Spring 2009 Prompt

****** Below is the Prompt for the Spring 2009 50-Hour Film Contest*****

Your Prop: A phone booth. (There are few of these around, so a payphone of any kind will do as a substitute.) This prop must be visible in the movie.

Your Character: An obsessive collector of some kind.

This character’s attributes must be physically acted out by an actor in the film. The audience/judges must realize that the actor is the character described. These attributes/traits can’t be only talked about by characters and then not acted out.

Your Dialogue:

  • “It sounded better when I said it.”
  • “Seems like you have your work cut out for you.”
  • “Take as much time as you need to think it over.”
  • “Well, it seemed funny to me.” (Or, “Well, it seemed funny to me at the time.”)
  • “People have been coming here for years.”
  • “Can I get a refund?” (Or, “Can I get and upgrade?”)
  • “Not on my watch, Pal.” (Or, “Not on my watch, honey.”)
  • “You don’t see those around much anymore.”
  • “Isn’t it/Aren’t they great? I got it/them for my last birthday.”
  • “Just because it didn’t happen to you, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.”

You must use five of the ten lines above! This dialogue must be kept in intact sentences, but the order, the timing or usage of those sentences is entirely up to your group. These five sentences MUST be able to be heard clearly in the final movie.

Your Genre: Buddy movie

Definition: A buddy movie focuses mainly on the friendship between the two main characters of the film. Buddy movies deal with the meaning and nature of friendship. While the majority of buddy movies seem to feature male characters, some of the most well-known (“Thelma and Louise,” for example) feature female relationships. Some examples of buddy movies include: “The Odd Couple,” “Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid,” “Thelma & Louise,” “Bottle Rocket,” “The Wedding Crashers,” “Ghost World,” “Diner.” Note regarding content: We want to remind the groups that we do not want to see explicit violence in these films. If we see a film that portrays graphic violence or inappropriate content, including language, it may be disqualified from judging and/or viewing.

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