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Writing the Action-Adventure Genre

Stephen V. Duncan

Stephen Duncan is an Associate Professor, and currently Chair of the Screenwriting Department, at Loyola Marymount University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre Screenwriting : How to Write Popular Screenplays That Sell

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Lights! Camera! Action! INT. CYPRESS’ AIRBOAT - FLORIDA EVERGLADES - DAY Roger Chase and Eric True look back as– Cordero aims the MP5 Submachine Gun– It spews lead! They hit the deck as bullets whiz overhead, punching holes...

Writing the Thriller Genre

Stephen V. Duncan

Stephen Duncan is an Associate Professor, and currently Chair of the Screenwriting Department, at Loyola Marymount University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre Screenwriting : How to Write Popular Screenplays That Sell

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...A Spine-Tingling Nail-Biter FADE IN: INT. CLOSET - BEDROOM - ANGELA’S GOTHIC HOUSE - NIGHT ANGELA BROWN (22), pretty, washed with innocence in a silky Victoria’s Secret nightie, listens hard to the faint SQUEEGEE OF FOOTSTEPS echoing from...
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...Will’s car. King’s Cross. Day Will and Liv drive. There is an awkward silence between them. The atmosphere is charged. Will voice-over When do you stop looking at each other...
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...Caption on black screen: LYTTON AND CARRINGTON 1915 LEWES STATION. DAY The hiss and clatter of a steam train. A small, dirty engine pulls its train into the deserted station, shabby from wartime neglect. One door opens and a man steps...

The Horror-Fantasy Genre

Stephen V. Duncan

Stephen Duncan is an Associate Professor, and currently Chair of the Screenwriting Department, at Loyola Marymount University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre Screenwriting : How to Write Popular Screenplays That Sell

Continuum, 2008

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...The Fear Factor FADE IN: INT. CHAMBER #1 - NIGHT The handsome face of a teen boy, 18, sleeping. A sweet smile plays over DAVID’S lips, then– He sits up and SCREAMS at the top of his lungs! He’s on a cot, the walls unpainted cement...

The Science-Fiction-Fantasy Genre

Stephen V. Duncan

Stephen Duncan is an Associate Professor, and currently Chair of the Screenwriting Department, at Loyola Marymount University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre Screenwriting : How to Write Popular Screenplays That Sell

Continuum, 2008

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...The Illusion of Reality FADE IN: An endless star field . . . tranquil . . . then– WHOOSH! A fleeting glimpse of something huge screams past– Rocketing directly for a distant cerulean and green sphere regally revolving...

Comedy-Centered & Romantic Comedy Genres

Stephen V. Duncan

Stephen Duncan is an Associate Professor, and currently Chair of the Screenwriting Department, at Loyola Marymount University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre Screenwriting : How to Write Popular Screenplays That Sell

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Make ’Em Laugh EXT. CHICAGO MEAT SLAUGHTER DISTRICT - DAY The rent-a-wreck truck leaves behind the CATTLE WREAKING A TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION . . . INT. RENT-A-WRECK TRUCK - MOVING - DAY Andrew (30, African American, handsome), Whitney...

The Basic Concepts of Dramatic Screenwriting

Stephen V. Duncan

Stephen Duncan is an Associate Professor, and currently Chair of the Screenwriting Department, at Loyola Marymount University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre Screenwriting : How to Write Popular Screenplays That Sell

Continuum, 2008

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...THERE ARE MANY COMPREHENSIVE BOOKS on the fundamentals of writing a screenplay.Among the many books on screenwriting is one of my own: A Guide to Screenwriting Success: Writing for Film & Television (Rowman-Littlefield Publishers, Inc...

One Night Stand (1997)

Directed by

Mike Figgis

Written by

Mike Figgis

Screenplay

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...Opening Credits on Black We hear some beautiful harp music. We hear a man’s voice and the credits continue. Man’s Voice-Over It was all a dream … laughs infectiously … no it wasn’t. I couldn’t resist. Harp music and voice-over...

Elizabethtown (2005)

Directed by

Cameron Crowe

Written by

Cameron Crowe

Screenplay

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...Mercury Shoe Corporate Helicopter – Day Drew Baylor is twenty-seven. He sits rigidly upright, a man facing his destiny, even though he’s seated backwards. He’s the only passenger in this company helicopter whistling over...