I always found Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills both hilarious and unsettling. Simply as an entertaining exercise, I began saving snippets of imaginary dialog that popped into my head over time, adding fictitious TV Guide-like listings of the sort I remembered from childhood. As it turns out, writing the fake lines can be hilarious, but listing them in their context of time and memory is the unsettling part.
The Brave Ones—1962,
Lee Marvin in an army helmet. Enough said.
An aging appliance manufacturer befriends a brilliant but nervous young inventor.
The usual love and romance in wine country except this one’s got chefs.
The sparks fly when her Upper East Side rubs up against his Brooklyn.
Detroit beauty salon owner reinvents herself as an EMT.