Fall 2007 Prompt

****** Below is the Prompt for the Fall 2007 50 Hour Film Contest  ******

Your Prop: A roadside mailbox(es).

This prop must be clearly visible and somehow used/featured in the movie.

Your Character:  A character that is indecisive.

This character’s indecisiveness must be physically acted out by the 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:

“This is more common than you’d think”


“Where will you be?”

“Yes or No?.”

“You want a snack or something?”

“I am calling the police.”

“What movie is that?”

“there’s never enough time”

“there’s nothing wrong with him/her that a ______ wouldn’t fix”

You must use five of the 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: Thriller

Thrillers often overlap with mystery stories, but are distinguished by the structure of their plots. In a thriller, the hero must thwart the plans of an enemy, rather than uncover a crime that has already happened. Thrillers also usually occur on a much grander scale: the crimes that must be prevented are serial or mass murder, terrorism, assassination, or the overthrow of governments. Jeopardy is a standard plot element. While a mystery climaxes when the mystery is solved; a thriller climaxes when the hero finally defeats the villain, saving his own life and often the lives of others. In thrillers influenced by film noir and tragedy, the compromised hero is often killed in the process.

Some Thriller films for reference.

National Treasure
Rear Window
The Matrix
The Manchurian Candidate

Good luck and have fun!

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 it may be disqualified from judging and/or viewing.

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