Trina Carro

Find what you love and let it kill you.

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No Remedy for Memory

Step 1: Selecting your text

     I chose to adapt “Sarah Brown”, from Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters.  I loved the concept of a message so sacred that she speaks to him from beyond, with reassurance as he grieves.  This really gave me a sense of the love they shared in life, and the implications that came along with that love, in light of her husband and the societal constraint of marriage. Sarah says, “There is no marriage in heaven, but there is love.”  This line, to me, solidified the notion that the love Sarah and Maurice had for one another, despite earthly restraints, lives on through her death.  I chose to tell the story from Maurice’s point of view, as that adds a dynamic to the story that brings the poem full circle.  

 

Step 2: Drafting your screenplay

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7LvmLJVSyTJYkhGSXpFX1NqNGc/edit?usp=sharing

 Step 3:  Writing your logline

After an ill-fated relationship takes a tragic turn, a man finds that the very love that left him tormented just might be the only thing that can pull him from the brink of insanity.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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