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Is this a good idea?


#1

I’m in a screenwriting class at university and we have to write a feature length script for the class. I passed in my story concept and this is what its about



I basically want it to be a guy who has grown up in a criminal family but he actually has a conscience and doesnt get involved in it. His family often gets suspicious but they still consider him family so they wouldnt hurt him. Eventually something happens (the catalyst) that gives him no choice but to get involved in his families criminal ways. He basically begins to struggle with the conflict of loyalty to his family or loyalty to himself, and the climax will involve him sacrificing himself (or somthing else heroic) to save an innocent person or people over his family.



I know its kinda cliche but I can make it pretty original if i try, so I just want everybody’s opinion on the idea. Thanks


#2

[quote]I basically want it to be a guy who has grown up in a criminal family but he actually has a conscience and doesnt get involved in it. His family often gets suspicious but they still consider him family so they wouldnt hurt him. Eventually something happens (the catalyst) that gives him no choice but to get involved in his families criminal ways. He basically begins to struggle with the conflict of loyalty to his family or loyalty to himself, and the climax will involve him sacrificing himself (or somthing else heroic) to save an innocent person or people over his family.[/quote]

Like you said it’s been done before. In fact I thought I was

reading the logline for Corky Ramano for a second there. That’s

not really the problem though. The problem is it’s too vague to

make an opinion on. What’s the catalyst that forces him into the

family? You say you can make it original but how? What makes

yours different than the rest?


#3

mabe tha way you plan on telling your story, try not to do something everybody else has done. Like QT came out wit a story that everybody has seen a bagillion times (revenge) but made into a semi-original piece. make it yer own and not somebody elses