Sunday, May 08, 2005

Weird proposals for films

These letters are funny--but some of them are no worse than films I have actually seen.

Indiana Jones and the Financial Center of Doom!

"An action suspense film set in India's financial center.

This is an electrifying suspense thriller that features martial arts action! A burnt out enforcer now working for a multinational corporation is preparing to travel to India for an E-commerce convention. Upon arrival he meets an online friend. They have dinner and the following day, she mysteriously disappears. His search leads him into a web of international intrigue as he is challenged by street thugs and crooked cops. After questioning company executives about his friend's whereabouts, he is assaulted later that night in his hotel room. When he awakens, he finds himself imprisoned on an 18th century fortress known as the Bombay Deathtrap. He must survive skilled martial arts fighters, a snake-filled pit, female assassins, quicksand, flaming traps, poison gas, and crocodiles! This sets the stage for an unforgettable sequence of events guaranteed to have audiences on the edge of their seats as he defeats all the elements of evil and rescues the girl! He attends the convention, purchases gifts for friends, and heads to the airport. He is unaware that one of his packages has been switched, and will be the driving element for killers tracking his every move in:

The Sequel - Set in Los Angeles.

This has also been fashioned as a video game concept."

Is this any dumber than the average Indiana Jones film?


Isabel Button said...

Thanks for saying that in my journal. You made my Mother's Day. And HEY! I know New Jersey. Guess what? I sat at a table at the conference and asked everybody what a canoli was. They all said a kind of pasta! Do you know what a canoli is?

miriam said...

Thanks for stopping by--a cannoli is a piece of dough that is fried and then stuffed with sweetened ricotta cheese and chocolate chips. Yum!

It's enough to give the pope a heart attack. But delicious!