Popcorn

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DOI: 10.5040/9781408164570.00000038
Acts: 2. Scenes: 4. Roles: Male (5) , Female (4) , Neutral (0)

Bruce Delamitri makes movies: hip, stylish movies full of hip, stylish killings, admired both by the Academy and by Scout and Wayne, a couple of young people who shot an usher on their way out of the cinema.

Now Bruce comes home clutching an Oscar and a Playboy model to find Scout and Wayne, fresh from an America-wide killing spree, in his house and very, very excited to meet him. Wayne’s plan to escape the electric chair puts Bruce’s films and the modern culture of blame under the spotlight, not to mention putting him and his family in very real, totally un-stylish but completely transfixing danger.

First presented at the Nottingham Playhouse in 1996, Popcorn is a fast-paced and thrilling satire of violence in film, crackling with one-liners and edge-of-the-seat stand-offs.

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Ben Elton

ISBN: 9780413736703

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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