Be inspired!

I am trying to complete Cal-raven’s Ladder, which is a sort of Pilgrim’s Progress tale alongside an exodus story, without any “inspirational speech to the people scene.” There have just been too many of those scenes in adventure and fantasy films.

Having said that, if you need inspiration today, I recommend you start here:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6wRkzCW5qI

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • Glenn

    Speeches translate better visually than in books, generally. But you’re right – for every St. Crispin’s Day speech (or Braveheart speech), there are dozens of clunkers.

  • http://thedailyvindicator.blogspot.com Seth H.

    Am I the only person who never gets tired of inspirational speeches?

  • Julio

    …and if it doesn’t end with “NOW BRING ME AN ALE, BOY!” I will stop reading.

    :)

  • http://www.bodycreativenetwork.com Dave Von Bieker

    Wow – I am nothing if not totally, utterly inspired.

    God bless YouTube :)

    Now, you’ve just got to add to the zeitgeist and put one of those into Cal-raven Jeffrey.


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