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Re: first rejection
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2010, 09:38:22 PM »
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knowing nothing about it other than the logline you quoted.. it sounds like the usual indie quirky bullshit that everyone loves to circle jerk over these days.

i wish miranda july would come back from the dead.

To be honest, it sounds way more interesting than most of the others listed.

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Lance Edmands (writer/director) / Bluebird (U.S.A.):  In the frozen woods of an isolated Maine logging town, one woman's tragic mistake leads to unexpected consequences.

Yawn.

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Craig Zobel (writer/director) / Canary (U.S.A):  The residents of a small West Virginia coal mining town intersect and affect one another in surprising, often humorous ways, as their lives are  inextricably shaped by their surroundings.

Barf.

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Sydney Freeland (writer/director) / Drunktown's Finest (U.S.A.):  Three Native Americans-a rebellious father-to-be, a devout Christian, and a promiscuous transsexual-find their self-images challenged, and ultimately strengthened, as they come of age on an Indian reservation.

Dismissive wanking motion.

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Cao Baoping (writer/director) / How Many Trainings Must I Take Before I Can Be as Hard as Steel? (China):  After spending her entire adolescence fighting with her psychologically abusive mother, a young woman is forced to come to terms with the love underlying the hatred she feels.

 :drool:

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Myna Joseph (writer/director) / My Favorite Nightmare (U.S.A.):  A willful teenager, pregnant with her cousin's child and determined to get an abortion, travels to New York, only to discover her unpredictable father has followed her.

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Re: first rejection
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2010, 11:10:40 PM »
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can "dismissive wanking motion" be added to the marquee loop at the top of the page?
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Re: first rejection
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2010, 11:18:34 PM »
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Ask and ye shall receive.

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Re: first rejection
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2010, 11:30:27 PM »
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Loglines are always terrible, and you can't tell anything about the movie from them.  The basic formula is: "After (something happens), an (adjective) (noun) must/is forced to deal with (something/someone)."

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Re: first rejection
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2010, 11:58:16 PM »
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Ask and ye shall receive.



you put me next to the dolphin *salute
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Re: first rejection
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2010, 12:01:50 AM »
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The basic formula is: "After (something happens), an (adjective) (noun) must/is forced to deal with (something/someone)."

let's try that out..

After (discovering a disembowled moo-cow on his front lawn), an (obese recluse) is forced to deal with (his disgusting lifestyle.. but not before indulging in one last meal).

...

i'd watch that.
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Re: first rejection
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2010, 12:25:42 AM »
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After (falling out of a boat), an (anthropomorphic carrot) is forced to deal with (sporadic erectile dysfunction).

I'll take my grant money in cash, thanks.
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Re: first rejection
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2010, 08:09:15 AM »
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After (getting stung by a bee), an (unattractive gay man) is forced to deal with (a sudden burst of popularity).

this is fun.

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Re: first rejection
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2010, 11:33:22 PM »
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this is fun.

yeah too bad everyone is too fucking boring to play along.

After (visiting a loser site for way too many years), a (twenty-something freak) must (choose between taking the path of cine/ghostboy/hedwig or continue wasting his life).
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Re: first rejection
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2010, 12:25:39 AM »
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Seriously.  

After (trying to inject life into boring threads), a (series of Xixax admins) are forced to deal with (suicidal urges).  Trailer below *SPOILERS!*





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Re: first rejection
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2010, 03:34:08 AM »
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alright fine, I'll do one already.

After (falling in love with a cat), a (disfigured nam vet) must (drive across the country in a big wheel bike).

FUN.

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Re: first rejection
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2010, 08:58:34 AM »
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After (having wasted their youth on posts no one replies to), a (bunch of funny-ish people with different areas of expertise) must (start a blog and find meaning in their passion for wasting time on the net)

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Re: first rejection
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2010, 10:03:49 AM »
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must (drive across the country in a big wheel bike).

small correction for the use of "must":

whereas "is forced to deal with" pretty much writes itself, the use of "must" as shown in the example quoted seems to necessitate more than simply (something happening), as this can easily end up in a non-plot -- again as shown in the quote. the solution is easy.. when using "must" the formula is rewritten thus:

must (make a choice/complete a mission).

by implementing this update on the quoted section, it can begin to feel like a real plot:

must (drive across the country in a big wheel bike to save the only being who truly understands him).

further proof of this formula is found in the logline given by pas:

must (start a blog and find meaning in their passion for wasting time on the net)

if he had merely stopped at "must (start a blog)" it would be a non-plot. but he has prevented this by completing the statement with a mission as per the updated formula which he obviously understood intrinsically.

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Re: first rejection
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2010, 11:43:31 AM »
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After a bizarrely unexpected meteor shower, a self-centered stop-motion puppet is forced to take on the role of father for several orphaned Parisians.

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Re: first rejection
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2010, 06:56:47 PM »
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After being confused for Mandy Patinkin by a travelling executive, a lovelorn Sheriff must create and star in a sitcom pilot in order to recapture the hearts and minds of his jaded townspeople.

 

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