Daily Dialogue — March 3, 2013

March 3rd, 2013 by

“I’ve been writing stories for 11 years. Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy gets girl.”

Boy Meets Girl (1938), screenplay by Bella Spewack and Sam Spewack, based on their play

This week’s Daily Dialogue theme is boy meets girl suggested by TaraPhelps.

Trivia: Two lazy screenwriters need a story for the studio’s cowboy star. A studio waitress turns out to be pregnant. This gives them the idea for a movie about a cowboy and a baby. The waitress’s baby becomes the star. The cowboy and his agent run off with the waitress and her valuable asset. The writers retaliate by hiring an unemployed extra to impersonate the baby’s father. But the extra already knows the waitress…

Dialogue On Dialogue: Okay, so this isn’t actually a boy meets girl scene, but it’s a movie about screenwriters, and they’re talking about this trope back in 1938.

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