Belinti appears to be a confident, powerful figure that exudes strength and self-confidence. However, looks can be deceiving, for beneath the surface is a shy, timid man from a small Irish village, drawn to London where he will reveal his skills as a dancer at a talent contest that will be aired across the globe. With the support of his eight older sisters and loving parents, he must overcome his anxiety of the fast-paced life of the city to achieve his dreams.
Music becomes the key to opening a gateway between parallel worlds as two souls are reunited once more.
Music often inspires scenes, helps mold the tone of a narrative, and in some cases, defines a character.
What follows is a collection of songs that are the soundtrack to this novel.
In CHAPTER 2 Belinti is encouraged to dance by a female singer who is also there to perform. I drew a lot of inspiration concerning the character from Toni, the real life singer behind the music that he dances to. The song, Dance Monkey, is an upbeat, energetic tone that I felt was ideal for this scene.
In CHAPTER 3, Tammy plays her version of the song from the episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, The Inner Light. A story is told of an old Irish legend that is parallel to the events that take place in the television show. Her flute is a tin whistle, mimicking the one from the show, which is why I chose it for her.
At the end of CHAPTER 3, Belinti dances to a song using a wide range of dance styles which reveals his skills as a performer. This song is ideal for that in that he is so vibrant, energetic, finding joy in everything around him. He tries to not let the troubles of the world to burden him or to weigh him down.
During the interview in CHAPTER 4, Belinti tells the story of how his grandfather would get up out of bed each day with a dance, a traditional Irish jig. He approached his friend, Tammy, plays a tin whistle flute to help him demonstrate. Therefore, I went in search of a traditional Irish jig played by a similar instrument.
For his audition before the four judges in CHAPTER 6, Belinti dances to this song. He starts out with one more traditional style of dance then shifts to break dancing. This leads to another form of style before shifting once more to a faster footwork kind of dancing. All of it accumulates in an explosive conclusion.
In CHAPTER 8, Belinti is invited to a party by a woman he meets. This song begins to play and he is asked to dance with her. At the end of the song, he sees someone else, not the woman he's dancing with. This is the beginning of his connection to a mysterious woman from another world much like his own.
In CHAPTER 9, Belinti performs in front of the judges to this song while dressed like he’s from the early 1920s in America in a stylish suit. He mimics the dance styles of multiple famous male performers as a homage to all those who had inspired him. The audience would be challenged to figure out who all he was matching.
CHAPTER 11 explores the idea of an empty room that is suddenly filled with individuals while two people are focused on one another. The flute sparked the idea that there was something bigger going on that is hinted at for the audience to discover. What triggers this magical moment is connected to music itself.
The idea of a big song and dance presentation sparked memories of this movie. Since Belinti had a large family, it was an ideal opportunity to have them make an appearance in CHAPTER 12 felt perfect. In the book, each member of his family is given an opportunity to sing two lines as he dances.
The four men and the woman singing are given a small cameo of sorts in CHAPTER 14 as they play this song with Tammy. I wanted to use it for this book practically from the beginning but kept choosing other options throughout. I was happy to find a way to include it as inspiration for my book.
I knew from the beginning that the final song would be this one. Even in early drafts when the story was much different, this song was still on my mind as to concluding the story. The themes, the lyrics, everything fit as a perfect conclusion in CHAPTER 15 for Twin Flame with an incredible final performance.
Twin Flame : The Movie
Bonus Scene: Not Found In Book
In a movie/television presentation of Twin Flame... Hopefully, in time, a scene will come to mind that would be an ideal addition to this narrative. However, as of yet, none has been established. If you have read the novel and during your experience with this incredible world, you have come up with a potentially "deleted" scene not found in the book, an idea for the opening, or an interesting way to close out the story, then contact us at this address. If we like the idea, it will become cannon with you credited as creator of this scenario.
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