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Friday, May 30, 2014

Comic Relief!: Ghost stories…according to books.


Last night I met with a book group (our first meeting) and participated in a lively discussion about the novel we read. Afterwards, as I walked with one of the ladies to my car, the topic finally came up--a topic that inevitably arises whenever book lovers learn I'm a screenwriter. "I hate what filmmakers do to my favorite books!"

I wanted to laugh…maniacally. (Which, by the way, I have a difficult time pronouncing… I want to say mane-ee-ack-ah-lee.) Mwahahahahahaha!!




(For information on how to enjoy a movie based on a book, read Hints for Watching Movie Re-makes.)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Comic Relief: Add a word to a title.

The title for the screenplay I'm working on eludes me.  I have a "working" title for the sake of saving my screenwriting file, but it doesn't grab me.  And the title should grab!

A word can make or break a title.  Which brings me to today's comic relief… Add a Word Ruin a Movie (twitter.com/ruinmoviee).

Some examples from the site:
  • Game of Porcelain Thrones 
  • The KFC Bucket List
  • A Bed Bug's Life
  • The Shawshank Tax Exemption
The list goes on.

After reading a few posts, I decided to ruin some titles myself.  They might already be listed on the site (I didn't have time to read them all), but here's what I came up with...
  • Gone With the Flatulent Wind
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Smarty Pants
  • The Philadelphia Sandwich Experiment.
  • How To Potty Train Your Dragon
  • The Book Worm Thief
  • The Lone Power Ranger
  • Crochet Hook
  • American Beauty Mark
  • Captain Phillips Screwdriver
  • Schindler's To-Do List
So…apparently I can ruin ten titles, but can't up with a one intriguing title of my own. 

By adding one word, which movie titles can you ruin?