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My adapting of short fiction to drama led to commissions to write original plays. Here was a new challenge. It was to be part of the Disaster series. I thought, naively, that writing about the Pacific Western Airlines Flight that crashed at Cranbrook International Airport would be easy.

Instead, the research took nearly a year and, by the time I was finished, the files filled a legal file box. Flight from Edmonton landed at Castlegar via Calgary and then sfory to Cranbrook. Simple open and shut case a couple of reports I read said. Local people had family members die and emotions were high.

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There were cries from the public to castrate and hang the snow plow bloodflowdrs. The snow plow operator went into hiding. I quickly discovered that a number of newspaper reports were wrong regarding details. Gruesome reading and pictures. The report gave me a plan of the plane and where everyone was sitting.

I got a passenger and flight crew list. The investigation cleared the snow plow shortt. He was right where he should have been. There was the government report, the RCMP reports. There were eye witness accounts. Gradually, I memorized the seating in the plane and who sat where. I saw where the tail section had broken off, with the main body of the plane sliding forward through the snow, consuming passengers in fire. I read the reports of the survivors, of them undoing their seat belts and stepping out of the plane, unharmed, into the snow, then waiting for someone to come and help them.


There were seven survivors.

All those people had family and friends. For example, in an early draft, when the plane touched down, then rose into the air, then spun into the ground, I had written bloodfllowers scene with people screaming. In fact, there was no screaming. People were so shocked and frightened, there was silence.

Slowly, I recreated what happened but I also had to create a drama, not a report. Characters had to speak, interact. I needed to keep people listening. That meant developing character but within the confines of the event.

It is, I believe, the obligation of the author to get shrt details right even in a dramatization, even in a piece of fiction. To not do so is laziness and demonstrates a lack of respect. Getting the research right shows the writer knows what he is talking about, shows that he respects the material with which he is working.

The shows are sloppily made, the six shooter shoots a hundred bullets, cars blow up for no reason, the characters take blows that would crush skulls, shatter face bones and they immediately hop up and continue with the action.

It is all such far-fetched fantasy that there is nothing to respect. We all know what it is that we are watching. How important was it, in this non-fiction drama to get every detail right? When the play was recorded, the producer had us all sit around and listen to it.


It was a big cast, a lot of technicians, etc. No one noticed that there was a stranger in the room. When we finished listening to the drama, the producer bloodflowera the stranger. She was one of the survivors. The seconds between his question and her answer were intense. What happened to Flight ? The plane was early. Calgary air control had the time of arrival wrong.

When the pilot saw the snow plow, the plane had touched down, the reverse thrusters were on. The pilot turned off the thrusters that act as a brake. The pilot climbed, expecting to do a go-round and land.

By the time the script was finished, the production completed, I felt that I knew everyone on the plane. I thought about all of them for a long time afterward.

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The role of writers and artists is to starve. Gentle Sinners was made from the novel of the same name.

There are a couple of others. Gross is an important word in film making. There are never any net returns. I also want a storyy upfront payment that stoy finalized by the time production starts. The price is too high. When I had a meeting with a film maker who wanted to turn The Girl With The Botticelli Face into a movie, we were discussing appropriate payments for options for three years. Flight A collection of short fiction.