Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Deputy's Monologue

Very early in the planning stages of "Ragged Isle," I wrote, almost as an exercise, a monologue for the sheriff's deputy in which he ruminates on a link between a current murder investigation and an old urban legend.

The monologue has always delighted me, despite the fact that it comes out of nowhere and doesn't really lead anywhere. I always sort of suspected that we wouldn't actually use it. It was written in an attempt to figure out the character of the deputy, and we didn't really have a place for it in any particular episode.

But then I inserted it into Episode 7, fully expecting it would be yanked at some point in the process. It never was. In draft after draft, the monologue remained, continuing to delight me.

Today, I got to see actor Erik Moody deliver the monologue to an exasperated Sheriff Dalton (nobody does "exasperated" like Rick Dalton) in the sheriff's car while I played a light across their faces to simulate passing headlights.

It. Was. Awesome.

6 comments:

  1. agreed. just watched the footage. it's going to be a great scene Greg!

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  2. and now the rest of us have to wait until winter to see it! Curses! -Adam

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  3. Nobody IS as exasperated as Rick Dalton.

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  4. I believe "exasperated" is Latin for "Boy Floyd"

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  5. Daniel Robert ClarkSeptember 2, 2010 at 7:24 PM

    Rick only has two settings, exasperated and hungry.

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