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The Color Red

Step 1: Selecting Your Text 

I chose Francis Turner from Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology. I chose this piece because it was the first one to resonate visually with me.  I could easily visualize the main scene and characters of the piece.

Secondly, I realized this is a piece that could be filmed in one or two locations with two actors.

Here's the text:

Francis Turner

I COULD not run or play

In boyhood.

In manhood I could only sip the cup,

Not drink-- For scarlet-fever left my heart diseased.

Yet I lie here Soothed by a secret none but Mary knows:

There is a garden of acacia, Catalpa trees, and arbors sweet with vines--

There on that afternoon in June By Mary's side--

Kissing her with my soul upon my lips

It suddenly took flight.

Step 2: Drafting your script

MOST RECENT DRAFT:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7AUVz6pqtPpRW9ac3E2QXJldGc/edit?usp=sharing

 DRAFT  FOR CONTEST:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7AUVz6pqtPpRmRLdXVPV0ZhQ2s/edit?usp=sharing

SECOND DRAFT:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7AUVz6pqtPpWmZ1emIyUkF2SHc/edit?usp=sharing

FIRST DRAFT:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7AUVz6pqtPpSi14M2ZwaWJyUEU/edit?usp=sharing

Step 3: Writing your logline

Logline:

A loner's life reaches new heights during an unforgettable afternoon.  He may never come down from cloud nine.

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