The one billion dollar B movie!

I’ve actually won an award in a national writing competition, but to each their own.

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FWIW the ad that inspired the tale of that 6-word “story” dates back to around 1906, which was followed by a short article highlighting its sadness, published in 1910. Mr. H. was around 6-9 years old at that time. The tale was recounted and even parodied several times over the decades until it made its way to being recounted as a “display of genius” by Hemingway around 1991. If the Hemingway napkin tale is indeed true, it’s more a display of memory recall than anything. (See Wikipedia, Snopes, etc.)

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lol but in his defense, he probably hasn’t dropped the N-Word all over his stories like Hemingway did. (And yeah even then there were contemporaries of Big H. who managed to avoid that.)

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Yeah, some of your super hero write ups are already better than that napkin anecdote; which I think was actually made up for a writing competition, but there’s no accounting for taste ! :smiley:

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He is a legendary writer read by millions.

lol So are Jackie Collins and Harold Robbins.

The dude’s oeuvre was aptly described by one late-20th Century commentator as “a roasted chestnut.”

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My point was not whether or not Hemingway was a good writer. While that is somewhat subjective, he is loved and known by many. My point was whether or not a good writer would write for a B-movie, and the answer is yes, if you pay them. If they’re desperate enough, they’ll work for Corman money.

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And Hemingway already appeared in The Slime People !!

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To be fair, he may have been coming off a bender. “What the HELL am I doing in this movie?”

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I was a little distracted to comment on this earlier, but…

BITE ME, HEMINGWAY!

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I think a lot of “B movies” with Hollywood budgets already exist. For example, Green Lantern, The Chronicles of Riddick, Ghost Rider, Battleship, the Jumanji remakes, Battleship, most of the Transformers offerings, the matrix sequels, Face/off, and countless others.

Plus you can look to B movie directors like Sam Raimi to see the progression of things like Evil Dead to Army of Darkness.

Or B movie actors that progress to big budget films like Jackie Chan.