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Thread #95364 Message #1854495
Posted By: Jim Dixon
09-Oct-06 - 06:49 PM
Thread Name: BS: Do You Ever Dream Jokes?
Subject: RE: BS: Do You Ever Dream Jokes?
Once I dreamed a story that I think would actually make a good plot for a kids' movie. Well, at least the premise of a plot. It needs to be fleshed out with details, scenes, characters, and especially, an ending.
An eccentric scientist (think "Back to the Future" or "Honey I Shrunk the Kids") invents a time machine--but it has the limitation that it will only send you five minutes or so into the past (or maybe it allows you to send an object or a message 5 minutes into the past).
The scientist thinks his invention is useless, but the kid hero discovers a use for it. He finds that whenever he makes a stupid mistake that gets him into trouble, the time machine allows him to go back and warn himself. Of course, he has to act fast.
The title of the movie would be "Do Over." (Yeah, I even dreamed the title.)
Trouble is, my conscious mind isn't creative enough, and my unconscious mind isn't disciplined enough, to develop this into a full movie script, so I don't mind giving it away. If anyone wants to use it, just give me credit: "From an idea by Jim Dixon."