This week on twitter a new internet meme has popped up called the First Draft Movies game. Basically everyone and anyone contributes by tweeting a famous or iconic movie line, as it could have appeared in the first draft of a screenplay (before a clever rewrite transformed it into the awesome line we know and love). Everyone tags their contributions with the hashtag #1stdraftmovies (or #firstdraftmovies), which has now become a trending topic on the microblogging service .
I’m unable to trace the roots back to the person who started this as the twitter search only allows 100 pages of results, all of which are full of 1stdraftmovielines. I can tell you that over 1,500 lines have been contributed to the meme in the last 13 hours alone. (Update: William Goss informs me that it began as #1stdraftmovielines, which also has over 1,500 contributions in the last 14 hours)
Here are some examples from some people you know:
diablocody “What you just overheard was a total misunderstanding. Allow me to explain myself immediately.”
MiramaxFilms: “Tahoe, Baby. Tahoe” :-)
slashfilm “Next Saturday night, we’re sending you back to the 1985!”
DannyTRS “The flower of a rose before it opens, or when but partially open.”
AlYankovic “I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. Well… apparently THAT’S not gonna happen now!”
DrewCarey “I’m not Lebowski, man. I’m Ernie.”
brendonconnelly: “I’m the king of this boat”
rubenfleischer “Frankly my dear, I don’t care about what you’re saying.”
rainnwilson “The first rule of Fight Club is: everyone *has* to bring something for pot-luck Mondays.”
JasonReitman “Perhaps you don’t notice me crossing the street.”
Post some of your 1stdraftmovies in the comments below!