I have trouble getting past the first page.
April 17, 2013 12:04 PM   Subscribe

@UnfinishedS is a Twitter feed in which comedian Gavin Speiller posts the first pages of his unfinished screenplays, covering genres such as science fiction, family dramas, mysteries, financial dramas, mob movies, alien invasion films, heist pictures, spy thrillers, biopics, and everything in between.
posted by davidjmcgee (16 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
Oh man, these are killing me.
posted by cortex at 12:09 PM on April 17, 2013

These are great!
posted by brundlefly at 12:10 PM on April 17, 2013

...Holy shit, I could use a lot of these as story prompts, a la The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:18 PM on April 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

Empress, I loved that book when I was a kid. Alas, I never wrote any stories based on it, which probably foreshadowed my maturity.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 12:28 PM on April 17, 2013

These are really great. The most recent mobster one, in particular, is a movie I would kill to see.

Starring Dick Primate, erect detective!
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 12:28 PM on April 17, 2013

I would watch that heist movie twice in a row. Ocean's Eleven x Snatch x Nickelodeon's Snow Day.
posted by mean cheez at 12:31 PM on April 17, 2013

Did he write these in Word, then take a pic of the screen with his phone and push it to twitter?I think THAT'S the real joke here.
posted by FatherDagon at 12:34 PM on April 17, 2013 [2 favorites]

The George Washington Carver biopic one is extra poignant if we recall that peanut butter was pretty much the only peanut thing that George Washington Carver didn't invent.
posted by mhum at 12:36 PM on April 17, 2013

In the imaginary Season 8 of 30 Rock in my head, Tracy Jordan's production company actually options all of these movies based just on one page.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:38 PM on April 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

Really good. Really good. That'll do twitter. That will do.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:42 PM on April 17, 2013

The first page is the easy one.
posted by NorthernLite at 12:43 PM on April 17, 2013

It's nicer when you follow people that follow it, and occasionally retweet the good ones. Once i started actually following the account and reading all of them, how formulaic it is comes up and ruins the thing.

There are a lot of good ones, though.
posted by palbo at 1:16 PM on April 17, 2013

I always wanted to create a website called "novel ideas" where people could post their started but not finished I suspect that could be a lot of fun.
posted by [insert clever name here] at 2:12 PM on April 17, 2013 [2 favorites]

What does the Hotdog say? WHAT DOES THE HOTDOG SAY!?
posted by Splunge at 2:57 PM on April 17, 2013

"Catch up"?
posted by davidjmcgee at 4:26 PM on April 17, 2013

I would relish the HOTDOG movie.
posted by SPrintF at 6:02 PM on April 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

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