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    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Babylon 5 Writers Guide Re: Mi
    Date: 2/1/1994 7:06:00 PM  

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Your pyramid of something happens, it's critical, confrontation,
resolution, is not something *bad* in happens to be universal
dramatic structure. Introduction of the problem, rising action, climax,
and denouement. If you don't think this is appropriate, then you are
dismissing literally 95% of all literature, all movies, ever created in
the history of mankind. So B5 meets the standards applied to literature.
I don't see a problem here.

The rest of your note is little more than specious and petty. And I
would defy you to find *any* way to categorize "The Parliament of Dreams"
by this breakdown. Is there anything that you would *not* just go ahead
and classify as a soap opera device? From your list, anything you decide
is soap opera goes on the list.

Specious and petty.


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