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New Game: Out-Snakes on a Plane Sankes on a Plane
Topic by: woozy
Posted: April 30, 2006 - 12:45 AM PDT
Last Reply: May 1, 2006 - 1:30 PM PDT

author topic: New Game: Out-Snakes on a Plane Sankes on a Plane
woozy
post #1  on April 30, 2006 - 12:45 AM PDT  
In light of the Other Thread, I prepose the following:

There are high concept films (Eraserhead: A guy with very weird hair lives in a nightmarish surreal universe where ... Aw fucked if I know...), low concept films (Speed: A bus must maintain 55 mph or it will blow up), and then there is (Snakes on a Plane: Snakes on a plane).

Snakes on a Plane is not alone in this class. Robots, Cars, Eight legged Freaks, and Honey, I shrunk the Kids are all in this class. (Not to mention, So, I married an Ax Murderer and every porn movie ever made.) But none of these have the pithy bluntness of Snakes on a Plane.

Your job; Out-Snakes on a Plane Snakes on a Plane. As stated in the other thread, my entrant is Clowns at a Funeral.
Cinenaut
post #2  on April 30, 2006 - 10:54 AM PDT  
You've got it backwards, Woozy! High concept movies are the ones you can describe in one sentence.

Yeah, just imagine if Snakes on a Plane is a big hit. It could unleash a whole genre of overly descriptive movie titles.

Small Scary Child Glowers at You

A Carload of Teens Made A Wrong Turn Somewhere Back There

Tom Cruise Is Not Crazy and He Does His Own Stunts III

Anthropomorphic CGI Zoo Animals Make Fart Jokes

Yet Another Remake of a Show You Didn't Like Much the First Time Around





These are getting kind of long.


woozy
post #3  on April 30, 2006 - 11:25 AM PDT  
> On April 30, 2006 - 10:54 AM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> You've got it backwards, Woozy! High concept movies are the ones you can describe in one sentence.
>
Oh. Did I? I assumed "high-concept" difficult or specialized thus difficult to describe whereas simple ideas were low concept.

This isn't the first time I've made utterly incorrect assumptions. First hearing the phrase "you lucked out" its siminarily to "striking out" or "way out" or other concepts of "out" meaning wild or randmont, I assumed it meant you had bad luck and you'll never get another chance. I had heard and used the the phrase "butter wouldn't melt in her mouth" to mean "She is of such a gentle and innocent nature that...". I have recently heard it implies a sence of duplicity in that one is only acting as though butter wouldn't melt in one's mouth. Even though all dictionary and phrase books define it as the latter, going back to all places I've ever heard or read it used, they still seem to have been only implying my first interpretation.

> Yeah, just imagine if Snakes on a Plane is a big hit. It could unleash a whole genre of overly descriptive movie titles.
...
> Anthropomorphic CGI Zoo Animals Make Fart Jokes

...*snorfql*...

That's funny. (BTW, what the hell is the difference between "The Wild" and "Madagascar" and ... um, did anyone actually *like* Madagascar?)

Ooh, here's a good one and I see it actually happening (maybe I should seriously pitch it): Infected Monkeys on a Freeway!
woozy
post #4  on April 30, 2006 - 11:37 AM PDT  
Or to change genres to feel-good comedy: The Nuns' Talent Show.

Or Idiot Son in the White House. *ooops*.... sorry ...
artifex
post #5  on May 1, 2006 - 1:30 PM PDT  
> On April 30, 2006 - 11:37 AM PDT woozy wrote:
> Or Idiot Son in the White House. *ooops*.... sorry ...

Oh, are sequels allowed? :)

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