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How do you create tension?
This comes from Tom Vandel:
Just saw "Once Upon a Time in the West" tonight (for about the 5th time). Truly the best western of all time in my view. Two great moments of tension - a flock of birds suddenly rising from the bushes as if frightened off.... and the sound of hundreds of crickets suddenly stopping all at once - someone is coming!
The frightened animal is a classic, whether it’s dogs growling at ghosts, or herd animals fleeing an impending natural disaster.
So, Tom, you’re the winner of our How Do You Create Tension contest from last week. Please email Dennis your physical mailing address, and I’ll shoot a prize your way. Let me know if a dog or cat is in the picture.
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