Friday, January 27, 2012

Music Fans: Win Free Tickets to "Deconstructing the Beatles"

Win free tickets to Scott Freiman's fascinating lecture, A Trip Through Strawberry Fields: Deconstructing the Beatles! This in-depth exploration of the making and meaning of three of The Beatles' most beloved songs comes to Bryn Mawr Film Institute on Tuesday, January 31 at 7:30 pm. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

Contest: Pretend you’re writing a screenplay inspired by a favorite Beatles tune. Choose a song that Scott will discuss (“Strawberry Fields Forever”, “Penny Lane”, or “A Day in the Life”) and tell us your movie idea based on it in 30 words or less. Jazz it up and have fun!

Post your entries (including your name) in the comments below. The first fifteen people to submit a pitch will win a pass for free popcorn and soda at the event. The entry that we find most compelling will win two free tickets! Submissions must be made by Monday, January 30 at 6:00 pm.

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8 comments:

  1. Strawberry Fields Forever
    Set in a farmer's market, Anna helps her family sell their farm produce. She meets Tom, a lonely mushroom farmer and they set out on a life changing trip across the U.S. circa 1974.

    Katie Pfeiffer
    lakshmigirl@yahoo.com
    www.Katiepfeiffer.com

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  2. Penny Lane: The two deceased Beetles, John and George, return to Penny Lane, wiser, and advocate that Paul and Ringo join an Occupy group that has appeared at Paul's home.

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  3. Penny Lane: John and George, deceased, return from the underworld, and persuade Paul and Ringo that they should join an Occupy group on Penny Lane at Paul's home.

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  4. A Day in the Life… A fictional set of stories based on the lyrics of the song. The main portion/lyrics come from a man reading the paper at breakfast table, and the events (lyrics in song) become small stories, that the film shows and follows in more detail. After each story is finished, it returns to the breakfast table reading on the next story. The film then goes into a dream sequence where “Woke Up fell out of bed”… is the next story, and after comes back to the man reading the paper at breakfast table, and final stories he reads are played out.

    Scott Cleveland email: ScottCleveland@verizon.net

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  5. Like the train to Hogwarts, Penny Lane only appears to those savvy enough to find it. Once they do, they're transported back to a simpler time (early 1900s). The only problem is, there seems to be no way back! Our heroes (a cute young couple), quickly bored and lost without their I-Phones, must find the means to return to the 21st Century.

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  6. Anita B. (ajbwynne@yahoo.com)January 30, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Like the train to Hogwarts, Penny Lane only appears to those savvy enough to find it. Once they do, they're transported back to a simpler time (early 1900s). The only problem is, there seems to be no way back! Our heroes (a cute young couple), quickly bored and lost without their I-Phones, must find the means to return to the 21st Century.

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  7. A Day in the Life

    A man awakens in a strange room and hears a woman’s voice: “You ran through a red light.” He recalls catching a bus. She’s trying to delude him, but why?

    Paul Halpern
    p.halper@usciences.edu

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  8. Interesting: the winner's entry was more than the 30 words said to be the maximum.

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