My father-in-law is staying with us for a few weeks and we are watching silent movies today. Such an amazing difference between the style of silent film with the classical music playing, lots of facial expression, and the small clips of text they show, with today’s movies.
These movies remind me of the book trailers I watch before the release of a new book, where every word has to accurately convey the plot in an interesting way.
As I watch a third movie, it’s interesting to see what is narration and what is dialogue, much like reading a book. I’ve learned that imagery is a wonderful tool to express my character’s thoughts, words, and action.
Have you received inspiration for your novel while watching a movie or a TV show?