A dramatic story thrives on conflict. Actually it extends from conflict. Conflict is its very life force. So it must be for its dialogue. Dialogue exhibits, illuminates, develops, and helps to resolve, the conflict of the story. One character wants something life-or-death, the other character won't let him have it. So the first character bargains, wheedles, and negotiates to get what he wants. Argue, argue, argue. And so it goes. As Richard Walter says, nobody goes to see a movie about the 'Village of the Happy Nice People'.

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