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Title: Make Up Our Own Movie Descriptions
Post by: CellarDweller on July 30, 2013, 01:20:25 pm
An article in Entertainment Weekly talked about this description of The Wizard Of Oz.



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There’s no place like the Internet.

An old one-line movie blurb has gone viral this week thanks to mentions all over the world wide web. In 1998, for a Wizard of Oz listing on TCM, writer Rick Polito wrote, “Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first person she meets and then teams up with three strangers to kill again.”

This morning, Polito told JimRomensko.com, “That line is going to follow me to the grave. It was just on Leno, it was a clue in a crossword puzzle, it showed up in Playboy, and people use it as their email sigs.”

http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/10/26/wizard-of-oz-movie-description/

At the end of the article the challenge you to come up with your own.  Shall we try?

The next post will be some examples from their readers, to spark your imaginations.


Title: Re: Make Up Our Own Movie Descriptions
Post by: CellarDweller on July 30, 2013, 01:20:50 pm
Moody teen encourages boyfriend to kill her. (Twilight)

Talking lion befriends a warthog and avenges fatherís death. (Lion King)

Boy left to fend off robbers after parents abandon him. (Home Alone)

A boy and his dog experience a series of frontier adventures forming a bond that is both uplifting and enduring.  Then he kills it.   (Old Yeller)

A young man struggles to live up to his mother's expectations.  (Psycho)

A young girl suffers an awkward moment at her high school prom.  (Carrie)
Title: Re: Make Up Our Own Movie Descriptions
Post by: CellarDweller on July 30, 2013, 01:21:42 pm
Now.......let's start our own!


Two sheepherders discover there's more to do on a mountain than fish.    (Brokeback Mountain)
Title: Re: Make Up Our Own Movie Descriptions
Post by: CellarDweller on July 30, 2013, 01:27:33 pm
A pair of young lovers discover they are soulmates while on a cruise.   (Titanic)
Title: Re: Make Up Our Own Movie Descriptions
Post by: Penthesilea on July 30, 2013, 03:40:44 pm
A young man struggles to live up to his mother's expectations.  (Psycho)


Understatement of the year! :laugh:

Love this. Let's see if I can come up with at least one....
Title: Re: Make Up Our Own Movie Descriptions
Post by: Penthesilea on July 30, 2013, 03:52:09 pm
A ship sinks.   (Titanic)
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Post by: Penthesilea on July 30, 2013, 03:55:40 pm
Two young cowboys form a unique bond.       (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)


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Ha! Got you with that one, didn't I? ;D :laugh:
Title: Re: Make Up Our Own Movie Descriptions
Post by: Penthesilea on July 30, 2013, 04:10:00 pm
Cooking for beginners. Today: Southern cuisine.      (Fried Green Tomatoes)
Title: Re: Make Up Our Own Movie Descriptions
Post by: CellarDweller on July 30, 2013, 07:03:40 pm
A ship sinks.   (Titanic)

:laugh:
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Post by: CellarDweller on July 30, 2013, 07:04:39 pm
A group of strangers finds themselves surrounded by the mindless masses.   (Night Of The Living Dead)
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Post by: CellarDweller on July 30, 2013, 07:15:26 pm
An instructor abuses his position of authority and seduces a young girl on vacation with her family.    (Dirty Dancing)
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on July 30, 2013, 09:29:12 pm
A group of strangers finds themselves surrounded by the mindless masses.   (Night Of The Living Dead)

Harrumph.  >:(  Sounds like my life in Philadelphia. ...
Title: Re: Make Up Our Own Movie Descriptions
Post by: Monika on July 31, 2013, 01:14:59 am
Ambitious spider bites teen.  (Spiderman)
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Post by: Sophia on July 31, 2013, 06:14:01 am
Dress up in a non stirrable costume and believe you can move like an eagle. (Batman) 
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Post by: CellarDweller on July 31, 2013, 08:01:06 am
A group of men sit around and dish about one of their peers.   (12 Angry Men)
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on July 31, 2013, 08:58:00 am
Political radicals in wigs and short pants sing and dance. (1776)
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Post by: CellarDweller on July 31, 2013, 05:49:45 pm
A mother and son learn the down side of pet ownership.  (Cujo)
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on July 31, 2013, 10:04:53 pm
A faded movie actress attempts a comeback in spite of the body in the pool. (Sunset Boulevard)
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on July 31, 2013, 10:06:35 pm
A faded vaudeville star serves strange meals to her crippled sister. (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?)
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on July 31, 2013, 10:11:37 pm
A famous actress explains the evils of wire hangers. (Mommie Dearest)
Title: Re: Make Up Our Own Movie Descriptions
Post by: CellarDweller on August 01, 2013, 07:40:36 am
A faded vaudeville star serves strange meals to her crippled sister. (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?)


