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Between Skepticism and Moral Perfectionism: On Cavell’s Melodrama of the Unknown Woman

The Thought of Stanley Cavell and Cinema : Turning Anew to the Ontology of Film a Half-Century after The World Viewed

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...STANLEY CAVELL’S UNIQUE APPROACH TO CINEMA has put the relationship between film and philosophy at the center of philosophical inquiry into film. Indeed, Cavell was the first major Anglophone philosopher of note who dedicated a major part...

Animosity, Feuds, and War

Cynthia Whitcomb

Cynthia Whitcomb has sold more than 70 feature-length screenplays, 25 of which have been filmed. Her scripts have won and been nominated for many awards, including the Emmy Award, Cable Ace Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award, Humanitas Award, and Writers Guild of America Awards. Her students have also gone on to write successful box-office hits. She has taught screenwriting for many years, including seven at the acclaimed UCLA Film School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Heart of the Film : Writing Love Stories in Screenplays

Routledge, 2017

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... Animosity, Feuds, and War chapTer 25 ANIMOSITY, FEUDS, AND WAR At least one of them hates the other. In the classic Shakespearean romcom Much Ado About Nothing, Bea- trice and Benedick loathe each other. Until, as a joke, their friends...

Levels of Character Evolution

Cynthia Whitcomb

Cynthia Whitcomb has sold more than 70 feature-length screenplays, 25 of which have been filmed. Her scripts have won and been nominated for many awards, including the Emmy Award, Cable Ace Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award, Humanitas Award, and Writers Guild of America Awards. Her students have also gone on to write successful box-office hits. She has taught screenwriting for many years, including seven at the acclaimed UCLA Film School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Heart of the Film : Writing Love Stories in Screenplays

Routledge, 2017

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... Levels of Character Evolution chapTer 30 LEVELS OF CHARACTER EVOLUTION It’s one thing to have a story come full circle, but you don’t want your protagonist to come back to where he began as a character. It is essen- tial that he/she...

Honesty

Cynthia Whitcomb

Cynthia Whitcomb has sold more than 70 feature-length screenplays, 25 of which have been filmed. Her scripts have won and been nominated for many awards, including the Emmy Award, Cable Ace Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award, Humanitas Award, and Writers Guild of America Awards. Her students have also gone on to write successful box-office hits. She has taught screenwriting for many years, including seven at the acclaimed UCLA Film School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Heart of the Film : Writing Love Stories in Screenplays

Routledge, 2017

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... Honesty chapTer 11 HONESTY Mark Twain said, “When in doubt, tell the truth.” I have used this advice many times in screenwriting. Sometimes when a climactic scene isn’t working right, when it’s not delivering the emotional impact I’m...

The Throwdown

Cynthia Whitcomb

Cynthia Whitcomb has sold more than 70 feature-length screenplays, 25 of which have been filmed. Her scripts have won and been nominated for many awards, including the Emmy Award, Cable Ace Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award, Humanitas Award, and Writers Guild of America Awards. Her students have also gone on to write successful box-office hits. She has taught screenwriting for many years, including seven at the acclaimed UCLA Film School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Heart of the Film : Writing Love Stories in Screenplays

Routledge, 2017

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... The Throwdown chapTer 34 THE THROWDOWN I had a dream recently that Hugh Jackman came to me with a problem. He said, “I know you’ve seen all my love stories and I think I may not be a good kisser on film.” Then he leaned over and gave me...

Overcoming Skepticism in Casablanca

The Thought of Stanley Cavell and Cinema : Turning Anew to the Ontology of Film a Half-Century after The World Viewed

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...THE PHILOSOPHER WHO HAS WRITTEN MOST EXTENSIVELY and with the greatest insight about film and romantic love is, of course, Stanley Cavell. This chapter originated in a talk prepared for the Princeton University Symposium on “Love...

Gender Change/Orientation

Cynthia Whitcomb

Cynthia Whitcomb has sold more than 70 feature-length screenplays, 25 of which have been filmed. Her scripts have won and been nominated for many awards, including the Emmy Award, Cable Ace Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award, Humanitas Award, and Writers Guild of America Awards. Her students have also gone on to write successful box-office hits. She has taught screenwriting for many years, including seven at the acclaimed UCLA Film School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Heart of the Film : Writing Love Stories in Screenplays

Routledge, 2017

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... Gender Change/Orientation chapTer 23 GENDER CHANGE/ ORIENTATION This is a new genre. Quite a few examples have been produced in the last twenty years. I’m not talking about gay love stories where both parties are gay. Those...

Married Love Stories

Cynthia Whitcomb

Cynthia Whitcomb has sold more than 70 feature-length screenplays, 25 of which have been filmed. Her scripts have won and been nominated for many awards, including the Emmy Award, Cable Ace Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award, Humanitas Award, and Writers Guild of America Awards. Her students have also gone on to write successful box-office hits. She has taught screenwriting for many years, including seven at the acclaimed UCLA Film School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Heart of the Film : Writing Love Stories in Screenplays

Routledge, 2017

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... Married Love Stories chapTer 4 MARRIED LOVE STORIES When love seems to have died in a marriage, it can sometimes set the stage for a whole new love story. While we usually consider marriages after the honeymoon stage to be un-romantic...

Nakedness

Cynthia Whitcomb

Cynthia Whitcomb has sold more than 70 feature-length screenplays, 25 of which have been filmed. Her scripts have won and been nominated for many awards, including the Emmy Award, Cable Ace Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award, Humanitas Award, and Writers Guild of America Awards. Her students have also gone on to write successful box-office hits. She has taught screenwriting for many years, including seven at the acclaimed UCLA Film School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Heart of the Film : Writing Love Stories in Screenplays

Routledge, 2017

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... Nakedness chapTer 9 NAKEDNESS Sometimes it is literally nakedness that provides the vulnerability through which one person can fall in love with another. In Something’s Gotta Give (2003, written and directed by Nancy Mey- ers), Jack...

Sex Scenes

Cynthia Whitcomb

Cynthia Whitcomb has sold more than 70 feature-length screenplays, 25 of which have been filmed. Her scripts have won and been nominated for many awards, including the Emmy Award, Cable Ace Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award, Humanitas Award, and Writers Guild of America Awards. Her students have also gone on to write successful box-office hits. She has taught screenwriting for many years, including seven at the acclaimed UCLA Film School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Heart of the Film : Writing Love Stories in Screenplays

Routledge, 2017

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... Sex Scenes chapTer 35 SEX SCENES Having written screenplays for many years, for me, the three least inter- esting scenes to write are: 1) Sporting Events. (Cut to SCOREBOARD. 49 to 7) 2) Fight scenes. (My version: Sam throws the first...