Two Example Movie Pitches from former Expo 1213 (American Gangster) Students

Example Movie Pitch  #1 [audio-visual / Fall 2016]

My Way: The Frank Sinatra Story

Example Movie Pitch #2 [Textual–read aloud/performed using “movie trailer voice” / Spring 2018]

Romance: The Great Divider

Picture this: It’s 1934, there are two star crossed lovers sitting in a convertible that’s wildly swerving, back and forth, they’re cackling wildly, everything about this picture makes you think wow, wild. Flash forward to their dead bodies lying in the dirt, surrounded by law enforcement clapping and celebrating and drinking to these lovers’ deaths. Sad, right? Definitely.

Now picture this: two criminals, spitting out the windows of an old, beat up car. The car swerves into a gas station, the gangsters get out and rob the place bare, and run out laughing like hyenas. Flash forward to their dead bodies lying in the dirt, surrounded by law enforcement clapping and celebrating and drinking to their deaths. Sad, right? Not exactly.

These two narratives are the same, but told differently. One has the story of star crossed lovers,one leaves out the romance. Your perception of these people is completely different based on how I told you the narrative.

Romance changes the narrative, and I want to explore how the public receives the gangsters with romance and without romance, with the specific example of Bonnie and Clyde and the Barrow Gang.

Romance: the Great Divider
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