I was reading a good article this weekend in the WSJ which quoted Francois Truffaut: good cinema is a blend of truth and spectacle. The article went on to postulate that most indy films have too much truth and blockbusters have too much spectacle. Of course, I couldn’t help but think of comics.
Is there a happy medium? I think there is, and I think that the sci-fi genre is where a well blended story can be told. This realization is one I’ve mentioned before. After I’m done with Quick Step, I’ll be taking a couple months off to write this sci-fi script. Quick Step was all about taking a break from big stories (and grim stories); I wanted to tell a good non-violent story in a small space. This sci-fi story will be all about long form truth and spectacle.
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