Pretty in Pink (1986)

A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.

When I taught I used to ask students to do a technique called the One Sentence Summary. A whole concept has to be reduce to one sentence. The above is a One Sentence Summary of the movie Pretty in Pink.

A related concept is the High Concept Film
High concept is an ironic term used to refer to an artistic work that can be easily described by a succinctly stated premise.

While nearly every production can be described in a briefly stated high concept synopsis, a movie described as being ‘high concept’ is considered easy to sell to a wide audience because it delivers upon an easy to grasp idea that is original, interesting, colorful, and sometimes humorous.

An extreme example of a high concept film is Snakes on a Plane which put its entire premise in the movie title itself.

Another concept is the Tagline

The laughter. The lovers. The friends. The fights. The talk. The hurt. The jealousy. The passion. The pressure. The real world

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Oh that life could be reduce to a One Sentence Summary, a Tagline or a High Concept.

Yet isn’t that what San Miguel de Allende does – reduce life to a

One Sentence Summary

Mary moves to San Miguel and finds Arts, Friends and Meaning.

Tagline

The San Miguel Clap (all art is good).  Finding almost lovers. The New  friends. The fights. The talk. The hurt. The jealousy. The passion. The pressure. The almost real world

High Concept

Mary moves to San Miguel and dresses in Pink