CONTEST: Win the soundtracks of ‘Get Low,’ ‘Inception,’ ‘127 Hours’ and ‘Tangled’

Posted by · 9:55 am · December 17th, 2010

Another contest this week, a chance to win four of the year’s scores/soundtracks.  But, as usual, gonna make you work for it.  The discs up for grabs are (linked to their Amazon pages):

“Get Low” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (link)

“Inception” Music from the Motion Picture (link)

“127 Hours” Music from the Motion Picture (link)

“Tangled” Original Score and Motion Picture Soundtrack (link)

Now, here’s what I want you to do…

Write me a story.  No more than 100 words.  I won’t be as much of a stickler on the length as I was on the last contest because you might need just a little breathing room, but consider that the soft limit.  What’s the story about?

Well, these are all very different movies, right?  Tell me a story that involves plot points from EACH ONE.  The more creative, naturally, the more likely to catch my eye.

So…have at it.  I’ll run the contest through the weekend and announce a winner on Monday.  Go!

[Photo: Walt Disney Pictures]

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  • 1 12-17-2010 at 10:49 am

    Rose said...

    “Rapunzel had a dilemma. She and her friends were throwing a surprise party—a surprise funeral party, actually—for another friend, a chameleon, and it was her job to pick up the giant inflatable Scooby-Doo. However, she couldn’t fit it inside her car and realized she would soon be late for the party. Suddenly she cried ‘What ho! I musn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling—I’ll hijack a train and drive it straight through town to the party. And I’ll pick up some dull knives and Piaf CDs for party favors along the way.’ And she did.”

    (…I don’t even know. Thanks, English degree.)

  • 2 12-17-2010 at 10:49 am

    Carlo said...

    I was thinkin’ about her, thinkin’ about me, thinkin’ about us, what we gonna be? Open my eyes, yeah, it was only just a dream. So I travel back, down that road. Who she come back? No one knows. I realize, yeah, it was only just a dream. – “Just a Dream” by Nelly (for Inception)


  • 3 12-17-2010 at 10:52 am

    Scott W. said...

    Damn, haven’t seen Tangled.

  • 4 12-17-2010 at 11:06 am

    Fitz said...

    Aron drove off to Blue Canyon Utah without letting anyone know where he was. As he was climbing he noticed the cityscape out in the distance began to fold in on itself. The distraction caused him to fall wedging his arm underneath a rock. His family, thinking he was dead held a funeral for him, but the man escaped his conundrum with the help of a man named Ryder. So Aron sat quietly in the back of the parlor of his own funeral.

  • 5 12-17-2010 at 11:11 am

    Tom Houseman said...

    Aaron Ralston is a dream explorer, who dives into the recesses of peoples minds, climbing down and into the synapses of their memories. But sometimes things get in the way. One weekend he is traveling through a stranger’s mind when something enormous falls on him… a giant pile of hair. Trapped under the mountain of golden tresses, his only company is the people in the memories he inhabits. He asks them to throw him a funeral before he dies, which culminates in a rousing chorus of “I’ve Got a Dream.”

  • 6 12-17-2010 at 11:31 am

    Andrew Dubay said...

    Rapunzel (Rae) was a woman who worked in a very special line of work; she planned funeral parties for people who wanted to be able to experience their funerals before they actually passed away. Now she had a hard client, Felix he was a grouchy old man. He thought he was responsible for what happened to Aaron Ralston. Rae had a wonderful idea to help him realize it was not his fault, that Aaron survived and did not blame Felix for the loss of his arm. She traveled into Felix’s dreams and implanted a different scenario in his brain, taking away the guilt he had over Aaron. Felix had the best funeral party ever Aaron even spoke of how much he appreciated Felix.

  • 7 12-17-2010 at 11:33 am

    kevin hinman said...

    He didn’t know why he was here. Yes, he did. Outta respect for the dead. The least Cobb could do is go to the kid’s funeral. Kid came in to his hospital, soaked in blood. Bike accident. Had to have an amputation. Cobb told his mother he would be fine. His mother with her long blond hair. Zel was her name, and Cobb told her the kid would be fine.


    Cobb slammed his alarm. On the bedside was an address – 127 Duvall Circle. The funeral was at 2:25. He would go after all, Cobb thought. Outta respect.

  • 8 12-17-2010 at 12:21 pm

    DuirMan said...

    Once upon a time, there was an old hermit who wandered the canyons of Utah. He ventured his way through the harsh landscape in search of a fountain of youth he gleaned from a half-remembered dream. Approaching a tight slot in the canyon, his walk was interrupted when he stumbled o’er a boulder, fell toward the floor between the imposing rock walls, and became entrapped. After days of pondering to himself, and hallucinating that the local wildlife was holding a funeral for him, he watched as a drop of sunlight fell upon a flower on the same canyon floor that he occupied. As he plucked the illuminated flower from the ground he felt a sense of relief, and heard beautiful music seemingly out of nowhere. A sudden jolt later, the man awoke on a hospital bed and saw that he was no longer the hermit he once was and was tied intravenously to a familiar metal briefcase along with his friends who sat at his bedside.

  • 9 12-17-2010 at 12:27 pm

    Andrej said...

    “Whenever something like this happens to you, remain calm”, said Bear Grylls, with his arm safely tucked under the rocks, smiling to the camera. “Just use anything you can to lubricate the orifice, and you’ll be out quickly”, and with some rattlesnake blood he did so. However, the rough rocky edges cut his hand, leading him to gasp in pain. Yelling on how to avoid infection, the camera zoomed in to his injury. He reached for an aloe, but didn’t use it. Production was halted, as a medic stitched his wound. Before the trek could go on, they had lunch.

