Monday, March 16, 2009

Building a heightened reality

My latest addiction is Hairspray, the movie musical that came out last year. I love it. A lot. I got the special double disc edition where they had all these DVD extras.

When they were explaining how they did the production design. They explained how they had to create a "heightened reality". It wasn't just 60's. It was extremely 60's. This was the world in Tracy Turnblad's mind. In her head, there is singing and dancing all the time. The sets had to reflect that so it would not be a stretch to see the characters just burst out into song.

I really took this to heart. I'm building my heightened reality wherein people fight and WIN against cancer everyday. This is how it should be. For me, this is how it is.

I'm adopting Hairspray as my reality. The fat girl gets the guy (check!). She fights and wins for something she truly believes in (working on this one). I'm working on a soundtrack...

4 comments:

Dean said...

Great to see you posting so regularly and love your heightened reality view on this. You're beating this every day so this really is your reality. Have a nice weekend!

Dean said...

Hi X -

I noticed that you haven't posted in a bit, I hope you are well.

Dean

Anonymous said...

Looking to see how you are holding up. :)

Anonymous said...

Please give us an update...