Source: Celluloid & Leftovers
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“Loglines are not created equal. They’re not all humdingers, attention grabbers, they are not the alpha and omega of the quality of a script. They can’t be. They shouldn’t be. While you can judge quite a bit from a logline, I fully maintain they should be treated like the pirate code: more of a guideline.
While two of literature’s most well known figures may not have pitched to a studio, they do have many film credits to their names — William Shakespeare and Jane Austen. Here the IMDB synopses replace loglines:
Sense and Sensibility (1995) Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. [The] two daughters are titular opposites.