Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - 46












Cinematography by Paul Bond

20 comments:

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Sorry, I don't have a clue who this is. We don't watch televison or movies. Have a great WW. :)

Julia Smith said...

Continuing with my screenplay theme this week, I've posted a still from the BBC series 'Robin Hood'. The episode was shot by Paul Bond.

This shot opens the scene and tells us a lot. Even if we know nothing about the characters, the shot establishes a man held against his will somewhere outdoors. As an audience member, we're automatically drawn in.

Who is he?
Why is he tied up?
Who captured him?

If you are aware of the characters, this shot still packs a punch. This is Sir Guy of Gisborne, normally on the other side of this power play. The man who tied him up is Robin Hood. All sorts of possibilities arise out of Sir Guy's predicament.

As a writer, the goal is to place your story at a dramatic moment to open a scene, and this shot has everything going for it. If you hook the viewer into wondering 'what happens next?', your scene is working.

jams o donnell said...

Ah is this the new BBC version? Happy WW and WT

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Well, now I understand much more. I guess I am too quick on the draw. Well, you popped up in my Google reader, so I just had to swing by. :)

SandyCarlson said...

Whoever he is, he is handsome! And I want to know more about this scene. You did draw me in, Julia. Thanks.

marcia said...

yes I AM INTRIGUED AS WELL

Gabriel said...

I loved the picture, though I didn't know what it was about! :-)

It was just beautiful.

Here is my post for this week. Have a great WW day!

Julia Smith said...

For anyone who wants to watch this episode, it plays very well as a stand-alone piece. You don't need to see the entire series to get what's going on, mainly because the tale of Robin Hood will take you through any gap there may be.

This one is called 'Tattoo? What Tattoo?' and is Episode 8 from Series 1.

Elween said...

is he tied up?

oh, the picture is too dark...couldn't really see his face...

Shelley Munro said...

I watched Robin Hood last night. I actually have a soft spot for Guy.

Julia Smith said...

Richard Armitage has a way of making dark characters grey enough so we can care deeply about them. His specialty, I think.

Wylie Kinson said...

I've never seen this show! When is it on?? I'd like to catch an episode.
And who plays RH??

Karina said...

You are right Julia, just that one still shot and I'm drawn in wanting to know more. Great idea for a WW...I always learn something new over here! ;-)

Julia Smith said...

Wylie - here's the link for the Robin Hood site. Robin Hood is played by Irish actor Jonas Armstrong.

Amor said...

I wanted to know what's in his mind,I guess he is in deep thoughts.Very intriguing!

I’m in a big wooden shoe

Happy WW!

tHe_NeW_cYnIc said...

Hey that is an interesting pic...

Jill said...

Can i go save him?
And if you need help for information about New-Brunswick, don't isitated to ask me, I would help you the best that I can!

Julia Smith said...

Thanks, Jill - I think I will take you up on that in the next few months.

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Great photo!

Pondering and perfect.

Blessings,
Linda

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Kelly Boyce said...

That looks like Richard Armitage. I've had a major crush on him since seeing North & South.