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It Sounded Like A Winner, But --
Pitches for movies, books, events ETC. that sounded like they would be incredible, but fail to deliver.
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(permanent link) added: 2014-06-14 16:47:54 sponsor: trollberry (last reply: 2014-06-15 12:26:18)

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When a film, book or any other form of media is described, it can sound like it will be a definite winner, and you can't wait to see it. But sometimes when you mix peanut butter and jelly together, it falls short of the experience of a PB&J sandwich.

One example is the film "Wolf" - Jack Nicholson as a werewolf. Jack hamming it up in his own wildman style with no boundaries. That sounds like a natural mix that was a long time coming. But did it deliver?

This trope is not about a failure to execute, but a failure of the pitch itself not providing the 'zing' it appeared to promise.
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