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160 Acres

STEP 2 - DRAFTING

LINK -

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UrIc-tPivPCxijRU-Gz4Bop70p6vOahTajetribTzMI/edit?usp=sharing

1ST DRAFT - MIDDLE - 6/16/14 - PGS 3-5

1ST DRAFT - BEGINNING - 6/12/14

 

STEP 1

Project Title: "160 Acres" (W.T)

Adaptation: Based off of the Character 'Jesse Bentley' from Winesburg, Ohio

I chose this character as a foundation fo a character that turns into something. Jesse is known in the book as a wealthy farmer but I'm giving this character nothing. I

Characters: 3 (2 males, 1 Woman)

Themes: Isolation, Lonliness, Bitterness, Resentment, Inabilities to feel for each other.

Historical Context: The Homestead Act of 1862 has been passed.

Logline/Pitch: After the passing of his wife, a lonely, old, bitter crop farmer whose life hasn't amounted to much - takes his sorrows and angers towards God out on a black couple living next door who start their lives over after being freed.

Draft 1 to come soon! Please suggestions on plot and historical accruacy/realism.

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