Digory and the Bell

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Digory and the Bell

Postby Col Klink » Mar 09, 2019 8:31 pm

It's going to be important for the scene of Digory's temptation in Charn that it shouldn't be immediately obvious that he's turning evil. No figurative green mist announcing the temptation. The scene shouldn't start out being creepy. Actually, that's totally untrue. It should start out creepy because the location of Charn is creepy. The viewers should be nervous because they're waiting for something to jump out and attack Digory and Polly. The surprise is that the evil comes from within in the characters.
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Re: Digory and the Bell

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Mar 12, 2019 10:39 pm

Something about his eyes? Or more like his expression? Have you ever seen the crucial moment in Lord of the Rings when Frodo, having reached the Mountain of Doom, is tempted to keep the Ring for himself? What about those other moments when the Ring exerts its evil power? That can be done by CGI, anyway, or even photo shopping.

We were watching an episode of Orville, a spin-off from Star Trek where robots on some planet or other killed all the biological life then lived happily ever after together, demolishing any biological lifeforms dumb enough to cross their path ie humans. Most of the robots had red, orange or yellow eyes. The really evil head honchos had red eyes, & the sole (hero) robot, manufactured for spying & other infiltration duties, of course has blue eyes. Both premises are a bit hackneyed. Blue eyes doth not a hero make, nor doth red eyes make one a villain. Just someone with really bad hay fever & allergies, or something they should go to a doctor to sort out.
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Re: Digory and the Bell

Postby aragorn2 » Mar 20, 2019 7:15 pm

I think it would be cool to portray the bell as something very beautiful amd desirable, rather than disturbing.
Get the audience inside the seduction going on in Digory's head.

That could be more interesting and creative than making it scary and having him do it in a trance. Make it look like something we would want to ring as well.
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