Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Art of the Pitch

We've all heard the stories about how movie ideas are "pitched" in the boardrooms of Hollywood.

Sometimes the person doing the pitching has two minutes to summarize the movie's plots and selling points:

"Donald O'Connor and a talking mule have wacky misadventures in a haunted house and uncover a nest of Nazis!"


Sometimes they have a few seconds to spit out a phrase:

"Jim Carrey - Animal Orifices!"

Now it appears all one has to do is spit out the title of a previously existing entertainment entity and just add two words to the end of it:

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - THE MUSICAL

THE PRODUCERS - THE MUSICAL

HAIRSPRAY - THE MUSICAL

So, here are a few ideas I'd like to pitch:

BOWERY BOYS - THE MUSICAL

HARVEST OF SHAME - THE MUSICAL

SNAKES ON A PLANE - THE MUSICAL

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL - THE MUSICAL

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 - THE MUSICAL

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 - THE MUSICAL - THE MUSICAL

Another "sure-fire" pitch technique appears to be taking something and adding "THE MOVE" to the end of the title: e.g. JACKASS - THE MOVIE.

So...

CAP'N CRUNCH - THE MOVIE

QWERTYUIOP - THE MOVIE

CHOCOLATE MILK - THE MOVIE

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 - THE MUSICAL - THE MUSICAL - THE MOVIE

C'mon, gang, let's be Hollywood producers. Pitch me your ideas!

14 Comments:

Blogger furiousBall said...

DIVER DAN - THE MUSICAL.

Make it happen.

January 10, 2008 10:24 AM  
Blogger Wizened Wizard said...

How about "CRAIG - THE SERIOUS DRAMA"

January 10, 2008 5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOME LIKE IT HOT - THE COOKING SHOW

January 10, 2008 5:44 PM  
Blogger Merelyme said...

lol...you seriously crack me up! i want to see the captain crunch movie...as a musical! will crunchberries be involved?

January 10, 2008 7:39 PM  
Blogger Allan said...

HSM22:TM...whew. Third time and all that.

January 10, 2008 8:36 PM  
Blogger RED MOJO said...

Rambo-The Musical

January 10, 2008 8:47 PM  
Blogger whimsicalnbrainpan said...

I really don't think Snakes on a Plane - The Musical can be topped.

January 10, 2008 10:52 PM  
Blogger Diane J Standiford said...

The Godfather-The Musical

Star Trek-Attack of the gummie bears

Batman Returns-Your money for the stupid sequels.

January 11, 2008 6:24 AM  
Blogger DirkStar said...

Uh, how about Snakes on a plane versus Predator. The musical movie musical movie

January 11, 2008 3:56 PM  
Blogger Wizened Wizard said...

How about SHORT BUS - THE DISNEY VERSION

January 12, 2008 10:58 AM  
Blogger CS said...

Sophie's Choice - the musical!

January 12, 2008 8:13 PM  
Blogger Dorky Dad said...

Saving Private Ryan -- The Musical

My Cat Sleeping On My Lap -- The Movie

Hitting Random People with Old Laptops -- The Documentary

January 15, 2008 12:27 AM  
Blogger charlotta-love said...

I have absolutely no ideas to contribute but this post had me laughing quite hard. High School Musical - The Musical - The Musical - The Movie...aHAhahahah...
Oh man. I want to see all of these.

What about McGyver - the musical.
CNN - The Musical

January 18, 2008 2:28 PM  
Blogger DirkStar said...

I had a rough night last night and could sure use a hug...

January 19, 2008 10:51 PM  

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