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writing loglines in an efl/esl class. defining the logline of a movie

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  1. 1. Loglines Story in a nutshell
  2. 2. Loglines  Are sentences that capture a story  They should include the hero, the hero’s flaw, the obstacle faced, who helps the hero and how the story ends.
  3. 3. Which movie?  An old tale of adventure on the Caribbean Sea where the roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow joins forces with a young blacksmith in a gallant attempt to rescue the Governor of England's daughter and reclaim his ship.
  4. 4. Answer  Pirates of the Caribbean
  5. 5. Which movie?  A rich young woman, who’s timid about really living, falls in love with a poor man, who teaches her to follow her dreams, aboard an ill-fated ship at sea.
  6. 6. Logline  When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by a corrupt prince, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek his revenge.
  7. 7. Logline  The son of a mafia leader vows not to join his father’s mob, but due to his love of family, violence and power, falls into the mafia becoming their powerful leader.
  8. 8.  The Godfather
  9. 9.  Make two of your own loglines.  Then form a group of 4 and see if you can guess the movies.