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Logline aGoGo (the brainstorming game)

Do you ever come up with interesting movie idea, but don't want to pursue writing your own screenplay about it?

Well, then - don't just lose that thought - instead, craft a spiffy log line and reply to this thread.

If enough people participate, I'll try and remember to pull up your logline and add it to the list below.




Use this Structure

Title:
Logline
YourScreenName



I'll go ahead an get this started....




LOGLINE AGOGO - THE BRAINSTORMING GAME


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FIX AND MIX:

High Flying Sound Designer develops schizophrenia and loses everything. After years of hospitilzation he returns to Hollywood with a new name and as a filmaker. But when the actors can't get the voices right, he makes them hostages, while he works on his Fix and Mix.

Dream Large

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OK - no players yet!

Hmmmmff...


Then I'll add some LOGLINES I've seen for current or in development films - and invite you to do the same.


IDENTITY THEFT

She's having the time of his life.

(personally, I think that's brilliant)


ANYTHING BUT FROGS

A stripper is cast as the lead singer in a musical, and the frog is the only one she won't kiss

https://www.facebook.com/events/487435507959449#!/AnythingButFrogs



According to Save the Cat - the logline is critical and should have all the right elements going for it BEFORE you even start writing the screenplay. And if you can't right a logline strong enough - than you should rethink your movie idea.
 
I love the idea of this thread but I don't know how many people are interested in giving away their cool sounding loglines...

I think a better way to go about this would be to just write the logline of stories you currently have in progress. I know just reading about other peoples projects that I am able to brainstorm easier, or at least get in the writing mood better.

To help DreamLarge out in this awesome thread idea, here are a few of my works-in-progress shorts of mine:

Title: Brothers in Crime
Genre: Drama/Action
Expected Length: 20 min
Logline: A younger brother is wanted for a murder he didn't commit. An older brother helps him escape out of love and duty to family. They both learn a lot about what they want out of life.

Title: Robbery (working title)
Genre: Action/Drama
Expected Length: 12 min
Logline: Three criminals arrive at a safe house after a robbery only to discover their employer dead. They fight and seduce each other for the riches.

Title: Lady Redundancy Girl
Genre: Comedy
Expected Length: 6 min
Logline: Two bored superheroes inadvertently help their nemesis achieve her lifelong dream of becoming a filmmaker.

Please don't take my ideas haha I'm just trying to modify this awesome sounding thread to inspire others

Tell me a bit about your current projects and maybe it'll spark a cool idea of my own!
 
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I love the idea of this thread but I don't know how many people are interested in giving away their cool sounding loglines...

Please don't take my ideas haha I'm just trying to modify this awesome sounding thread to inspire others.
Understandable concern.

How about you think about the foundation of this thread as practice, instead.

Review headlines and think of a story logline based on each one.
You can do this each and every day.

http://www.nytimes.com/most-popular-viewed
1. A Statement Rocks Rome, Then Sends Shockwaves Around the World
The pope’s announcement, made at a routine meeting, came “like a bolt out of the blue,” said a participant.
The Vatican's in an uproar after a dying ex-Pope's last confession to his successor includes, among other petty sins, that he has been gay since childhood.

2. OP-ED COLUMNIST The Ignorance Caucus
The G.O.P. refuses to live in an evidence-based world.
The FBI, Homeland Security, and CDC bear down as the G.O.P. machine is devastated from a firestorm of Alzheimer's cases burning down through the leadership ranks.

3.Young, Liberal and Open to Big Government
In a trend that is surprising pollsters and jangling the nerves of Republicans, a majority of young people embraces President Obama’s notion that government can be a constructive force.
Wealthy philanthropist Democrats battle with working poor ultra conservative Republicans for voter control of the city council.

4. Successor to Benedict Will Lead a Church at a Crossroads
Pope Benedict XVI’s choice to resign sets up a struggle between conservatives, who advocated a smaller church of more fervent Catholics, and those who feel the church can grow its reach.
Things get ugly behind closed doors when depth of reach vs. breath of grasp is debated among top clergy.

5. Menendez Backed Donor on Port Security Plan
Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey discouraged any government gift of port security equipment to the Dominican Republic, citing concern for a company run by his friend, a major campaign contributor.
Rookie NJPD detective Danny Costello fights an internal affairs charge of cronyism while investigating three murders linked to billion dollar local government contracts.

