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Friday, August 02, 2013

 

The Hillary Treatment


Bud Norman outlines a script for his version of Hillary! (the blockbuster)

Excerpt (read the whole thing):

After the credits roll over a slow-motion montage of academic award ceremonies, sporting triumphs, live-saving heroics, and other highlights of Hillary’s girlhood, accompanied by a swelling symphonic soundtrack from John Williams, if we can get him, we move ahead to the green lawns of Yale Law School in 1972. Hillary, now dressed in the fashion of Xena Warrior Princess, is seen leaving a building with a group of awestruck professors following behind to pepper her with arcane questions about the law. Looking across the lawn she sees BILL, a handsome young fellow in a patched hat, overalls, and bare feet, with a piece of straw dangling from his sultry lips and a stack of law books tucked under his muscular arm, watching her with a smitten look. As their eyes meet and the music swells, a group of young men dressed in prep school fashions, one of them resembling a young Mitt Romney, come along and begin to push and poke at Bill, telling him that they are Republicans and don’t like having his kind around. Hillary drops her books and rushes to intervene, felling each of the bullies with a series of highly stylized kicks and karate chops. Bill, still trembling with fear, professes his undying love for Hillary and swears that he will never, ever cheat on her.

We think that Bud is sticking too close to the real life story of Hillary! and should be kicking it up a notch. The real problem with Hillary! (the movie) is that there may not be any starlet beautiful enough to play Hillary! believably. Her role may have to be added via Industrial Light and Magic.
 
I think I could help Bud with this project.

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