Here’s an interesting note.
In the movie Live And Let Die, there is a boat chase scene.
It’s maybe one of my favorite action sequences from any James Bond movie.
- (Live and Let Die has an awesome theme song, too – Paul McCartney at his best.)
- At 1:27:21, Bond gets into the boat to get away from the bad guys. (They chase, of course.)
- The boat chase scene is done at 1:40:02 with the explosion of bad guy and his boat.
That’s 13 minutes of a boat chase, intercut with car chases, and that’s roughly 10% of the movie.
Can you imagine making one scene 10% of your book?
Opens your eyes a little, doesn’t it?
I’m reading the book to see what Ian Fleming’s writing is like, just out of curiosity, but there were a LOT of unique characters and scenes in the movie. Originality has its place.