Writing the Romantic Comedy

Writing the Romantic Comedy

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From the slapstick shenanigans of Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn in Bringing Up Baby to the sexy repartee ofShakespeare in Love, romantic comedies have delighted filmgoers-and challenged screenwriters- since the early days of Hollywood.

Writing the Romantic Comedy is the first screenwriting guide to focus exclusively on the mechanics of this ever-popular genre. Whether you're a firsttime screenwriter, an intermediate marooned in the rewriting process, or an armchair enthusiast looking for an insider's perspective on what makes the genre tick, this thoroughly charming and insightful guide teaches you everything you need to know in order to craft a winning script. All of the romantic comedy basics are covered-from setting up an interesting and inventive story concept to creating characters that set off sparks, laughs that go deep, and dialogue that gets right to the heart.

Written in a refreshingly accessible style, Writing the Romantic Comedy is a lively guide to the essentials of character, theme, and plot development. It features case studies drawn from classic and contemporary romantic comedies as well as field-tested writing exercises that will short-circuit potential mistakes and spark inspiration.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 149.86 x 208.28 x 30.48mm | 430.91g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reinforced binding Reinforced binding Reinforced binding
  • 0060195681
  • 9780060195687

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