What Is Motif in Film and How Do You Use Them to Tell Better Stories?
The motif in a film is the next level that gets everyone talking. But how can you utilise it in your writing and directing?
Motif covers all genres. It’s that little something special that adds to the depth and meaning in your film. It’s the thing that film scholars will talk about for ages.
And it can set your work apart from the crowd.
The motif refers to the recurring thematic elements in a film. These elements must be repeated in a significant way or a way that conveys a purposeful pattern.
This is an overview of motif in film history, a look at a few examples of motifs and leitmotifs, and some spectacular films that make use of them.