Title and Synopses

Selected Statements Associated with the Least Constrained Nodes

The Hurt Locker: “During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work” (Wikipedia, 2013).

“Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb” (IMDb, 2013).

army-issue, body armor, bulls-eye, fireball, fire-extinguisher, first aide, gunfire, gunshot, half-destroyed, headquarters, headset, HUMVEE, IED (Improvised Explosive Device), machine gun, shell-shocked, standard-issue, state-of-the-art, suicide bomber, TALON (Threat and Local Observation Notice), UN (United Nations), and USA.

Juno: “The title character (is) an independent-minded teenager confronting an unplanned pregnancy and the subsequent events that put pressures of adult life onto her” (Wikipedia, 2013).

“Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child” (IMDb, 2013).

backpack, band-aid, bedroom, bedside, birthday, birthing room, blackboard, burnout, dime bag, dropouts, drugstore, handsome, high school, high-fives, knocked-up, make-out, runaways, sweat bands, teenage, teenwave, time-suck, waistband, waiting room, weight loss.

Little Miss Sunshine: “A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus” (IMDb, 2013).

“When a pudgy, bespectacled seven-year-old, Olive voices her desire to take home the coveted Little Miss Sunshine crown at an upcoming beauty pageant, her wildly dysfunctional family sets out on an interstate road trip to ensure her a clear shot at realizing her dreams” (RT, 2012).

back seat, backstage, butt-wagging, convenience store, dressing room, gas station, get-up, half-dancing, hatchback, highway, make-up, newsstand, on-ramp, onstage, outfit, over-coiffed, over-dressed, runners-up, runway, seat belt, service station, side door, stagehand, SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle), turn-off, under-revving, upbeat, US (United States)

The King’s Speech: “The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it” (IMDb, 2013).

“After the death of his father King George V and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII, Bertie who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth, the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue” (RT, 2012).

ballroom, common man, control room, prime minister, state room, teatime, wartime, WWI (World War I), pub (public house), onstage, goose-step, naval officer, poker-faced, public affairs, tea time,

Django Unchained: “With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner” (IMDb, 2013).

“Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Django Unchained (is)··· a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz. Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda, the wife he lost to the slave trade” (RT, 2012).

back porch, backside, bare ass, bare chest, bareback, barefoot, barn yard, Big-House, blacksmith, Boss Man, bowler hat, bullet hole, bullwhip, bunkhouse, campfire, country road, countryside, courthouse, dirt road, family unit, farmhouse, firewood, fishing pole, free-man, graveyard, gunbelt, gunfight, gunman, gunpowder, hangman, hill top, hillbilly, hillside, horseback, inbreed, incoming, lawman, lifetime, livestock, lumber yard, marksmanship, menfolk, mountain man, outlaw, outhouse, overseer, peace officer, peacemaker, pocket knife, runaway, shotgun, showdown, showmanship, stable boy, stagecoach, townspeople, track-down, wagon wheels.