This week's Answer:
what an interesting query. Easter as a setting for a
film, which I assume you're considering writing.
Truly, that time of the year has not been used as a
backdrop for screenplays as many times as other holidays
such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year's, etc.
You might have something there. Easter comes at the
beginning of spring, and spring is a wonderful time to
shoot films. Less snow that way. Producers
would probably favor a script that allows them, the cast,
and crew, and all those attached to the film who will be
on location to be on location at a location that is
pleasant. And what's a more pleasant location than
one located where it's spring? Some excellent
environs come to mind, environs filled with flowers, green
grass, gentle spring showers, bright and clear
skies. Julie Andrews running through the
alive-with-music hills. I mean, just think how
"The Sound of Music" would have probably tanked
if it was shot during the winter. And, referring to
another musical, "Carousel" (not that I'm saying
you have to write a musical, Ahalia -- although, God -- or
Allah or whatever Great Director In The Sky you happen to
believe in (I like to think of God as a cross between
Orson Wells and Cecil B. DeMille, wearing a beret and
shouting directions through his megaphone at us below
(("Keep the extras moving! More Action!)) --
knows we could use another good one), how would spring
bust out all over if it wasn't spring? You can't
winter all over, or summer all over. Maybe you can
fall all over. But then you'd just see all the
dancers falling all over. And that, my dear, Ahalia,
wouldn't be a pretty picture. Of course, if you do
use the vernal time in your screenplay, the producer will
need to get the film shot quickly enough. He'll have
only so many days. If his director doesn't work
fast, you and I and all the world knows what a dire
calamity could occur.
could become sprung.
that, also... is not a pretty picture.