Thank you to all who read and also those of you who responded to my note on Fathers’ Day, it just made the day for me that much more special. How wonderful to hear from some of you that I haven’t heard from for decades. Hope we can keep in touch.
I NEED YOUR HELP!
From time to time I have shared with you my attempt to write a screenplay. I have actually completed two of them. They are both from the “Coming of Age” genre. The time I get to spend coaching high school students is often inspiring, they are often inspiring, and the inspiration was the motivation to pen them. I will someday return to polish them up. But for now, I’m inspired by my favorite genre of movie…”Dude with a problem”. Some of my favorite “dude with a problem” movies: Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, Die Hard, Dirty Harry, The Bourne Trilogy, and oh so many more, but you get the idea.
I have most of my ideas down on paper and am just starting to storyboard it. The hope is that the board will help me with story structure. I have a title, and I have a few LogLines in mind. Here’s where you come in.
Imagine we’re sitting around on a Saturday afternoon and we decide to go to a movie. We grab the local paper and start perusing the ads. What’s your response to the title and the logline for this movie:
1. They killed his father. They killed his friends. They’ll try and kill him to keep a secret that will threaten the life of everyone living in the Americas….”CONTAINMENT”
2. Reputable for de-bunking conspiracy theories, professor Aaron Barkley is faced with 24 hours to expose the cover up that killed his father, will kill his friends, threatens his life and all who live in North America……”CONTAINMENT”
3. A young college professor is home to bury his estranged father to find he has 24 hours to uncover the conspiracy that killed his father. That will kill some of his friends, and that threatens the life of all who live on the North American Continent….”CONTAINMENT”.
Do any of the above make you want to know more?
Do they tell you anything about what the movie is about?
Do any of them motivate you to pay $ 7.50 to see it?
OR…Does is depend on who’s in it for you to go see it?
Which is your favorite….and feel free to make any changes.
I so appreciate your input. Can’t wait to hear from you!!!
Until then…..for heaven’s sake, have fun……Fred.