As part of Blogging 101, I depart from my normal blog post types and bring you this post, inspired by Linda’s post ‘Movie Plots‘, inspired by oversimplifications (hence the above video-‘Simples!’) and inaccuracies in a film plot synopsis for The Wizard of Oz, Linda posted some examples of her own.
Here, I will try and have a go-with books. Given that I am better at oversimplifications (fairly gifted at them in fact), here are some from me.
Of Mice and Men-a big man and a little man go to work
The Hound of the Baskervilles-walking the dog
Lord of the Flies-boys’ adventure party
Romeo and Juliet-an inconvenient courtship
Gulliver’s Travels-a small problem which could become one of gigantic proportions
Three Men in a Boat-one more than two males vacate in a watergoing vessel
The Wind in the Willows-animal get-together
The BFG-a minor height difference fails to prevent a friendship
Treasure Island-some rapscallions have stirred up some trouble
Lastly, can you guess what this is: ‘spot of pre-war bother’?
I enjoyed writing the above, but am not sure how well they went. Any feedback is much appreciated!