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What's a Better Idea For a Story?

Question Posted Wednesday August 8 2012, 3:25 am

I don't really know if this fits in this category, but I'm writing a story that I hope to turn into a movie fairly soon. I don't have a full story line for some of these yet, but tell me what you would be most interested in. Also, let me know if they're too sad. I'm really better at comedy, but I just thought I'd take a shot at drama for a change.

A. A story about a boy and a girl who fall in love after being introduced to each other by their fathers, who are old friends. Their relationship gets serious, even though the girl's father doesnt approve and feels akward about the situation. Then, the boy is involved in a car accident and taken to the hospital. The next day, the girl goes to visit him and sees that other than some cuts and bruises, he seems fine. Shortly after she gets home, her roommate tells her that she's just heard that the boy had just died from internal bleeding. I don't know the rest of the story, but it will involve the girl's family helping the boy's family deal with the agony of losing their son and it will have some kind of lesson about love and friendship.

B. A story about a man whose wife is murdered and his infant son is kidnapped from their house one night when he was gone for a very short amount of time. The man spends twelve years looking for his son and after he discovers that the man who stole his son passed him off as a child put up for adoption, he goes looking for the couple who adopted him. Then, he must choose between bringing his son home or allowing him to stay with the adopted parents who raised him.

C. A story about a man with a wife, a daughter, and a son who are involved in an accident together and taken to the emergency room. The daughter dies, the wife is declared brain dead, and the son is near death from damage done to his heart. The man gets to the hospital and the doctors tell him that they want to take his wife off of life support so they can give their son her heart. The man doesn't want to let her go, but if he doesn't, he will lose the only member of his family with a chance of survival and he has only minutes to make the decision.

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WBUFAN answered Saturday August 11 2012, 8:22 pm:
What would be the characters' names? Can I make some suggestions?
Story A:
Boy- Tyler, Alex, Matthew, or Matt
Girl- Iris, Carrie, Amanda, Lexi
Boy's dad- Tom
Girl's dad- Doug
Boy's doctor- Dr. Stephen Turner

Story B:
Man- Tom, Jack
Wife- Barbara, Laura
Man's son- Adam
Son's adopted mom- Laura, Carmen
Son's adopted dad- Jim, David
Kidnapper- Nathan, Jonathan, Mikayla, Lucy

Story C:
Man- Carl, Jim
Wife- Tess, Janet
Man's daughter- Anna
Man's son- James, Alex, Ben, Matt
ER doctor- Dr. Ron Carlson

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asklauren414 answered Thursday August 9 2012, 12:14 am:
i really like C. it seems like a better ending to a movie than a beginning though. i would build up the relationship between the family members in the beginning of the script and then end with the dramatic ending and maybe show what happens after his decision for a brief amount of time.

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AngelsColumn answered Wednesday August 8 2012, 12:42 pm:
I honestly really like B & C. I love B because of the Love story it brings with a father and his son. There are really not a lot of shows focused on a dad and his son. It's usually a mother and child situation. I like this one a lot. I will love to see the hardship this father has to endure along with the son & what the son will think and choose at the end.

I like choice C because it's a tragic love story with a family that quickly turns into a life changing decision in a matter of seconds. This will be a beautiful movie to watch also. Again when a father has to make a tough decision that will effect the rest of his life.

I love how your having the men and son bonding time in these movies because of lot of movies really don't have dad & son.

I love them both. I love the ideas your getting to & when you decide which one you will do im positive it will turn out great.

I hope i helped :)

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sizzlinmandolin answered Wednesday August 8 2012, 11:29 am:
I like the third one. I also think that IcanBNE1 had a great idea. Instead of putting a huge back-story first, you could incorporate flashbacks. Like, as he's in the hospital looking at his family, you can go into a memory that he has from the past showing how much he loves his family members and whatnot. The storylines you came up with sound a little like something Mitch Albom might do, so if you're unfamiliar with his work, take a look. If written well, any of these stories should be good. I'm not sure what kind of movie you mean or what kind of experience or connections you have with writing or making movies. If you don't have much, I suggest you try to get it published as an e-book. If people can buy it for a dollar, they're more likely to take a look and your popularity could take off. It's a great way to become established. Good luck!

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IcanBNE1 answered Wednesday August 8 2012, 9:40 am:
Wow, you are really good at this! I would be most interested in B. Oh and not that your story lines are bad, but you should remember that drama doesn't always have deaths in them. It could be a family secret, and someone on the outside might know it. It could be a tangled love triangle. It could also be a very well known family have a surrogate mother. Oh and remember that coincidences are not always good!! Oh and don't forget that drama is not always sad, it could start out funny and as the story progresses the plot thickens making a transition in the story! For C. I suggest that you should portray a back story to the family and how the parents met. That will really show the relationships in the family and the agony of being a husband and father. Its up to you how the story progresses. Since you are good at comedy really intertwine your skill into your stories, you should always know you strengths and weaknesses.For A. When. Writing the scene in the hospital,( you don't need to follow my advice) maybe hint that the boy already knows hes going to die, but doesn't want to tell the girl he loves that. So instead her false hope. In your story lines remember that the portraying relationships, really helps the reader or watcher, what the character is really feeling. Their emotions and the cause of it. Hope this helps!! Good luck, I would love to see these story lines grow into a production!!

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