6. OPINION Relax! You’ll Be More Productive
To be at your peak, don’t work so much.
Buddy Slaxx's doctors can't explain to his wife why the more he lays around the house doing nothing the healthier he's getting, and she ain't too happy about it.

7. EDITORIAL Quietly Killing a Consumer Watchdog
Senate Republicans are using the filibuster to stop regulation of financial abuses.
CSPAN was never this funny before Mississippi Senator Ruby "Popcorn" McCoy started spilling all the beans on her "friends across the aisle."

8. THE LEDE Latest Updates on Pope's Resignation
The Lede is providing updates on Pope Benedict XVI's announcement on Monday that he intends resign on Feb. 28, less than eight years after he took office, the first pope to do so in six centuries.
In learning who to vote for the newest cardinal learns more about his friends and associates as they all present their own agendas for a multitude of shadowy, radical micro-factions.

9. A Call for Drastic Changes in Educating New Lawyers
A task force says it is time for radical changes in the regulation of law schools, including cutting curriculums, requiring on-the-ground training and licensing legal technicians.
Attorney Dewey Cheatham faces loosing his licence if he doesn't pass the new competency test, but his menopausal wife, unmarried pregnant daughter, and hormonal teen son couldn't seem to care less.

10. Samsung Emerges as a Potent Rival to Apple’s Cool
After sweeping the market with the iPhone and the iPad, Apple has only one real competitor. And Samsung, unlike Apple, does think people know what they want.
Nerd wars rage for high stakes between high tech competitors as corporate espionage goes ballistic when new school collides with old school spycraft.

11. THE APPRAISAL Why Buy a Condo You Seldom Use? Because You Can
The higher the price in the New York City market, the more common are absentee owners based in places like Monaco or Texas.
Many will show but only one broker will sell, or die trying, the most scandalous condo in all of the city.

12. FIVETHIRTYEIGHT New Rove Group Could Backfire on G.O.P.
An analysis of Republican Senate primaries in 2010 and 2012 suggests that money is usually the least pressing problem for the establishment candidates whom Karl Rove's new "super PAC" might be inclined to support.
Virginia Hamilton thought she was doing her governor-candidate husband a favor by hosting a campaign fundraiser among the state's wealthiest businessmen. Lord, they are a rowdy and perverted bunch of lascivious heathens!

13. OP-ED COLUMNIST The Conscience of a Corporation
Stretching religious freedom to the breaking point.
A young woman and her middle age mother make arrangements, endure a procedure, and heal together while watching the TV news of their father and husband battling a court case in public against abortion.

14. Speculative Bets Prove Risky as Savers Chase Payoff
Brokers used to promote bad investments mainly to people trying to get rich quick, but with traditional portfolios losing value, more ordinary retirement savers are being duped.
Brokers, investors, and loan shark collectors contend over who gets the biggest return on just another hump-day.

15. Last Pope to Resign Faced Division Within the Church
Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement on Monday that he was stepping down because he was too elderly and infirm for the job was the first papal resignation in 598 years.
Corn takes sixteen hours from throat to throne, and other things you (don't) wan't to know BUTT are too scared to ask about: A mocumentary on the Pope's poop!

16. NEWS ANALYSIS Obama’s Turn in Bush’s Bind
A onetime critic of his predecessor, President Obama finds himself justifying muscular defense policies while detractors complain that he has sacrificed core values.
There's no more room in the Oval Office's closet where the current President tries to hide the administration's new skeletons among the old trying to get out themselves.

17. Mice Fall Short as Test Subjects for Humans’ Deadly Ills
Mice have been the species of choice in the study of human diseases, but a new paper offered evidence that the mouse model has been totally misleading for sepsis, burns and trauma.
Someone's getting the small end of the cheese when crafty rodents create inventive ways to outsmart the "Grabbers" in an attempt to free their little pink progeny.

18. CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK Grammys Measure Present by the Past
The structure of the award-giving, in which representatives of yesteryear weigh in on the acts of today, precludes the Grammys from capturing the shape, scale and range of modern music.
The music industry is bent on it's ear when a pair of bespectacled, PhD, blonde bombshells poured into business suits descend upon its judging process by court order with "logarithmic quantification constraint parameters."

19. OUR GENERATION The Death of a Prodigy and the Limitations of Talent
As a young reporter, the author believed that talent provided immunity. He later learned otherwise.
A reporter documents his co-worker's fall from grace as he elects to go off his anti-depressant meds in order to pursue a more holistic end to "this corporate servitude bullsh!t."