  • 10 12-17-2010 at 1:41 pm

    Kevin Klawitter said...

    The bandit lay in Rapunzel’s tower, the Witch’s trap pinning his arm to the ground. He passed out from the pain and began to vividly dream of his own funeral. He saw his friends telling stories about him, cutting him to his core. Then he saw a small, blonde girl in the crowd. It was the daughter he and Rapunzel were fated to have. He bolted awake, the words and visions giving him new motivation to escape. Snatching the knife from his belt, he stared again at his trapped arm. He knew what he had to do.

  • 11 12-17-2010 at 1:54 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I should note: It doesn’t have to feature the characters, just the plot stuff.

  • 12 12-17-2010 at 2:12 pm

    JJ1 said...

    There once was a beautiful girl named Rapunzel. One night, Rapunzel’s tower catches fire. She passes out from fear and smoke inhalation. She dreams that the only way she’ll ever get noticed is if she sends out messages via flying lantern that she will saw-off her arm and cut her long hair at her own funeral party. People from far away lands show up, she cuts her hair, saws off her arm, dies in her dream, and wakes up to find that Flynn is there to rescue her from the towering inferno. The End.

  • 13 12-17-2010 at 2:20 pm

    Andrej said...

    Oh, fails! I forgot to read the “EACH ONE OF THESE MOVIES” part. Disregard my “127 Hours” vs. “Man vs. Nature” fic, then. Sorry.

    Let’s see… hopefully this one will do.

    A wealthy father hired them. His son died mysteriously, with unresolved issues. Crossing the desert of dreams, they found him trapped deep in a cave. “If we can alter physics, what about anatomy?”, suggested Ariadne, and her hair grew long enough to reach him. He resisted them, saying that dad was a deadbeat, only coming to brag about his successes, and that mom stole from him for cosmetic surgeries. Eames, as his mother, begged for forgiveness. Tearfully, he accepted, and by ripping his own arm from the rocks he was free. Ariadne already knew about the pain of guilt.

  • 14 12-17-2010 at 4:25 pm

    forts said...

    Jim has a loner of sorts, always preferring to be on his own then with his friends. After much soul searching, he decided to drop all his belongings and venture to the Adirondacks to live out his life. But being a weak man he soon found peril when his long, bushy hair became caught under a falling rock. Although not such a deal for most, Jim believed his hair held the power to his dreams and living without it would cut out all his dreams. With tears streaming down his face he took his knife and cut his prized hair. That night, he dreamed of emptiness… he smiled realizing he finally found isolation.

  • 15 12-17-2010 at 7:15 pm

    Pete said...

    Rapunzel was rather kinky –
    Inside she would never tinkle!
    She decided to pee outside
    To her ’twas a matter of pride!

    She started to climb down her tower
    When she slipped and got stuck upside down
    Her hand it was crashed by a rock
    That was the clip for her locks.

    For five straight nights she endured
    (All the while her hand really hurt!)
    But then she came up with a plan
    That would put and end to her pain.

    Despite being perfectly still
    She summoned remains of her will
    And entered the dreams of her friends
    Who would otherwise take offense.

    She planted a seed of idea
    That appear rather queer
    A funeral would be held
    When no one is dead

    (Didn’t I say she was mad???)

  • 16 12-17-2010 at 9:08 pm

    Joe7827 said...

    Once upon a time, a girl named Rapunzel begged her father to let her out of the house, but he wouldn’t budge. One day, she dreamed of her future husband and young son. Inspired, she fled the house. However, when she told her father about her dream, he revealed the truth to her: her seclusion was self-imposed after the tragic day long ago when she had an affair with a married man. The cuckolded wife found out, killed her husband and burned their house down. Rapunzel fled the country to live in solitude, with the solace that her husband and son were still alive in her dreams.
    And then she woke up.

  • 17 12-18-2010 at 2:43 pm

    Jacob S. said...

    Though experienced, Francis never loved his job. Stealing ideas from dreams was like being an astronaut: it was esoteric, required skill, and paid well. But truthfully, Francis always wished to do something far more esoteric, requiring more skill, and paying less – scaling canyons.

    “I want to become a canyon-diver.” Jonathan announced to Bill Murray.

    “Okay,” Bill Murray replied. I’ll prepare your coffin.

    All his life, Jonathan prepared funerals with his father. Soon he would have his own.

    Two years later, both Francis and Jonathan entered the Utah Hiking Competition. Unfortunately, after an hour, Jonathan found himself trapped in a castle hidden away in the canyons for no particular reason while Francis fell victim to a small landslide. Jonathan’s body unrecovered, Bill Murray used the coffin for Francis instead.

  • 18 12-20-2010 at 7:17 am

    Sir Andrew said...

    Rapunzel was a mysterious recluse who lived in the middle of the forest. One day a thief wandered in. They fell in love. Then, the tower started on fire – Rapunzel survived, but she seemed to have abandoned her lover. Turns out, the thief also escaped; unfortunately, he had to amputate his own arm to do it. Rapunzel healed him with her magical tears, and the thief told her he was sorry to make her go through all this trouble, because he had planted the idea in her subconscious for her to fall in love with him in the first place.

  • 19 12-28-2010 at 3:48 pm

    Fitz said...

    Was the winner announced?