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Blood and Treasure Just Blood

God. The LAT series by David Zucchino and Rick Loomis on battlefield medicine in Iraq (part 1, part 2, part 3) is riveting.

It’s a revealing exercise to first read the articles and then watch the Flash features (part 1, part 2, part 3).

There’s just sooo much wiggle room in prose — even smart, sharp prose. More than enough for you to fill in some blanks and imagine the characters as you want them to be. Images and sounds are different; there’s still wiggle room, of course, but not nearly as much.

What’s interesting, though, is that wiggle room isn’t always a bad thing: I found myself connecting with the wounded soldiers a lot more in the written stories. The other-ness of their gruesome injuries and their accents in the Flash pieces only made them seem more distant.

One comment

jorge velasquez says…

Wow…thanks so much for this connection….wonderful piece showing the future of multimedia is here and now.

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