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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: ATTN JMS: Candle motif
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 9/4/1995 4:12:00 PM  

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Sherry...thank you. The level of attention to detail is the *only*
way that this story will be told properly. It means you sit down with the
director, and others, and you make totally clear -- there, and in the
script -- what you saw in your head when you wrote it. As well as repeatd
verbal themes, cues, phraseologies, it's important (since this is a visual
medium) to incorporate visual cues that add to the thematic thrust of the
piece, that create a mood, or convey an emotion or a thought on an almost
cellular level. The hardest part is being careful not to OVER use them,
because then they lose all meaning and impact.

jms

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