Cobb Co. Studio Arts

BASIC PREMISES



If you accept the basic premises that your disbelief suspends,
the hero/heroine must survive unless the series ends.

Close calls provide the necessary pecuniary reason,
that he hero/heroine earns so much each season.

Our hero/heroine must always be smart, witty and urbane,
to defeat the villains, solve the crimes, and come in from the rain.

Heroes/heroines in the movies, TV, or on video tapes,
rarely make any errors except on the out-takes.

Mistakes in judgement, due to character flaws, temporary insanity,
whatever the cause, are overcome before there is real calamity.

The enemy misses, or the hero/heroine gets lucky,
"Its merely a flesh wound", nothing too yucky.

Should the hero/heroine need assistance from any "second banana",
the rescue occurs before the end of the next stanza.

Or, sometime, with but minutes to spare, just in the nick of time,
but first, a plethora of commercial messages to make a buck or dime.

Should our hero/heroine ever suffer lasting pains or trauma of the brain,
except in mini-series,to be continued, series' hiatus, cliff hang.

Concussions and amnesia, life support on over-load,
our hero/heroine recovers completely before the last episode.

The hero is always handsome, in a rugged sort of way,
while the heroine is beautiful, in a sexy negligee`.

In the movies, on TV, whenever bullets fly the most,
somehow they miss the major stars and end up in a post.

If there is nothing left to hide behind, whenever bullets scatter,
they only pock the soil or ricochet somewhere it doesn't matter.

At least in books, or scripts that have a ring of truth,
do bullets, zipping, pause one to think of youth.

Action and adventure heroes/heroines personify the lore,
while, it seems, only villains dieto even up the score.

These "are just a few" of the many scenes to give us pause,
to suspend our disbelief in all, is to believe in Santa Claus.