THE WHITE MOUNTAIN RECEIVES AN 8/10 : A Review of the White Mountain From the BLCKLST / by bill baxter

REVIEW OVERALL: 8/10

Era

1940s; World War II

Locations

Crete; Cairo

Budgets

High

Genre

Action & Adventure, War Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Wartime Espionage

Logline

In an attempt to thwart the Nazis advance, British espionage officers travel to Crete to support local forces in their bloody and inventive resistance.

Strengths

Beautifully illustrative writing transports the audience and brings thrilling action to live. Battle scenes are inventive, nail-biting and supremely entertaining. The writing uses character introductions and other devices deftly to provide exposition and set up lead XF’s mission and objective. The dialogue is smart, realistic, and imbued with the right balance of humor. Overall, the story balances the grim and grisly realities of war expertly with touches of levity. The scene with MASKELYNE is hilariously entertaining. The moral ambiguities of war are explored in interesting ways in the story. Tension is ever-present, gripping the audience as surprises, twists, near-misses and the constant threat of discovery maintain throughout the story. The writing has a masterful touch in presenting deadly obstacles that the characters solve in ingenious ways.

Prospects:

This project is currently ready for screen. Perfectly emotive, explosive, and thrilling in equal turns, this story is well-written and truly captivating. The premise behind this story is brilliantly appealing; audiences love WWII films, and this story avoids any hint of seeming derivative even in a crowded market by virtue of its fresh angle in a unique setting.

Pages

119