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Teens on a Train Bound for TerrorAlfred Hitchcock was one of the single most prolific filmmakers of modern times, and his masterpiece Strangers on a Train is yet another shining example of the man at his finest. He's been often imitated but never duplicated, but that hasn't stopped Hollyweird from trying!

According to Deadline London Slingshot Productions and BBC Films are co-developing a teen thriller partly inspired by Hitchcock's film tentatively titled Teens on a Train. Yes, you read that right. Teens on a Train.

Joshua St. Johnston, creator of BBC fashion drama "Material Girl," is the writer. The project takes Patricia Highsmith's novel, filmed by Hitchcock, as its inception: Two strangers meet on a train and agree to murder the person who’s making the other person's life a misery. In Slingshot's version boy meets girl, girl turns out to be raving psychopath... The idea developed out of a teen Hitchcock scriptwriting competition that Slingshot ran in 2007, and Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise is apparently another influence.

Slingshot's hoping to shoot in 2011 so look for more soon.

- Uncle Creepy

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Messiahman's picture

Creepy, I love ya, but I have to call you on something here.

"Alfred Hitchcock was one of the single most prolific filmmakers of modern times, and his masterpiece Strangers on a Train is yet another shining example of why."

Looks like you misunderstood a word here. "Prolific" simply means that someone produces a lot of work. Hitch certainly made tons of movies, so yeah, he was prolific. He made a film almost every year of his career, in addition to producing a long-running tv series.

STRANGERS ON A TRAIN being a masterpiece is not an example of "why" he was prolific. The only example of "why" is the fact that he made so many movies, since that's all that the word "prolific" indicates. Making one film is not an example of being prolific - making MANY films is. Being prolific is a description of QUANTITY, not quality.


Submitted by Messiahman on Wed, 09/29/2010 - 8:37pm.
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pro·lif·ic   /prəˈlɪfɪk/ Show Spelled
[pruh-lif-ik] Show IPA

–adjective
1. producing in large quantities or with great frequency; highly productive: a prolific writer.
2. characterized by abundant production.

LOL...............Sorry,I had to.

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Submitted by GJW on Wed, 09/29/2010 - 9:17pm.
Messiahman's picture

Yep, exactly.

Paring down that first sentence to its basics, here's how it reads: "Alfred Hitchcock made quite a lot of movies, more than most modern filmmakers, and his masterpiece STRANGERS ON A TRAIN is another shining example of why."

Makes no sense.


Submitted by Messiahman on Wed, 09/29/2010 - 9:53pm.
moderator Hey. Can't win em all, dude.
Steve Barton's picture

Hey. Can't win em all, dude. My bad.


Submitted by Steve Barton on Thu, 09/30/2010 - 12:15am.

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