Trailer Time: Beautifully Sad

So, I was searching for a “SF book trailer” released this week and this came up:

There’s absolutely no indication in the trailer that it fits the designation “SF,” meaning science fiction.  It seems like a solid historical drama.  But it’s still worth talking about.

Perhaps the text and pictures helped, but as I listened to the music I felt as if I was about to cry.  The story, as indicated by the trailer, certainly seems worth a good cry, too.  Maybe some will see the train full of treasure as “just things,” and it certainly is that.  But each of these things has its own story, a story with a common theme:  Wrenched from its owners due to the prejudice, hatred, and greed of a people who then slaughtered many of those owners.  That’s poignant and worthy of the music all by itself.  That’s the treasure part.

We also know there are three men and three women.  We get a hint—just a hint—of their stories in the trailer.  Enough to be curious?  I think so.  Unraveled lives…coming together in a new pattern.  And there, I suspect, is the love.

It takes a lot for a trailer to spark an interest when it’s not at all what you were looking for.  Powerful images, poignant music, enough of the story to get a feel for it, and enticing quotes from respected authors are all good ingredients.  Together, it was enough to do it for me.  How about you?

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Stephanie created and produces ComeSootheYourAchingSoul.com in answer to a call from God to use her experiences and gifts to help others. Stephanie is also the author of www.StephanieAllenCrist.com 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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2 Responses to Trailer Time: Beautifully Sad

  1. acflory says:

    I agree, this one /is/ intriguing. Perhaps it was just misclassified as SF somehow.

    • I think it must have been misclassified or maybe “SF” means something else to Youtube’s search engine. I do want to get back to this one, but right now I’m reading mostly nonfiction–i.e. textbooks.

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