That reaction doesn't always follow the flow of your plotline, that's too pat. (Exclusive) Expanded version with more techniques to flesh out your Supporting Characters and make them individuals. Should really be called the BUSINESS BLUE BOOK because it covers almost everything you will need to know for your screenwriting career: from thinking like a producer and learning to speak their language, to query letters and finding a manager or agent, to making connections (at home and in Hollywood) and networking, to the different kinds of meetings you are will have at Studios, to the difference between a producer and a studio, to landing an assignment at that meeting and what is required of you when you are working under contract, to contracts and options and lawyers and... Information you can use *now* to move your career forward! Print version was 48 pages, Kindle version is over 400 pages! What are the techniques used to keep the characters and scenes exciting and involving?
When a character comes up with a new plan to reach their goal, it can be the WRONG plan... Using the hit movie BRIDESMAIDS as well as other comedies like THE HANGOVER and TED and HIGH FIDELITY and 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN and many other examples we look at ways to make your Supporting Characters come alive on the page. How about those secret story details you may not have noticed?
They don't know the end of the movie, they can't read the script. Why is there a new proposed trilogy every few years?
A character shouldn't react as if he knows what happens next, he should react the way his character would react. This book looks at all five Terminator movies from a story standpoint - what makes them work (or not)?
The curse can only be lifted by a kiss from her true love... Shrek and Donkey rescue her and head back to Farquart's Kingdom. Just as you plan a vacation instead of just jump in the car and start driving, it's a good idea to plan your story. Weird Ways To Connect Ideas, Combing Ideas To Create Concepts, High Concepts - What Are They? Your story doesn't get a second chance to make a great first impression, and this book shows you a bunch of techniques on how to do that.
As the day draws to a close, Princess Fiona becomes agitated and insistent that they find shelter. An artist does sketches before breaking out the oils, so why shouldn't a writer do the same? Most screenplays are about a 50/50 split between dialogue and description - which means your description is just as important as your dialogue. This book focuses on 18 of Hitchcock's 52 films with wild cinema and story experiments which paved the way for modern films. Great for film makers, screenwriters, film fans, producers and directors. Creating The Killer Concept, Substitution - Lion Tamers & Hitmen, Creating Blockbuster Concepts, Magnification And The Matrix, Conflict Within Concept, Concepts With Visual Conflict, Avoiding Episodic Concepts, much more! From the 12 Basic Ways To Begin Your Story, to the 3 Stars Of Your First Scene (at least one must be present) to World Building, Title Crawls, Backstory, Starting Late, Teasers and Pre Title Sequences, Establishing Theme & Motifs (using GODFATHER PART 2), Five Critical Elements, Setting Up The Rest Of The Story (with GODFATHER), and much more!
Characters don't know what you know, the only know what THEY know. Anita Loos book is filled with information which still applies.