20. BITS Disruptions: Where Apple and Dick Tracy May Converge
Though such a device has been lost to science fiction comics and spy movies of a pre-smartphone era, the smart watch might soon become a reality, in the form of a curved glass device made by Apple.
A lowly intern at a leading high tech multinational is assigned to plunder comic books and graphic novels for viable tech development. Pfft. These people are crazy, right? Maybe. Maybe not.

Good luck!


Oh, yeah...
And P.S:
http://www.screenplayfest.com/logline-competition
http://www.screenplayfest.com/archives/category/logline-competition
http://www.moviebytes.com/ContestDetail.cfm?ContestNumber=2612
http://www.moviebytes.com/ContestDetail.cfm?ContestNumber=2610&tab=tab4&SubmitInterviewForID=2610
http://www.scriptdoctoreric.com/logline-friday
 
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Understandable concern.

How about you think about the foundation of this thread as practice, instead.

Review headlines and think of a story logline based on each one.
You can do this each and every day.

http://www.nytimes.com/most-popular-viewed
1. A Statement Rocks Rome, Then Sends Shockwaves Around the World
The pope’s announcement, made at a routine meeting, came “like a bolt out of the blue,” said a participant.
The Vatican's in an uproar after a dying ex-Pope's last confession to his successor includes, among other petty sins, that he has been gay since childhood.

2. OP-ED COLUMNIST The Ignorance Caucus
The G.O.P. refuses to live in an evidence-based world.
The FBI, Homeland Security, and CDC bear down as the G.O.P. machine is devastated from a firestorm of Alzheimer's cases burning down through the leadership ranks.

3.Young, Liberal and Open to Big Government
In a trend that is surprising pollsters and jangling the nerves of Republicans, a majority of young people embraces President Obama’s notion that government can be a constructive force.
Wealthy philanthropist Democrats battle with working poor ultra conservative Republicans for voter control of the city council.

4. Successor to Benedict Will Lead a Church at a Crossroads
Pope Benedict XVI’s choice to resign sets up a struggle between conservatives, who advocated a smaller church of more fervent Catholics, and those who feel the church can grow its reach.
Things get ugly behind closed doors when depth of reach vs. breath of grasp is debated among top clergy.

5. Menendez Backed Donor on Port Security Plan
Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey discouraged any government gift of port security equipment to the Dominican Republic, citing concern for a company run by his friend, a major campaign contributor.
Rookie NJPD detective Danny Costello fights an internal affairs charge of cronyism while investigating three murders linked to billion dollar local government contracts.

6. OPINION Relax! You’ll Be More Productive
To be at your peak, don’t work so much.
Buddy Slaxx's doctors can't explain to his wife why the more he lays around the house doing nothing the healthier he's getting, and she ain't too happy about it.

7. EDITORIAL Quietly Killing a Consumer Watchdog
Senate Republicans are using the filibuster to stop regulation of financial abuses.
CSPAN was never this funny before Mississippi Senator Ruby "Popcorn" McCoy started spilling all the beans on her "friends across the aisle."

8. THE LEDE Latest Updates on Pope's Resignation
The Lede is providing updates on Pope Benedict XVI's announcement on Monday that he intends resign on Feb. 28, less than eight years after he took office, the first pope to do so in six centuries.
In learning who to vote for the newest cardinal learns more about his friends and associates as they all present their own agendas for a multitude of shadowy, radical micro-factions.

9. A Call for Drastic Changes in Educating New Lawyers
A task force says it is time for radical changes in the regulation of law schools, including cutting curriculums, requiring on-the-ground training and licensing legal technicians.
Attorney Dewey Cheatham faces loosing his licence if he doesn't pass the new competency test, but his menopausal wife, unmarried pregnant daughter, and hormonal teen son couldn't seem to care less.

10. Samsung Emerges as a Potent Rival to Apple’s Cool
After sweeping the market with the iPhone and the iPad, Apple has only one real competitor. And Samsung, unlike Apple, does think people know what they want.
Nerd wars rage for high stakes between high tech competitors as corporate espionage goes ballistic when new school collides with old school spycraft.

11. THE APPRAISAL Why Buy a Condo You Seldom Use? Because You Can
The higher the price in the New York City market, the more common are absentee owners based in places like Monaco or Texas.
Many will show but only one broker will sell, or die trying, the most scandalous condo in all of the city.

