Sunday, March 08, 2009

Mat Fox strikes again

As if his Twovels were not enough, Mat's also been writing Tweenplays; 140 word treatments for famous movies. See how many you can guess correctly:

1. Girl washes up minus body parts. Police chief gets nervous as swimmers decimated. Takes scientist & sailor out on small boat. BOOM! Shark dead.

2. Rosebud? What does it mean? Old man dies, was rich and powerful, had newspaper, and political aims. Affair ends those. Goes reclusive. (Was sled)

3. Big musical family get nanny in Austria. Father very strict but likes a sing-song. Nazis move in, curtains make nice suits. Escape and married

4. Boy and girl in love despite warring families. Have balcony tryst,marry. Is she dead? No! Poison suicide! Oops. She was not dead, but is now.

5. Asthmatic villain crosses galaxy chasing robot with vital blueprints. Hang on, that young man seems familiar - whoops, there goes my crib

6. Brrrr. Hate snow. Tempt enemies to clouds, appease mercenary, win major family argument - Fathers Day will never be the same from now on.

7. Getting back to nature - new crib nearly finished. Lightning strikes twice, told boss to stick job, family reunion goes better than expected

And who is this actor?

Scouse boy trains for God, fails. Starts pretending and hits big time in long scarf. Gains twilight fame with saucy voiceovers

10 comments:

Persephone said...

Well, the first five are easy: Jaws, Citizen Kane, The Sound of Music, Romeo and Juliet, Star Wars... but #6? Uh, The Empire Strikes Back? King Lear?
Have no idea about # 7.

The final one has to be Tom Baker, surely?

Debby said...

Er. Hamlet? No idea about number 7.

Stevyn Colgan said...

Perseph - you have them all except 6 and 7. And there's a bit of a trick here in that 5, 6 and 7 are the original Star Wars Trilogy - what now constitutes Episodes 4-6: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. And yes, it ws Tom Baker.

Debby - Good guess but no mention of Denmark. x

SweetPeaSurry said...

amazingly brilliant!

Mat said...

Awww shucks...

Mat

Mat said...

Steve forgot to post this one (probably 'grout fumes')...

Adultress wears red 'A' but keeps mum. Ex-hubby torments naughty vicar. Plans to escape dashed, minister fesses up then dies.

Mat

Persephone said...

Actually I think I should get half credit for #6 because The Empire Strikes Back was one of my guesses....

chris hale said...

Yo Stevyn!

I have tagged you over at my blog to provide some mundanity...when you have a mo.

Jon M said...

I knew it was Tom Baker Honest gov!

Stevyn Colgan said...

Chris - Will do.

Jon - Yes!