Saturday, February 05, 2011

The Pitch Meeting

I forgot to link. Ben's review of Robin Hood - which he apparently finds to be an excrescence - is done in the form of a pitch meeting to make the film, a bit of which I include here:
“What about the Merry Men?”

“Oh, my gosh, I forgot.”

“Oh, they’re always having adventures. It’s awful. Can we get rid of them?”

“Well, do we need to have Merry Men? We could just have a few dour fellows who sleep in a shed outside the hold?”

“What would they do?”

“Who cares? We’d only check in on them occasionally.”

“Well, we’d need something else to fill up the movie, then.”

“Couldn’t they rob from the rich and give to the poor?”

“I’d rather we didn’t. Do we have to?”

“I think we do. But maybe they could do it real quick, just once, so that no one could accuse us of taking it out entirely. And that would still leave a lot of time to focus on something… duller.”

“Like what?”

“How about inner government workings only tangentially related to the plot?”

“I’m in shock. That’s perfect. I can’t believe we didn’t think of it earlier.”
More at the link.

1 comment:

Texan99 said...

“We, could we introduce a lot of characters we don’t care about, then abandon them for long stretches?”

“Could we? It’s like you’re reading my mind here.”

We ordered it on PPV, and we did watch it to the end, but what an outstanding mess! What in the world?