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Title:
Writing the romantic comedy : from "Cute meet" to "Joyous defeat": how to write screenplays that sell
Author:
Mernit, Billy.
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Publication Information:
New York : HarperResource, 2001.

©2000
Physical Description:
xv, 286 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780060935030
Format :
Book

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Central Library PN1996 .M49 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

From the slapstick shenanigans of Hepburn and Grant in Bringing Up Baby to the sexy repartee of Shakespeare in Love, romantic comedies have delighted filmgoers -- and challenged screenwriters -- since Hollywood's Golden Age.

Whether you're a first time screenwriter, or an intermediate marooned in the rewriting process, this thoroughly charming and insightful guide to the basics of crafting a winning script will take you step by step from "cute meet" all the way to "joyous defeat." You'll learn the screenwriting secrets behind some of the funniest scenes ever written; how to create characters and dialogue that set the sparks flying; why some bedroom scenes sizzle and others fall flat; and much more. Writing the Romantic Comedy features case studies drawn from beloved romantic comedies such as When Harry Met Sally, Annie Hall, Tootsie, and The Lady Eve, as well as field-tested writing exercises guaranteed to short-circuit potential mistakes and ensure inspiration.


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