Two great examples taken from a book on Screenwriting called “Save the Cat” by Blake Snyder, are these:
“A cop comes to L.A. to visit his estranged wife and her office building is taken over by terrorists -- Die Hard.”
“A business man falls in love with a hooker he hires to be his date for the weekend -- Pretty Woman.”
The logline for my novel Finding Clarity is: “The fur flies when a misfit mom takes on the ruling class at her son’s elite academy in quirky Berkeley, California.”
So, you’ve got one line, yes, that’s right, one line to paint the the right picture in order to convince Oliver Stone to produce a documentary on Sarah Palin’s fake pregnancy conspiracy. One line with which you can convince the new managing editor of The New York Times to authorize a full investigation for a 7,000-word, front page story using all of the blogs as resources.
Irony. Emotion. One line.
Okay. What is it?