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Make Up Our Own Movie Descriptions
Post by: CellarDweller on August 01, 2013, 07:57:19 am
A famous actress explains the evils of wire hangers. (Mommie Dearest)


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Make Up Our Own Movie Descriptions
Post by: CellarDweller on August 01, 2013, 07:59:10 am
Typical American family deals with a visiting stranger who causes the government to invade their home.

(E.T.  The Extra Terrestrial)
Title: Re: Make Up Our Own Movie Descriptions
Post by: CellarDweller on August 01, 2013, 10:24:00 am
A young detective tracks a criminal with the help of a man with some interesting culinary skills.   (Silence Of The Lambs)
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Post by: CellarDweller on August 02, 2013, 06:13:24 am
A young waiter meets a missionary, and convinces him there's more to life than his missionary position.   (Latter Days)

A composer of music has his own captive audience who also wants to be heard.  (The Changeling)

Looking for a change, a woman goes on a road trip with her son.  (Trans America)

A psychotic young woman expresses herself through dance.   (Black Swan)

A father comes to realize that his son may one day rule the world.   (The Omen)
Title: Re: Make Up Our Own Movie Descriptions
Post by: CellarDweller on August 02, 2013, 04:24:16 pm
A group of ordinary teens gets more than just candy in their goodie bags!    (Halloween)
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Post by: CellarDweller on August 05, 2013, 07:57:35 am
The heart-warming story about a boy and his car.   (Christine)

A group of shoppers stay indoors during inclement weather.  (The Mist)

A young babysitter who knows nothing of urban legends, answers the phone.   (When A Stranger Calls)

A case of mistaken identity causes peole to run screaming from the pool.   (Caddyshack)

Young camp attendees and some resort vacationers get up close and personal with aquatic life!  (Piranha)
Title: Re: Make Up Our Own Movie Descriptions
Post by: Penthesilea on August 06, 2013, 01:44:52 am
Love all oft yours, Chuckie. Fav is the heartwarming story - lol.

I'll try to think oft some more when I'm back home.
Title: Re: Make Up Our Own Movie Descriptions
Post by: CellarDweller on August 06, 2013, 08:24:27 am
Single young female relies on her benefactress to get her out of her lousy domestic situation.  She thanks her by staying out past curfew.   (Cinderella)
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Post by: CellarDweller on August 10, 2013, 10:06:12 pm
Vacationers at the shore are taken aback when an uninvited guest shows up.   (Jaws)
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Post by: CellarDweller on August 10, 2013, 10:16:59 pm
Bored housewife assumes a thief's identity for some excitement - Desperately Seeking Susan
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Post by: CellarDweller on August 10, 2013, 10:18:26 pm
Engaged couple deals with an infestation in their apartment.  (The Smurfs)
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Post by: Sason on August 17, 2013, 01:28:17 pm
Two young sheep herders fail to fulfill the sheep owner's expectations regarding number of animals in the herd. (do I have to say it??)
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Post by: CellarDweller on October 21, 2013, 06:54:56 pm

A woman who is beautiful on the outside learns about becoming one of the group.   (Freaks)
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Post by: CellarDweller on October 21, 2013, 06:55:26 pm

A woman refuses to believe that she and the man she's been set up with were made for each other.  (Bride of Frankenstien)
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Post by: CellarDweller on October 21, 2013, 06:56:00 pm
A delightful young boy uses his spare time to trap and torture adults.  (Home Alone)
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Post by: CellarDweller on October 21, 2013, 06:56:24 pm

A family doesn't know what to do when uninvited guests come over.   (Poltergeist)