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A new challenge for the readership

The fine people at b3ta linked to this high quality post this week - wilfully distorted one line film plot summaries.

Here are a few examples to make the hyperlink clicking tempting:

  • Billy Elliot: Union worker turns back on strikers for personal gain.
  • Deliverance: Tourists experience local hospitality.
  • E.T.: Out-of-control pet causes mayhem, sadness.
  • O Brother where are thou?: Southern musicians encounter massive flooding and government incompetence.
  • Rosemary's baby: An unplanned pregnancy leads to complications.
  • Star Wars: Religious extremist terrorists destroy government installation, killing thousands.

Those are not a million miles away from the one liners in The Sunday Times TV section: Beverly Hill Cop - a cop goes to LA to find the killers of his best friend.

Anyway, if anyone can be dragged back here after the click, give it a go. Novels could be entertaining too.

Anyway, a few of mine:

No Country for Old Men - a trailer park dweller discovers crime does not pay

Flags of our Fathers - Soldiers deceive the public

High Noon - A Quaker's religious convictions prove insincere.

The Godfather - An Italian American family struggles to adapt to life in New York.

James Bond - (all of 'em) - Low ranking naval officer suffers from satyriasis

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Blogger Newmania said... 2:36 pm

Oo thats good

Casablanca - Drunk Misanthropist`s links to Terrorism exposed.

Shane - Immigrants Prepared to Use Violence to Take Land  

Blogger Newmania said... 2:50 pm

The Ancient Mariner- Slight Delay Causes Over Reaction ( Travel Times Improved Overall Said Spokesman)
Robin Hood - Criminal Gangs Maintain Grip On Terrified Population.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 2:53 pm

Keep 'em coming Paul. Feel free to send your gang over too.  

Blogger Newmania said... 3:45 pm

Titanic - Over 1000 miles of trouble Free cruising ( The untold story)

I do not have a gang but have posted  

Blogger Nick Drew said... 5:45 pm

Blazing Saddles: affirmative action program foists unqualified lawman on peaceful Midwestern suburb  

Blogger Nick Drew said... 6:40 pm

Sound of Music: Singing Nun-o-Gram joke misfires, with disastrous consequences for Austro-German relations

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: trio of pranksters create hilarious mayhem as they seek to entertain the warring parties in the Civil War

Gone With The Wind: costume drama based on the daydreams of a home-loving Southern Belle. Note, when the film set accidentally burned down during the shooting of this rom-com, the director cleverly built the episode into the plot  

Blogger Nick Drew said... 7:02 pm

2001: A Space Odyssey - elaborate atheist hoax undermines Believers' understanding of Creation  

Blogger Croydonian said... 8:19 pm

ND - I knew I could count on you to step up to the plate or rather head to the crease.

Othello - A practical joke goes wrong with unfortunate consequences.

King Lear - A troubled family struggles to understand itself.

(I might do the rest of the A list tragedies later, but need to mull)  

Blogger zeno said... 8:02 pm

Local Hero: American oil company exploits unsophisticated Scottish villagers.

Paris Texas: Lots of action to an upbeat soundtrack.

Orphee: Dead Frenchman recovers.  

Blogger Jonny Mac said... 9:32 am

MacBeth: ambulatory woodland further confuses a troubled monarch.

Moby Dick: an upbeat look at how fishing really can be fun.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: some chums go off the beaten track - with hilarious consequences!  

Blogger Croydonian said... 10:51 am

Good stuff folks, keep 'em coming.  

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