I watched a TV movie from 1985 (on VHS) the other day and although I loved the movie as a kid, I found it hard to stomach all the 'telling' it was doing instead of 'showing.' What is your take on the change from telling to showing? Because I swear in the books/movies I loved growing up and they just told me everything. And what are the limitations to showing? What do readers lose in being shown so much and not just being plainly told? Has our attention span changed? Is it because we have so much more choices when it comes to books and movies? Don't get me wrong, I definitely know the strengths to 'showing' and am not opting to go back to 'telling'. I just want to look at it from the other side.