Think about it. Money buys a visual. Films are realistic slices of life. Sage Sweetwater has used the power of coins in two of her scripts, The Sundance Wives: The Gates of Doogun Hill and Jett Durango. The coins in these scripts are to be valued for their scene importance.
So when Sage Sweetwater writes a CLOSE ON camera direction on a coin, it's a money shot. Heads or tails doesn't apply here. It's an outcome Sweetwater can cash in on. SLOW MOTION and FREEZE FRAME camera directions put the focus on the power of drama in Sage Sweetwater's coin scenes.
Sweetwater's Lesbian Westerns aren't Three Coins in the Fountain material, referring to the act of throwing coins in the Trevi Fountain in Rome while making a wish.
Parable of the lost coin bible scripture Luke 15:8-10, Sweetwater's Ministry of the Morgan Silver Dollar makes its appearance in The Sundance Wives: The Gates of Doogun Hill for the purpose of exposure.
The Lavender Coin in Jett Durango has far more of a meaning than words can describe. Money buys a visual in the scene in this case; the power of using coins in film scripts.
Copyright Ms. Sage Sweetwater, firebrand lesbian novelist