And speaking of Blake Snyder and loglines… he’s having a contest on his blog. The deadline is Feb 18.
The idea is that you have to change one letter in the title of a famous movie, and write the logline for that film.
GONE WITH THE WINE — Scarlett “Merlot” O’Hara is a southern belle and lightweight drinker, whose fierce ambition to save her ante-bellum home changes to a mumbled “fiddle-dee-dee” whenever she has more than one glass of “Tara-ble” table wine.
One of his readers named Gary has come up with some good ones:
Nightmare on Elf Street – A killer is targeting the happy helpers of the North Pole threatening to kill Christmas. Ho, ho horror.
The Fridges of Madison County – When called to fix an ice maker a Maytag repairman falls in love with a married woman.
Here are my entries:
Four young hogs make a pact to sew their wild oats before they become breakfast sausages.
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD YEN
A hunter is pursued by Yakuza after he stumbles across a pile of heroin and Japanese cash.