After watching Quantum of Solace again last night (what, you didn't think I'd buy the DVD and not actually watch it, did you? *grin*), I'm revising my original opinion of it. I think it's a lot better than I at first thought. Since it's a direct sequel to Casino Royale, it takes Bond's character and digs deeper with his thirst for revenge. Every scene had a purpose toward his character development and in the end, it showed how he came full circle.
It made me realize that I need to dig deeper with my own story. My characters have some pretty serious issues they're dealing with and I think at this point I'm skimming the surface of their problems. I need to unearth the layers, get down to the heart of things, and really explore what's going on in their innermost soul.
Here's where writing has a slight advantage over film. I can devote an entire page to what my character is going through - but a character on film normally doesn't have that advantage mainly because he or she isn't going to sit on screen and "tell" you what they're experiencing. That would be boring.
Thanks to James Bond, I'm going to take a closer look at my manuscript and see where I need to "dig deeper."
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