Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Every Colon Has a Silver Line

This coming Sunday you can watch a new TV movie, ''The Hunt for the BTK Killer,'' on CBS. If this movie had premiered ten years ago, it probably would've been called ''Wichita's BTK Terror: The Dennis Rader Story.''

In the mid '90s it seemed like every TV movie title was colon-ized. Today? Not so much. From the beginning of 1992 through the end of 1995 more than 40 TV movies followed the basic form, ''_____: The [insert person's name] Story.'' In the past four years? One. A 2002 CBS two-part movie, ''Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story.''

I actually miss colon-ized TV movie titles. They probe the American pop psyche, creating an odd confluence of sensational news items and celeb biodramas.

Fill in the blank for titles of celeb biodramas of the '90s (left column) with the celeb's name (right column):
Movie TitleCeleb
1.On Thin Ice: The ____ Storya.Annette Funicello
2.Reason for Living: The ____ Storyb.Jill Ireland
3.Love and Betrayal: The ____ Storyc.Bruce Lee
4.A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The ____ Storyd.Dennis Rodman
5.Never Say Never: The ____ Storye.Mia Farrow
6.A Brother's Promise: The ____ Storyf.Tai Babilonia
7.Dragon: The ____ Storyg.Dan Jansen
8.Never Give Up: The ____ Storyh.Alan Freed
9.Bad As I Wanna Be: The ____ Storyi.Jimmy V
10.Mr. Rock 'N' Roll: The ____ Storyj.Deidre Hall

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2 comments:

ultimate colon cleanse said...

i loved the "fill in the blanks" thing its one of my favorite activities. I really want to get a chance to see the hunt for thr btk killer. Sounds great..

Fun post,
Cheers,
Annie

Anonymous said...

Hey, check out Aubrey O’Day being punched in American High School. http://www.dijit.com/dijits/ahs/ahs/