Here is just a post about some of my inspirations and notes for the story, War of Morals
, as well as the playlist.
"Have You Ever Seen Rain?" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Victory Does Not Make Us Conquerors" by Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones soundtrack)
"Child of Midnight" by Jim Croce (seriously, I must have listened to this 40 times or more)
"Fall: Ghosts - Falling" by Clint Mansell
"Death is the Road to Awe" by Clint Mansell
"Corrupt" by Depeche Mode
"Barton Hollow" by The Civil Wars
"Summer: Ghosts" by Clint Mansell
"Blue Veins" by the Raconteurs
- Jim is supposed to be the typical 1950s American greaser. He represents that subculture of dissonance within American culture, as well as the hot rod culture.
- Jim says that Louisiana State Penitentiary is "the worst prison in America." And a magazine really did call it this in 1953. If anyplace could change anyone, it was LSP, or Angola.
- Jim says that he "didn't cut my heels or nothing." He is referring to the Heel String Gang of the 1950s, who cut their Achilles tendons to show their membership.
- I thought that Jim's cigarettes were a nice little allegory for how he was feeling. When he was certain of his actions and what he had to do, he smoked them without a thought. But when he felt regret and penitence, he only picked them up, and threw them away.