12. FIVETHIRTYEIGHT New Rove Group Could Backfire on G.O.P.
An analysis of Republican Senate primaries in 2010 and 2012 suggests that money is usually the least pressing problem for the establishment candidates whom Karl Rove's new "super PAC" might be inclined to support.
Virginia Hamilton thought she was doing her governor-candidate husband a favor by hosting a campaign fundraiser among the state's wealthiest businessmen. Lord, they are a rowdy and perverted bunch of lascivious heathens!

13. OP-ED COLUMNIST The Conscience of a Corporation
Stretching religious freedom to the breaking point.
A young woman and her middle age mother make arrangements, endure a procedure, and heal together while watching the TV news of their father and husband battling a court case in public against abortion.

14. Speculative Bets Prove Risky as Savers Chase Payoff
Brokers used to promote bad investments mainly to people trying to get rich quick, but with traditional portfolios losing value, more ordinary retirement savers are being duped.
Brokers, investors, and loan shark collectors contend over who gets the biggest return on just another hump-day.

15. Last Pope to Resign Faced Division Within the Church
Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement on Monday that he was stepping down because he was too elderly and infirm for the job was the first papal resignation in 598 years.
Corn takes sixteen hours from throat to throne, and other things you (don't) wan't to know BUTT are too scared to ask about: A mocumentary on the Pope's poop!

16. NEWS ANALYSIS Obama’s Turn in Bush’s Bind
A onetime critic of his predecessor, President Obama finds himself justifying muscular defense policies while detractors complain that he has sacrificed core values.
There's no more room in the Oval Office's closet where the current President tries to hide the administration's new skeletons among the old trying to get out themselves.

17. Mice Fall Short as Test Subjects for Humans’ Deadly Ills
Mice have been the species of choice in the study of human diseases, but a new paper offered evidence that the mouse model has been totally misleading for sepsis, burns and trauma.
Someone's getting the small end of the cheese when crafty rodents create inventive ways to outsmart the "Grabbers" in an attempt to free their little pink progeny.

18. CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK Grammys Measure Present by the Past
The structure of the award-giving, in which representatives of yesteryear weigh in on the acts of today, precludes the Grammys from capturing the shape, scale and range of modern music.
The music industry is bent on it's ear when a pair of bespectacled, PhD, blonde bombshells poured into business suits descend upon its judging process by court order with "logarithmic quantification constraint parameters."

19. OUR GENERATION The Death of a Prodigy and the Limitations of Talent
As a young reporter, the author believed that talent provided immunity. He later learned otherwise.
A reporter documents his co-worker's fall from grace as he elects to go off his anti-depressant meds in order to pursue a more holistic end to "this corporate servitude bullsh!t."

20. BITS Disruptions: Where Apple and Dick Tracy May Converge
Though such a device has been lost to science fiction comics and spy movies of a pre-smartphone era, the smart watch might soon become a reality, in the form of a curved glass device made by Apple.
A lowly intern at a leading high tech multinational is assigned to plunder comic books and graphic novels for viable tech development. Pfft. These people are crazy, right? Maybe. Maybe not.

Good luck!


Oh, yeah...
And P.S:
http://www.screenplayfest.com/logline-competition
http://www.screenplayfest.com/archives/category/logline-competition
http://www.moviebytes.com/ContestDetail.cfm?ContestNumber=2612
http://www.moviebytes.com/ContestDetail.cfm?ContestNumber=2610&tab=tab4&SubmitInterviewForID=2610
http://www.scriptdoctoreric.com/logline-friday

That was fricken awesome!:yes:
 
Great exercise - I'll try one....

BREAKING NEWS: San Diego Hospice to Close

Pretend to Die(working title)
(drama/action)

Depressed retired police officer fakes a fatal illness to ignite pitty in his estranged family and help an ambitious ex-lover prove the local Hospice is both corrupt and dangerous.
 
Title: The Shining Star
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Length: 2 hours and some change
Log line: The true story of Lucifer and how his story as the King of Babylon grew into the legend we know today.

Title: Rough Music
Genre: Historical Drama/Thriller
Length: 2 hours
Log Line: A small group of disgruntled farmers known as the Regulators, seek vengeance on local governments right as the American Revolution begins to unfold.

