I continue to hammer into my students’ minds the idea that the story is the most important thing, even in a visual/technological artform like cinema. I have always appreciated Barbara Nicolosi’s thoughts about screenwriting (didn’t know she was Catholic.)
In a very real sense, we need stories to teach us how to live. We enjoy the lessons because stories delight us with their artistry.
From Patheos.com — Storytelling: a Dying Art? Talking with Screenwriter Barbara Nicolosi.