Daily Dialogue themes: Your suggestions wanted!

December 15th, 2012 by

We’ve run out of themes from this cycle. Collected a few last week, but need some more. Here is what we have for the next cycle of the DDT’s:

Gangster deaths [Phil Hopersberger]

Negotiations [JasperLamarCrab]

Pub/Bar fights [Dean Scott]

What suggestions do you have for a Daily Dialogue theme? Here are some considerations:

* It has to be a theme that can readily support 7 movie illustrations.

* It should have some relevance to what we can learn about writing dialogue.

* It should be entertaining.

For those who come up with viable suggestions, you get your name mentioned each day for a week with each Daily Dialogue post and a subliminal blast of creative juju.

So have it, folks! Let’s pull together a roster of kick-butt Daily Dialogue themes to round out this year and launch us into 2013!

See you in comments!

18 thoughts on “Daily Dialogue themes: Your suggestions wanted!

  1. Scott says:

    From Twitter: Interrogations [suggested by @cacooly].

  2. Scott says:

    From Twitter: Overreacting [suggestion by @davidproenza].

  3. Shaula Evans says:

    Have you ever done battle speeches or rally-the-troops speeches?

  4. Shaula Evans says:

    In keeping with your theology series, I’d love to see “Get thee behind me, Satan” scenes, too.

  5. BillieJeanVK says:

    Answering children’s questions.

  6. Scott says:

    Some good suggestions, some of which we have covered before. Battle speeches and rally-the-troops, revelations and interrogations.

    Keep making suggestions. I’ll pull together a post with next week’s selection and a preliminary schedule heading into 2013.

    Thanks all!

  7. I made a suggestion last round that never got picked up: Agents. Sports agents, literary agents, theatrical agents, etc.

    1. Scott says:

      Somehow missed that one, Teddy. Have it on the calendar for the next round. Thanks!

  8. churnage says:

    1) Celebrities when they appear as themselves

    –Bill Murray in “Zombieland”

    –Chuck Norris in “Dodgeball”

    –Howard Cosell in “Everything You
    Wanted to Know about Sex”

    –Alice Cooper in “Wayne’s World”

    2) Being Falsely Accused

    –Cary Grant in “North by Northwest”

    –William Holden in “Stalag 17”

    3) Fish Out of Water

    –Tom Hanks in “Big”

    –Will Ferrell in “Elf”

  9. Shaula Evans says:

    Boardroom Meetings / scenes (and/or shareholder meetings)

    Wedding toasts / wedding receptions

    Plotting a crime / murder

  10. Scott says:

    Good ones. I’ll finish up the schedule into 2013 with the DD post later today. Thanks all!

  11. Hawkewood says:

    Multiple layers of meaning or innuendo.

  12. What, no Christmas/New Year theme? :)

  13. TaraPhelps says:

    Boy meets Girl under unusual circumstances

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