This is the headquarters for a sensational NEW saga which covers the vast fresco of motion picture action, encountered by a sole player, who enters its domain in utter obscurity, with glory in mind…
TWO CENTURIES IN THE MAKING!
A CAST OF THOUSANDS!
PERHAPS EVEN MILLIONS!
In December 2017, Clink Street Publishing released
Brian Paul Bach’s
FORWARD TO GLORY Quartet: Exposition
A struggling actor catches his first big break on his way to Hollywood stardom and beyond in the second act of this epic and bold four-part tale.
Butterbugs is becoming somebody. He has come to Hollywood to act, and as an aspiring performer, so far, he is a survivor. His dream persists… barely. But something’s coming. He has had to endure nearly crushing challenges with a tenacity deserving its own kind of award. Perhaps simple luck is all that’s needed. It soon appears, from unexpected quarters. And starting there, his ascent begins.
Butterbugs is about to be exposed – as actor, as talent, as star. A splash like no other will soon inundate Hollywood. As he advances, Butterbugs is gifted with the assistance of many: Vonda – the superstar, who literally picks him off the street; The Angry Black Priest – the super-artist, who, out of tragedy, teaches him wisdom; Sonny Projector – the super-agent, who sees something exceptional in this intriguing unknown; Old Atrocity – the super-technician, whose cinematic expertise perfectly compliments the actor’s unique persona; Cody, Saskia and Justy – women to love, who love him; Pepper and Prairie – whose very existence may be nothing more than shadows on a screen but whose power is projected upon him; and Heatherette – whose reappearance saves his life.
Proudly episodic, unabashedly sensational and simply cinematic Forward to Glory II: Exposition by Brian Paul Bach is a saga geared to a seasoned readership eager to embrace a daring narrative with determination and relish. Reveling in a love of Hollywood new and old while exploring the unique pressures of fame found within the walls of the studio lots, it is a story of adventure and triumph readers won’t soon forget.
On March 21, 2017, Clink Street Publishing released
Brian Paul Bach’s
FORWARD TO GLORY Quartet: Tempering
Butterbugs is a nobody from nowhere. His dream is to act. So he casts himself upon the mercy of Hollywood. But will his dream come true?
In this, the first act of the ‘Forward To Glory’ quartet, a sensational narrative becomes epic, noir, and satire, all at once. Like the movies themselves.
No mere mashed-up stew, ‘Tempering’ is indeed sautéed in the heavy oils of satire, but from its noir-like and epic procession of events, there emerges an individual’s striving toward something of value.
Rich in movie lore and invention, ‘Tempering’ probes the lives of those in Hollywood’s obscurity. The route is uphill, though it possibly leads to further heights along the ‘Forward To Glory’ trail.
Facing the movie monolith alone, Butterbugs performs dramatic scenes before the homeless and the inebriated. A mysterious girl occurs and reoccurs. Living in a car, with dwindling reserves, we might ask, is the play still the thing? Isolation leads to bare survival in a city of high achievement …and bottomless failure.
Butterbugs aspires to act, but will it actually be in films, or on a starker, more realistic stage – a stage of life itself – with no recognition, no audience…?
Strangely, he appeals to possible allies: Heatherette – who is intrigued by him; Starling – the thief who loves him; ProwlerCat – who saves him… But from what, we do not yet know.
The FORWARD TO GLORY Quartet
I. Tempering – the Actor’s struggles
II. Exposition – the Actor’s rise
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S: III. Apotheosis – the Actor’s climax
HEADING UP THE REAR: IV. Beyond Fin – the Actor’s legend