THEY’RE film posters, Jim – but no’ quite as we ken them.
Scores of fans have been trying their hand at Scots versions of titles and famous lines from film classics as part of Going to the Pictures: Scotland at the Cinema, the National Library’s exhibition exploring the country’s 120-year relationship with the movies.
Originally designed to market the exhibition, a series of NLS posters - featuring “Scotified” titles and dialogue from films including The Wizard of Oz and Jerry Maguire – have become a top attraction in their own righ,t sparking comment from around the world.
Now, with one month of the exhibition still to run, the Evening News is today issuing a call for readers to try to do better and surprise us with their own take –in Scots of course – on cinema’s best -oved films.
Andrew Martin, exhibition co -curator with Scottish Screen archive manager Ruth Washbrook, said the posters had proved a real hit.
“They’re quirky – and a fresh way of looking at films.
“I think they’ve certainly given people lots of opportunities to have a laugh.
“Some have not been in pure Scots but they show how this language, which we use on a daily basis, can entertain.”
Readers have until October 14 to submit entries to the Evening News competition.
The winner will receive £100 worth of cinema vouchers as well as seeing their quote turned into a unique artworked poster and printed in the Evening News.
Going to the Pictures: Scotland at the Cinema, meanwhile, runs until October 28 at the library on George IV Bridge. Entry is free.
Now it’s your turn
Can you do any better? What famous movie quote do you think deserves the Scots treatment?
The Evening News has teamed up with the National Library of Scotland to offer a fantastic prize – £100 of Cineworld vouchers and an artworked poster version of your winning quote. So get your thinking caps on and submit your entry on our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/edinburgh.evening.news – or, if you prefer, by filling out the coupon in today’s Edinburgh Evening News by October 14.