


Implicit

Explicit
Character
Rich, Developed, Contradictions
Vibrant, Distinct, Consistent
Plot Development
Slow
Quick
Theme Devlopment
Complex, Many
Straightforward, Fewer
Focus
(Thematic & Character)
Varied
Direct
Composition & Delivery
Serialized
Episodic

We take these criteria and attempt to chart some well-known stories along a line between implicit and explicit stories. We’ve even got a handy graphic to assist in the discussion!

Click the image for a larger version of the chart.

And please note, this is diagrammatic thinking, which means we use broad generalizations in our discussion as a means to meditate on the topic. You may disagree with where we placed these stories, or even the criteria by which we judged them. If so, we’d love to hear your thoughts on it!

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