The guys have not seen Kevin for a very long time.
-Evidence For Your Ideas
In the dialogue.
I am happy to see you, a significant amount of time has passed since we last seen each other.
-Question That The Line Brings Up
-How long has it been since the guys have last seen each other.
-Three Possible Meanings
(1) Maybe Dre is wondering why Kevin hasn't kept in touch. (2) Maybe Dre wants to know where Kevin has been doing all this time and what he has been doing. (3) Maybe Dre knows what Kevin has been doing and he is surprised to see that he made it back.
-The Reality Behind The Line
This is the first time the guys have seen Kevin in a long time.
It has been some years that everyone has seen Kevin in person.
Through giving the characters a back story
-Questions To Ask
How long has it been since they have last seen Kevin? Have they written letters or talked to him on the phone at least?
Make sure the actor that plays Dre says this line they have not heard from Kevin since he left and they thought he was dead.
Dre hasn’t heard from Kevin at all since he left.
-What Just Happened
Kevin just walked in.
Dre wants to remind Kevin that it has been a long time since the last time they've seen each other.
Dre hasn’t seen Kevin in a long time.
Remind, affirm, praise, greet
Dre should play this as if he hasn’t heard from Kevin at all. What if Dre wrote Kevin and never heard back from him. It's like when you call a girl and you don’t hear from here no more but then you run into her years later.
Dre missed his friend
Dre greets Kevin.
-Who Brings It Up
-Transitions And Connections
Dre says this line to greet Kevin as well.
Dre talks to Kevin
-Scene Event (Literal/Global)
Catching up with an old friend / Not taking relationships for granted.
As you can see this is a very tedious process. There are 51 lines in the first five pages of my script and I did a 26 point analysis of every line of dialogue. By the end of the day I will have filled out 1,326 excel cells full of information that will give me a better understanding of my characters. Again I must stress that this is "my"own personal process and I do not claim to know the only way to analyze a script. Thanks for reading.
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