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Tom Hanks On Character Backstory

"When it comes to portraying a character’s backstory in a film to explain a character’s personality or motivations, Hanks is firmly in the “less is more” camp. He says, “I rail against backstory in a lot of in a lot of films because I think it can be reduced to just kind of like a cinematic tool, as opposed to an intrinsic part of the narrative. And you must never shortchange the narrative, and if you gotta make it a little harder, then make it a little harder for crying out aloud. Why take shortcuts?”"

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