…one glorious moment…

26 Apr

I am writing a new screenplay at the moment, it’s an action piece, a post apocalyptic western set in a world much different from ours.  As I create, rather find the characters, I am struck by the notion that for the most part our lives are very ordinary… But each of us are searching for that one glorious moment where we are truly ourselves, when we transcend and do something that is simply extraordinary.

These glorious moments are the focal points of all our dramatic narratives… the magnificent moments which inspire and move others to dream and imagine.

A person or a character probably only has 3 or 4 of these moments in their life, the rest of the time it is the “ordinary,”  the hard slog, the monotonous, the searching, the failing, the finding, the losing… Each a part of the shaping and preparing for that one glorious moment.

No character lives in that glorious moment for ever… not this side of eternity anyway.

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One Response to “…one glorious moment…”

  1. Mark Daniels April 26, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    Agreed that the glory comes in the Resurrection.

    Meanwhile, as Hitchcock put it, “Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.”

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