I did a little on “The Barrier” this week. My wife’s illness has progressed and that is a higher priority for me than this project, so I don’t expect to have much time for “The Barrier”.
It’s been at least a month since I did any work on “The Barrier”. This week I got back on to it. Mostly I planned out what I need to do, and I didn’t do any actual writing.
My main objective was to see how to fit the new scene I developed into the story. I had to rework the outline to fit it in. I had to delete one scene, add a new scene, and modify another scene to make it all work.
I also wanted to shift the focus of the story to give more emphasis to the storyline about the traffic barrier and less on the traffic impact study.
I deleted four scenes about the traffic impact study. I will have to revise one other scene to patch up the problems caused when I cut the other scenes. It was hard to delete the scenes because I thought they were good. I had revised two of the scenes earlier and lost that material too.
That said, I think it improves the movie as a whole. They do say that often you need to cut your favourite scene to make a movie work. Fortunately, my favourite scene survived. At least so far.