What words appear most often in log lines for movie scripts? The blog, Go Into the Story, features a word cloud made up of the words used in loglines for scripts that have sold so far this year.
Which of the following do you think appeared most often?
The unsurprising answer: young. Other high scorers include school, must, man, single, two, home, life, run, mysterious, mother, and love. And, more mysteriously, amber.
The site is running a contest to see who can come up with the most entertaining log line using any of the words in the word cloud, and a special category of best six-word log line. As an example of the latter, they say the log line for K9 could have been: Renegade cop. New partner. Police dog.
You don’t have long--until midnight, Sept. 27, 2013, and the winners get a free course. More information is here.
I won’t be entering the contest but let’s see if I can come up with one...
A young cop discovers his mother is in love with a mysterious criminal.
No, kind of boring.
A mysterious young criminal discovers his mother is in love with a cop.
Still not right...
A young cop discovers he’s in love with his mysterious criminal mother...