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Living Underground (1:34)
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Author: Ruth E. Walker

Publisher: Seraphim Editions
ISBN: 978-1927079089
Date Published: September 2012
Elements: Directive, Narrator, Praise, Video - News and Stock

This literary trailer informs about the time to set a basis for understanding the plot. Strong use of historical footage. Music overlays the narrative. While the trailer has a literary feel, it is fundamentally a plot line approach. This trailer does not cleanly map to the LEAD structure. It is more of a slow build of the time, characters, situation and challenge to the final line "Frankly, there isn't anyone you couldn't learn to love once you've heard their story."

LEAD Analysis

Lead Slow intro to the main characters, setting and time. LEAD Timing Stopwatch.png
Excite [interest] The challenge.
Amaze [hook] Reviews.
Direct [directive] Book and publisher. No website listed.

Trailer Arc

Character.jpg Ordinary.jpg Crisis.jpg Directive.jpg

Publisher Intro

Sheila Martin's dismal childhood is irrevocably transformed when Sigmund Maier, the family's enigmatic German tenant, introduces her to opera, music and much more. When he reappears in her ordered and successful adult life, Sigmund asks for her help with an immigration issue. Will she now discover the truth of why he vanished years ago?

Sheila soon discovers that "truth" has no clear definition and memories are nebulous as she is drawn into the turmoil and accusations surrounding his life before and during World War II. As she struggles with her own issues and family conflicts, she is forced to finally confront the secrets she has held for over 30 years.

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