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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...

Breaking Through the Shell

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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... Breaking Through the Shell chapTer 5 BREAKING THROUGH THE SHELL In the James Bond films the women are perfect, gorgeous, plastic dolls. James can have sex with them, but he can’t fall in love with them because they are not human...

He/She is Married or Engaged

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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... He/She is Married or Engaged chapTer 26 HE/SHE IS MARRIED OR ENGAGED married This is a classic barrier to love. It has been done many, many times but still works as an opposing force. It is even more daunting if there are chil- dren...

The Essential Obstacle

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 Essential Obstacle chapTer 24 THE ESSENTIAL OBSTACLE There has to be an obstacle to love. An opposing force. Something that is trying to keep these two apart. Something for them to overcome or escape or endure. Without that obstacle,...

Humiliation and Low Self-Esteem

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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... Humiliation and Low Self Esteem chapTer 8 HUMILIATION AND LOW SELF-ESTEEM humiliaTion In Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001, screenplay by Helen Fielding from her novel, and Andrew Davies and Richard Curtis), Bridget’s (Renée Zellweger...

Old Flames Re-Ignited

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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... Old Flames Re-Ignited chapTer 3 OLD FLAMES RE-IGNITED It may seem as unlikely as lightning striking twice in the same place, but there is a solid sub-genre of first love or old love rediscovered. Reunion romances. In Casablanca (1942...