disturbing strokes

Youtube teaches me something about writing.

I think maybe this has something to say about how significantly tone can shape a story.

We have something familiar—the opening to a sitcom. We haven’t changed a single visual element. We have instead changed the music. And we’ve gone from the fun-loving antics of a rich man and his adopted African American kids, to the disturbing story of a predator clearly intent on abusing and possibly ritually sacrificing two boys he has convinced to get into his limo.

(Is it just me, or does the car seem to be moving slower than it did in the original version with the upbeat music?)

Maybe tonight we should all spend some time trying to retell an old story with a completely inappropriate tone. See what happens.

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April 15th, 2009 / 4:53 pm