Writing the Comedy Movie

Writing the Comedy Movie

Book - 2016
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"It is often suggested that there are 'secrets' to comedy or that it is 'lightning in a bottle', but the craft of comedy writing can be taught. While comedic tastes change, over time and from person to person, the core underpinning still depends on the comedic geniuses that have paved the way. Great comedy is built upon a strong foundation. In Writing the Comedy Movie, Marc Blake lays out - in an entertainingly readable style - the nuts and bolts of comedy screenwriting. His objective is to clarify the 'rules' of comedy: to contextualize comedy staples such as the double act, slapstick, gross-out, rom com, screwball, satire and parody and to introduce new ones such as the bromance or stoner comedy. He explains the underlying principles of comedy and comedy writing for the screen, along with providing analysis of leading examples of each subgenre"--
"A practical guide to creating the comedy movie, referencing its subgenres, history, and tropes, along with exclusive interviews with craft practitioners"--
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781628925951
1628925957
9781501316340
1501316346
9781628925937
9781628925920
Branch Call Number: 808.23 BLAKE
Characteristics: ix, 261 pages ; 23 cm

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