Trailer Time: Curiosity and Skepticism

The following is not a book trailer.  This trailer is for a television show.  But there’s a lesson for you in it.  Watch and see:

Sleepy Hollow.  If the name sounds familiar, it’s because “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” was a short story written by Washington Irving, an American writer who wrote the story while he was living in England.  It’s been retold in various forms, including movies.  Now, it’s a television show.

Think about that for a moment.  A short story—short, succinct, complete unto itself—becomes a television show—a serial telling of finite tales that, if done well, accumulate into a bigger story.

Knowing that, I was both curious and skeptical when I saw the trailer.  I decided it was worth a try.  As you would expect, they certainly took some liberties.  They would have to in order to make a short story into a television show.  So far it works.  They even acknowledge the legend in the television show, which is probably a good idea.

The point is this:  If you combine curiosity and skepticism—making trailer viewers ask the question, “Can she/he really pull this off?”—then there’s a good chance they’ll give you one.  But you have to be able to answer the question with a “YES!”

About Stephanie Allen Crist

Stephanie created and produces in answer to a call from God to use her experiences and gifts to help others. Stephanie is also the author of and two books that can be found on that site. Stephanie strives to share her love, faith, and talents in an inclusive manner to help others who know spiritual pain and who know the bitter taste of the dregs of despair.
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