The Power of Point of View

Month: March 2013

YouTube clips from “Star Wars” and “The Gods Must Be Crazy” to help unpack Phraseological Plane of Point of View

by GARY YAMASAKI   The phraseological plane of point of view is definitely the least significant of the six–it being the least utilized–but it has got to be the most fascinating for its ability to influence in a most unassuming fashion through whose point of view an audience experiences an event. Unfortunately, this plane’s transition… Read More ›

Toward Further Clarification of the Ideological (or Evaluative) Plane of Point of View (part 2) – ROBERT TANNEHILL

In the Mar 14/2013 post, Gary Yamasaki rightly points out that ideological point of view cannot be reduced to theological belief, and that the ideological plane is more complex than the other planes. However, it would have been helpful to add the reason for that complexity: all the other planes contribute to the ideological plane, which… Read More ›

The Ideological Plane of Point of View: “so crucial, yet so misunderstood” (part 1) – GARY YAMASAKI

The concluding paragraph of the Feb 28/2013 post mentions that much work needs to be done to clarify the role of the ideological plane of point of view in a storyteller’s efforts to dictate through whose point of view their audience experiences a given event, and this post constitutes a first step in that regard. Of the six planes… Read More ›

LIFE OF PI’s “two conflicting stories”: Which to Believe is in Point-of-View Crafting

by GARY YAMASAKI   Ang Lee’s multi-Oscar winning Life of Pi contains two accounts of the circumstances surrounding the title character’s surviving a shipwreck, two accounts that differ significantly from one another. The movie itself never provides an explicit indication as to which of these two accounts reflects what actually happened to Pi. But it… Read More ›