I love the example in Dramatica for screenwriters, ''he pitches his story as The Truman Show meets Planet of the Apes."
It made me wonder how they pitched Planet of the Apes.
Tarzan meets Forbidden Planet?
King Kong meets Robinson Crusoe on Mars?
And how were each of those movie's pitched.
It's The Tempest - but in space!
It's Gullivers Travels but with a giant Ape!
It's Robinson Crusoe + Moses + Scarlet Pimpernel but with Apes!
It's uhh Robinson Crusoe! But on Mars!
For Robinson Crusoe - it's Job, but instead of a whale he's on an island!
For the Tempest- it's like Odyssey and Calypso but it's a father and daughter!
Fascinating how movie history gets folded and compressed into the newest generation of stories.