Title: Caged
Genre: Multi
Length: 2 hours
Log Line: Local journalist with a voyeurism fetish can't seem to get it up. Decides to push the envelop and become a peeping tom. On one of his mischevious nights, he runs into a woman who turns out to be a member of a radical underground street artist movement based on nihilism. He decides to write a story on them and follow them around but as he does this, he finds himself growing dangerously close to the woman and the organization, which soon turns more extreme.

Title: Unknown
Genre: Scifi
Length: 3 hours
Log Line: An astronaut in the future wakes up in a small compartment where the only way out is through a room exposed by the vacuum of space. He hit his head and can't remember who he is or how he got there. When he can no longer take it, he opens the hatch and prepares to die. Much to his surprise, he is able to breath.

I know. These suck. But you gotta give me some credit for making them up in five minutes.
 
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INSPIRATION IMAGE

Create a feature length screenplay title & logline for this:

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Revenge Of The Unemployed
Action / Thriller
Feature Film
A Fifty-Nine Year Old Software Engineer laid off by a blue chip software giant creates a computer virus that wipes out CEOs financial assets electronically worldwide, causing mass suicides of corporate leaders around the world. The former software engineer becomes a clergyman, believing money is the root of all evil and takes a vow of poverty and becomes invisible in plain sight.

I realize I have two sentences instead of one. I'd love to do a movie like this. So, I am getting carried away.

I would add to the plot that the virus had a delayed subroutine that commenced three months later of broadcasting all over the Internet the addresses of all of the homes of the global execs and their daily schedules. This invited thieves to rob whatever they had left.

There are more and more stories of people losing their jobs and striking back at the places that let them go. And, I have thought of what would happen if someone did come up with a virus that would wipe out financial records in all the stock markets. Which has led me to this story.
 
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Title: The Shining Star
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Length: 2 hours and some change
Log line: The true story of Lucifer and how his story as the King of Babylon grew into the legend we know today.

Title: Rough Music
Genre: Historical Drama/Thriller
Length: 2 hours
Log Line: A small group of disgruntled farmers known as the Regulators, seek vengeance on local governments right as the American Revolution begins to unfold.

Title: Caged
Genre: Multi
Length: 2 hours
Log Line: Local journalist with a voyeurism fetish can't seem to get it up. Decides to push the envelop and become a peeping tom. On one of his mischevious nights, he runs into a woman who turns out to be a member of a radical underground street artist movement based on nihilism. He decides to write a story on them and follow them around but as he does this, he finds himself growing dangerously close to the woman and the organization, which soon turns more extreme.

Title: Unknown
Genre: Scifi
Length: 3 hours
Log Line: An astronaut in the future wakes up in a small compartment where the only way out is through a room exposed by the vacuum of space. He hit his head and can't remember who he is or how he got there. When he can no longer take it, he opens the hatch and prepares to die. Much to his surprise, he is able to breath.

I know. These suck. But you gotta give me some credit for making them up in five minutes.

not half bad for five minutes of work!

I like the concept of Caged - can you boil it down to one line (or 2 at most?)
 
Create a feature length screenplay title & logline for this:

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Dryatopia
Guardian Dryads decide they must destroy mankind to save the forests, but they must first deal with renegade Princess Drya and her Wood Nymphs who mistakenly believe they are guardians of children as well as trees.
 
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TITLE: UNTITLED
GENRE: Horror - Found Footage - Mockumentary

LOGLINE:
Two student film makers believe they have found their shot at the big time having been casually invited by a modern day vampire loner to document his day to day life.


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TITLE: The Sentiment
GENRE: Thriller - One Location
LOGLINE:

Eight strangers wake up in a bank vault, some dressed as bank robbers and others as employees with no memory of the previous six months. Surrounded by government authorities, they must work together to discover the truth before it is too late.


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TITLE: The Contention
GENRE: Horror - Thriller

LOGLINE:
A team of meticulous bank robbers enter a bank to discover the bank's employees and customers are already being held against their will by an unknown and paranormal force.

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TITLE: Bereft
GENRE: Horror - Short
LOGLINE:

A man wakes up alone in a large pitch black room. With only the light from his signal-less cell phone, he must piece together the gruesome clues scattered around the room's walls to escape its mystery.


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TITLE: Hanging
GENRE: Thriller - One Location
LOGLINE:

An experienced thrill seeker finds himself trapped alone and upside down and abandoned on a bungee jump. Whilst trying to escape he also begins to piece together that his ex-girlfriend may be responsible.
 
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