Because I Knew You

The Finale - No One Would Listen

No  movie score series would be complete without a nod to two of my favorites on Broadway... The Phantom of the Opera and Wicked, The Musical. (I know Wicked is not on film yet, but a girl can dream.) In my opinion, the similarities run pretty deep in some respects, and it would of course, be impossible to tell either story, without the music that accompanies each. The song I'm sharing to give life to this image though... is one that was ultimately deleted from the final cut for the movie version of Phantom.  It's actually one of my favorites.  Perhaps you've never heard it...

Then, at last, a voice in the gloom
Seemed to cry “I hear you”
I hear your fears
Your torment and your tears

She saw my loneliness
Shared in my emptiness
No one would listen
No one but her
Heard as the outcast hears...
— Phantom of the Opera, deleted scene

It's always a struggle for me to create compelling images in the color green.  I stuck with this one for a long time though, because I knew it was in there somewhere, and I was pretty determined to draw it out.  

I think I'll end the series here for now.  It's been a wonderful creative run and I hope if you happened to pass by here, that you found some life, some beauty, and some peace within the music and the images on this page. 

Life That's Deep and Green - Defying Gravity

Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I’m through with playing by the rules
Of someone else’s game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It’s time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes and leap!

It’s time to try
Defying gravity...
— Elphaba, Wicked, the Musical