- Have you ever wanted to write a script about a mute teenage girl who struggles with love, loneliness and guilt in World War II era Mexico?
- What about your story of a Russian Orthodox impostor, a Catholic villain and a serial killer who work through marriage, sibling rivalry and political power in 1920s Italy?
- Are you still sitting on that script about a closeted abusive husband and a bisexual psychopath dealing with sexual repression in 1970s New York?
If so, you just may have a future Oscar winner* on your hands!
Just in time for the Oscar nominations, Time Magazine posted an "Oscar Winner Generator" that creates loglines based on Best Picture nominees:
The algorithm uses tags from IMDB for Best Picture nominees from 1970 to 2014 to generate loglines. The loglines may not make a lot of sense, but they just may give you the spark you need to write that award-bait script.
Now who says Hollywood is out of original ideas?
If you want help in writing your Oscar-winning* screenplay, drop me a line at StoryIntoScreenplayBlog [at] gmail [dot] com.
In the meantime, I'll be working on my story of small-town piano player in 1950s Kansas caught in a web of lust, betrayal and revenge.
*Oscar win or nomination not guaranteed.