Writing the Romantic Comedy Revised and Updated Edition

"Whether you're a first-time screenwriter, an intermediate marooned in the rewriting process, or a professional wanting to explore the latest genre trends, this ... guide to the basics of crafting a winning and innovative script will take ...

Author: Billy Mernit

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

ISBN: 0062950266

Category: Performing Arts

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"Writing the Romantic Comedy is so much fun to read it could pop a champagne cork."--Alexa Junge, writer and producer of Friends Revised and expanded to celebrate a new generation of romantic comedies, Billy Mernit's insightful look into the mechanics of writing Hollywood's most enduring genre features case studies that reveal the screenwriting secrets behind classics new and old. Whether you're a first-time screenwriter, an intermediate marooned in the rewriting process, or a professional wanting to explore the latest genre trends, this thoroughly charming and insightful guide to the basics of crafting a winning and innovative script will take you step by step from "meet cute" 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 getsparks flying; why some bedroom scenes sizzle and others fall flat; and much more. Written in a refreshingly accessible style and updated and expanded to recognize the contributions of a fresh generation of romantic comedies, this newly revised 20th Anniversary edition of Writing the Romantic Comedy features case studies drawn from beloved romantic classics such as When Harry Met Sally, Annie Hall, Tootsie, and The Lady Eve to modern-day favorites including Hitch, (500) Days of Summer, Bridesmaids, and Silver Linings Playbook. Field-tested writing exercises are also included, guaranteed to short-circuit potential mistakes and ensure inspiration.

Writing The Romantic Comedy 20th Anniversary Expanded and Updated Edition

“Writing the Romantic Comedy is so much fun to read it could pop a champagne cork.”—Alexa Junge, writer and producer of Friends Revised and expanded to celebrate a new generation of romantic comedies, Billy Mernit’s insightful look ...

Author: Billy Mernit

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062950277

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

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“Writing the Romantic Comedy is so much fun to read it could pop a champagne cork.”—Alexa Junge, writer and producer of Friends Revised and expanded to celebrate a new generation of romantic comedies, Billy Mernit’s insightful look into the mechanics of writing Hollywood’s most enduring genre features case studies that reveal the screenwriting secrets behind classics new and old. Whether you’re a first-time screenwriter, an intermediate marooned in the rewriting process, or a professional wanting to explore the latest genre trends, this thoroughly charming and insightful guide to the basics of crafting a winning and innovative script will take you step by step from “meet cute” 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 getsparks flying; why some bedroom scenes sizzle and others fall flat; and much more. Written in a refreshingly accessible style and updated and expanded to recognize the contributions of a fresh generation of romantic comedies, this newly revised 20th Anniversary edition of Writing the Romantic Comedy features case studies drawn from beloved romantic classics such as When Harry Met Sally, Annie Hall, Tootsie, and The Lady Eve to modern-day favorites including Hitch, (500) Days of Summer, Bridesmaids, and Silver Linings Playbook. Field-tested writing exercises are also included, guaranteed to short-circuit potential mistakes and ensure inspiration.

The Complete Annotated Gilbert Sullivan

20th Anniversary Edition Ian Bradley ... Having been informed by Gilbert that there would need to be payment in advance before any new operas were written, he recruited four backers for a new Comedy Opera Company.

Author: Ian Bradley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199392438

Category: Music

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Ian Bradley's Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan has established itself across the world as the authorized and definitive 'Bible' for all those interested in the Savoy operas. Originally published in two Penguin paperbacks in the 1980's, a single-volume comprehensive compendium, hailed widely as "easily the best annotated Gilbert & Sullivan available" (Gayden Wren, New York Times) was published by Oxford University Press in 1996. This brand new 20th anniversary edition includes Thespis, Gilbert and Sullivan's first collaboration which is now being increasingly performed, despite the loss of the vocal and orchestral scores. It also features a completely new introduction, reflecting on the state of Gilbert and Sullivan nearly 150 years after the pair began their legendary collaboration, and new annotations addressing recent performance history, newly discovered 'lost' songs and dialogue, and, for the first time, Gilbert and Sullivan references in contemporary popular culture. Scholars, performers, and fans are sure to rejoice in this indispensable companion to the Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire, newly updated for the present day.

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ALEX KRAMER, right, chairman of the Bedside Network's executive committee, ASCAP board of review member and treasurer of AGAC, receives an award at the 20th anniversary ball of the Bedside Network, at the New York Hilton.

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Billboard photo by Chuck Pulm ' BLURRY EYES Flo & Eddie, a.k.a. Mark Volman & Howard Kaylan, parody Kim Games' "Bette Davis Eyes" by doing their own version— "Mark Volman Eyes" during recent shows al New York's Bottom Line.

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Dir . by Gregory S. comedy is about the writing on murder , lust , and penitence along 34th St. For information and ... Single Dream Theater , 232 West EXPANDED ARTS 85 Ludlow Futurists invade New York with with Martin Rayner and Tom ...

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2 Dykes and Sundry Other Carbon-Based Life Forms to Watch Out For Alison Bechdel (Alyson) In her 20th-anniversary comic strip collection, ... And the lady who was writing the thing said this was obviously a publicity romance.

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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.

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Lord writer of children's stories was at the Warwick reportedly quipped . “ She stopped height of his ... Why not a romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts and a midget ? ... 20TH ANNIVERSARY Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Bir TS ,.

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Goodnight , We Love You : The Life Fincham also noted that the Poliakoff's drama explores the 2006 IDA ... including Pasadewriter Stephen Moffat . lowing World War I and details " Aliens " 20th anniversary na's AIDS Service Center .

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Here's a look back at what will likely be remembered as a watershed year The Canadian edition of Time magazine picks ... sweeping new domestic-partnership law, opening the way for the expanded registry to take effect on January 1.

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account of 1930's romance between Hollywood gossip columnist Sheilah Graham and novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald . ... 20th Cent . '56 ) A grand and glorious musical entertainment ! Rodgers & Hammerstein's version of Molnar's " Liliom ...

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Talent, drawn from national The fast-breaking chart debut of "Heartbeat, It's A Lovebeat" by the De Franco Family (top 60 by its second week) ... The De Franco kids are signed to 20th via the brand- new Laufer Entertainment Group.

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Poly- dor has released the first German version of the U. S. hit "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" (Ich Sende ... Marcello Mas- troianni will sing and dance in a new musical comedy based on the life of Rudolph Valentino to make its debut here ...

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