That animated feature showed Rock ‘n’ Roll short films that were just plain cool.
Rock remains part of my life that helps me feel good.
Now there’s a move toward making one of my favorite fantasy books featuring Rock into a movie – Spellsinger.
The book poses the question “Can an amateur musician draw the magic from the music before evil forces overcome the worlds he knows?”
Spellsinger as a movie will sell tickets and earn dollars because anything featuring Rock ‘n’ Roll, magic, fighting overwhelming odds, human and anthropomorphic characters with subversive humor and even a patriotic theme will attract both Baby Boomers and rebellious teens.
Think Lord of the Rings – both feature quests into hostile territory – except Spellsinger’s content is a bit lighter and features Rock instead of classical music.
Spellsingers’ characters themselves attract the liberal and conservative, the wise greybeard (a turtle this time out), a young peacenik man pulled from a rite of passage into yet deeper rites of good battling evil, a cowardly thief unsure there may be something in life worth fighting for, a strong woman that would give Scarlett O’Hara a run for her money – if not beat Scarlett senseless for her pettiness and weak dependence on men.
Shrek and other animated movies like it show that subversive sells well – especially when mixed with Rock.
Spellsinger features classic rock, classic themes and classic scenes.
The potential exists to turn it into a successful, money-earning franchise due to the original book’s sequels.
I just want to see it again.
I saw it the first time in my mind when I read the series and am seeing it again as I read back through “Spellsinger.”
Long after the movie’s first run, the film will likely be seen as a showcase for Rock and a turning point in film production.
The technology exists to turn a special book into a special film.
And bring the music-made magic back into the movies.
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