Originally Posted by ATB
I don't see how anyone can say, "My logline sucks but the script is great." Because you're essentially saying the idea behind your story sucks. And if so, who wants to read/watch a story with a shitty idea?
If this is a reference to me, mine isn't a shitty idea.
It's an idea that will inevitably draw comparisons to stories which have dealt with a similar hook.
It will spark pigeonholing, for people who like to pigeonhole as a matter of expediency.
I stand by my story, but can't convey it in a single sentence.
I think loglines are a shortcut to thinking, and reading.