Writing the Romantic Comedy

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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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Paperback. Pub Date: 2001 07 Pages: 304 in Publisher: Harper Collins From the slapstick shenanigans are of Hepburn and Grant in inging Up Baby to the sexy repartee of Shakespeare in Love romantic comedies have much delighted to filmgoers - and challenged screenwriters - Operating 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 Wh...

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From the slapstick shenanigans of Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn in Bringing Up Baby to the sexy repartee of Shakespeare in Love, the romantic comedy is Hollywood's most enduring genre. Whether a first-time screenwriter, an intermediate marooned in the rewriting process, or an armchair enthusiast looking for an insider's perspective on what makes the genre tick, Writing the Romantic Comedy teaches readers everything they need to know to craft a winning script. All the basics are covered, from setting up an inventive story concept to creating characters that set off sparks, laughs that go deep and dialogue that gets right to the heart.

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