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

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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.

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Billboard

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Broadcasting Telecasting

Plans for production and national distribution of a filmed version of Grand Ole
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The Complete Annotated Gilbert Sullivan

20th Anniversary Edition Ian Bradley ... and composer again went their separate
ways, Gilbert to write more plays and contemplate a collaboration with Carl Rosa,
... in advance before any new operas were written, he recruited four backers for a
new Comedy Opera Company. ... With these four men as co-directors, the
Comedy Opera Company was set up in 1876. ... full-length work Gilbert
resurrected the basic plot from a story which he had written for The Graphic 'An
Elixir of Love', ...

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.

The Advocate

Although he had broken his own ice earlier this year with a memoir, Shattered
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Alison Bechdel (Alyson) In her 20th-anniversary comic strip collection, Bechdel
just gets better. ... DeCaro, a writer for The New York Times and TV Guide,
appears on The Daily Show With John Stewart. ... The expanded version of
Please Don't Kill the Freshman, published in October by the young adult imprint
HarperTempest, ...

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Theater Week

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Bookforum

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love ... surveyed the try journals but that , to her consternation , white heaving
nest of maggots in its belly made its way in expanded form to the with a peculiar
and absorbed recognition . ... Why not a romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts
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The Hollywood Reporter

Two comedy pilots to CBS digest By Nellie Andreeva Fox challenges ' Married '
fine WASHINGTON — The Fox network ... era half - hours “ Oldyweds , ” from “
Friends ” alumna Shana Goldberg - Meehan , and an untitled project from writer
Ed Yeager . ... centers on a middle - class dad trying to navigate new waters with
his kids , his ex and his newfound romantic life . ... The reduced number of pilots
One of the main aspects of this this season — 20th TV , for examstrike - impacted
pilot ...

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The Advocate

Here's a look back at what will likely be remembered as a watershed year The
Canadian edition of Time magazine picks ... Vary It wasn't when Queer Eye's Fab
5 made over a gay guy or even when Graham Norton debuted on Comedy
Central. ... the state's sweeping new domestic-partnership law, opening the way
for the expanded registry to take effect on January 1. ... We're talking about her
current Broadway gig, Whoopi: The 20th Anniversary, an updated version of the
one-woman ...

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Cue

account of 1930's romance between Hollywood gossip columnist Shellah
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Variety

V to be replaced by an increasing and even more A new journal 18 or 20 different
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who believed music , comedy and plays ... overnight Trendex ratings
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Billboard

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Film Score Monthly

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Leonard Maltin s Movie and Video Guide

Her First Romance ( 1951 ) 73m . ... Expanded summer camp story . version of
radio ' s Adventures of Ozzie & Her Highness and the Bellboy ( 1945 ) Harriet ...
IPG ) V . Pretty sterile comedy about Ball learnHere Come the Waves ( 1944 )
99m . ... Female McCarthy , Jim and Marian Jordan ( Fibber reporter lands job as
a sportswriter by disMcGee and Molly ) ... Carol Molly on a cross - country trip for
their 20th Lynn Mithers ' based - on - a - true - story Vil . anniversary , getting
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The New Yorker

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Stephen Sondheim's 1962 musical - comedy version of a Roman farce is a joke
play that begs for outrageousness . ... Some of the bits work better he also did
quite a bit of writing , which Eddie than others , but the combination of love ...
WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE — Eric Bogosian brings an expanded ,
espresso - strength version of his latest solo piece to the Knitting Factory through
Oct. 5.

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Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

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Leonard Maltin s Movie and Video Guide

Expanded version of radio's Adventures of Ozzie <4 Harriet, spotlighting a series
of typical, comical situations. ... Zippy wartime music-comedy with Crosby cleverly
cast as a Sinatra-like crooner, the idol of bobby-soxers, who joins the navy, and ...
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Follow up to LOOK WHO'S LAUGHING finds Fibber and Molly on a cross-country
trip for their 20th anniversary, getting ... Female reporter lands job as a
sportswriter ...

Author: Leonard Maltin

Publisher: Signet Book

ISBN: 0451181727

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

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The 25th anniversary edition! Going strong after 25 years, this movie and video guide by the film correspondent for top-rated Entertainment Tonight offers more than 19,000 capsule movie reviews--with over 300 new entries. Includes updated and expanded indexes of stars and directors, plus an updated list of mail-order sources.

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