"I hear all the new novels are sold to the moving pictures as soon as they come out."
"That's true. Of course the main thing in a moving picture is a strong story."
"Yes, I suppose so."
"So many novels are all full of talk and psychology. Of course those aren't as valuable to us. It's impossible to make much of that interesting on the screen."
"You want plots first," said Richard brilliantly.
"Of course. Plots first."
There's an interesting challenge: Write a pitch or query for a classic work of literature. Can you spin it as "high concept"?