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Romantic Comedy Cute Meets

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

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... Romantic Comedy Cute Meets chapTer 1 ROMANTIC COMEDY CUTE MEETS In The Holiday (2006, written and directed by Nancy Meyers), Arthur, an ancient screenwriter (played by Eli Wallach), explains to Iris (Kate Win- slet) about the Cute Meet,...

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

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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...

Endings

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

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... Endings chapTer 40 ENDINGS Whether your lovers end up happily ever after or torn apart is entirely up to you. At the end of this book I have included a list of my own favorite 100 love story films, and in about 40 percent of them...

Symbols of Love

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

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... Symbols of Love chapTer 37 SYMBOLS OF LOVE In the 2015 version of Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd (screenplay by David Nicholls), the handsome farmer, Gabriel Oak (Mat- thias Schoenaerts), brings a gift to his new neighbor...

Platonic 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

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... Platonic Love Stories chapTer 33 PLATONIC LOVE STORIES There are love stories that do not include traditional love or romance. They are of the heart but not of the body. Otherwise the rules of love stories still apply. You use the same...

The Pressure Cooker Effect

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

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... The Pressure Cooker Effect chapTer 19 THE PRESSURE COOKER EFFECT The pressure cooker effect can speed up the process of people bonding and falling in love. The more intensity, danger, stress, and fear, the more likely it is that two...

Soul Mates

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

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... Soul Mates chapTer 18 SOUL MATES Many of us believe in soul mates. Even more would love to believe in them. Two people who are fated to be together. Whose destiny is each other. Even more of us want to believe. The difficulty in writing...

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

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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...

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

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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...

Specificity: One of a Kind

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

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... Specificity: One of a Kind chapTer 20 SPECIFICITY: ONE OF A KIND Every year adolescents across America compete in an essay contest and the winners get to go to Washington D.C. to be honored. The subjects are things like “Democracy...