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Movie Mashup Program

Grind plots together, pour money into them.
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Hollywood is having a creativity problem. Their movies have such big budgets they need to hedge their bets by simply re-doing successful movies that have already been done. They're called "franchises" or "reboots" but I think they should be called "shit".

So here's the idea, though I wouldn't be surprised if they already do this.

Categorize all movies by points that can be digitized. Protagonist, character arc, plot points, third act twists etc. such than you can mix the movies together with a computer program.

So you'd just click "Moby Dick" and "Dirty Harry" and you'd get a story about a rogue river patrol cop who plays by his own rules hunting down a whale that's been swimming up his river and wrecking stuff. The whale might be trained to smuggle drugs or something and he gets really mad and sinks ships.

This plot grinder would be the perfect match to the random action movie name generator. Let's pick a name for our Dirty Harry / Moby Dick mashup.

"Quadruple Conquest"... no,

"Soldier of Extremism", hmm. Closer I guess.

"War For Punishment". Don't mind that one.

"Triple Revenge". Eh.

"Double Risk", that's interesting.

LOL, "Duke of Retreat", that's just wrong. Spin again.

"Sudden Execution." Ooo, I like that.

Ok, last try. Aaaaand we have a winner! The story about a rogue river cop and a crazy drug smuggling whale is called:

"Maximum Danger".

Point is, Hollywood could save a lot of time just having computers churn out this shit.

doctorremulac3, Oct 16 2017

Movie name generator. https://phrasegenerator.com/actionmovies
Also has a great political rhetoric, financial advice, academic quote and wine review generator, [doctorremulac3, Oct 16 2017]

book generator http://www.skincluster.com/mixer/
You can make a Moby Hill, or Fanny Dick. [mylodon, Oct 17 2017]

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       It’d be a bit interesting if there were a kind of ‘integration’ or blurring process that could represent each time period as a single mashed-up or integrated film which contains proportionally influenced aspects such as plot, characters, arc welders, all those other things you say.   

       You could then, for example, sit down and watch ‘the nineteen fifties film’, or ‘the twenty-zero-somethings film’ or tune the scope a bit tighter and watch ‘the 1977 film’ or wider for ‘the silent movie era film’ or somesuch suchlike.
Ian Tindale, Oct 17 2017
  

       //So you'd just click "Moby Dick" and "Dirty Harry" and you'd get a story about a rogue river patrol cop who plays by his own rules hunting down a whale that's been swimming up his river and wrecking stuff. The whale might be trained to smuggle drugs or something and he gets really mad and sinks ships. //   

       I think you've identified the problem right there, [doc].
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 17 2017
  

       ... or you could just watch films made in not-Hollywood, where the actors are a lot cheaper so there's some budget left over for the script.
pertinax, Oct 17 2017
  

       ... that is a theory I have not seen born out. Cheap local movies made on the fly are often, and predominantly, bad.
mylodon, Oct 17 2017
  

       Do AI actors dream of exposing their directors casting couch fantasies?
theircompetitor, Oct 17 2017
  

       No, they dream of electric sheep, shirley ... ?
8th of 7, Oct 17 2017
  

       you always have to make it dirtier
theircompetitor, Oct 17 2017
  

       //... or you could just watch films made in not-Hollywood, where the actors are a lot cheaper so there's some budget left over for the script//   

       I've seen a couple of Film Festival movies. Yeeeeeikes!   

       I realized there's a ranking in Hollywood as to social status:   

       1- Studio owners. 2- Film producers but only when they're making money. 3- Actors, see #2. 4- 5- 6- 7- 8- 9- 10- Film viewers.   

       Not sure what 4 thorugh 9 are but we aren't there.   

       On second thought, I've had some of my music of in a couple of Hollywood movies, I might be a 9.9999, although my name is always listed at the very end of the credits after Key Grip and Best Boy whatever that is. Knowing Hollywood I'm guessing you might not want to be a Best Boy. Unless you're into that sort of thing.   

       I remember sitting in the theater with my girlfriend once waiting for the credits to scroll up showing my name and the lights had come on and the theater emptied before it finally rolled by. By that time we're the only ones in the cinema looking kind of foolish sitting there. I don't think the "That's right baby, I'm a star!" message came off too well.
doctorremulac3, Oct 17 2017
  

       A friend of mine just suggested “Fins Up” as the title of my Dirty Harry / Moby Dick movie.
doctorremulac3, Oct 17 2017
  

       // my Dirty Harry / Moby Dick movie //   

       Just be glad they didn't suggest "Dirty ..." - no, on second thoughts, forget it.
8th of 7, Oct 17 2017
  

       He also proposed "Something Fishy In Tuna Town" and I suggested that might have already been used in another genre.   

       Ok, well... it's probably time to stop talking. Some conversations need an eject button and this is one of them.   

       Thanks you folks, good night. Management apologizes for any inconvenience. Please leave the building in an orderly fashion and address complaints to the head office in Omaha.
doctorremulac3, Oct 17 2017
  

       I could have sworn I posted an almost identical idea.   

       One pet peeve of mine is that people who know about movies say that there are only 8 movies ever made. I have a feeling Hollywood have been equally misinformed.   

       Inherent Vice was good, as well as Nice Guys and Mr. Right - some really good movies just fly under the radar because of naff titles.
bigsleep, Oct 18 2017
  
      
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