Plot Lines

Plot Lines: Adam's Rib/Pirates and Pearls

Pirates and Pearls, The Linnet's Wings House Art

Cutting into old preserved film plot lines to create anew.

For example Adam's Rib was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."


"Doris Attinger follows her husband with a gun in Manhattan one day, suspecting he is having an affair with another woman. In her rage, she fires wildly and blindly around the room and at the couple multiple times. One of the bullets hits her husband in the shoulder. His lover escapes unscathed."

What might happen next. Can you guess? Where would you take the plot line? How might you spin this story if you saw it reported in a newspaper article; what angle would you reach for; would you explore a POV or Character Profile! Have a think before you read the synopsis, which is saved into a Wikipedia Article which I have linked below.

Maybe pop into the Film Registry and find others that might inspire or generate new story ideas.

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