Teaching Dark Lord

Sally Odgers sodgers at tassie.net.au
Tue May 21 03:31:50 EDT 2002

> But the main reason poor scripts get made into films is that people still
> and see em!

You're quite right. <sigh>. There are quite a few writers on the fringe of
the category romance area who would love to introduce more "ordinary" heroes
and heroines, but sell-through figures still persuade the publishers to go
with the TD&H hero and the slender heroine. Evidently any author of a blond
hero must expect a cut in her sales.

Readers aren't that shallow - are they? Statistics say they are. My theory
is that the spiky minority who want *good* scripts and *likely* heroes have
ceased to buy romance or visit the cinema at all. Therefore their choices no
longer figure in the equation.

Oh, and the SW films have Spin Offs. And they're reasonably



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