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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

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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...

Dental Floss

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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... Dental Floss chapTer 13 DENTAL FLOSS Sometimes the crack is tiny, but it still does the trick. In Pretty Woman, the crack for Richard Gere’s billionaire Edward is dental floss. He has hired Vivian (Julia Roberts), a hooker...

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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... 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...

Opposites

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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... Opposites chapTer 16 OPPOSITES Sometimes we root for two people to be together because they are oppo- sites. Which means that between them they have everything they need. The Yin and Yang. Two halves make a whole. In old movies...

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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... 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,...

Drugs and Alcohol

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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... Drugs and Alcohol chapTer 12 DRUGS AND ALCOHOL Drunk or stoned? Normally these are not very attractive states. But occa- sionally one of them can be the trigger that lets someone’s hair down enough that we can see the human, imperfect...

The Wounded Knight

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 Wounded Knight chapTer 6 THE WOUNDED KNIGHT Sometimes the crack can literally be a wound. I call it the Wounded Knight syndrome. In Witness, the young Amish woman Rachel (Kelly McGillis) doesn’t have any feelings for John Book...

Matchmaking in Movies

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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... Matchmaking in Movies chapTer 14 MATCHMAKING IN MOVIES It’s one of your tasks, as a screenwriter, to convince us that these two people should be together. There are reasons we will root for individuals to become a couple...

Misunderstandings

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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... Misunderstandings chapTer 27 MISUNDERSTANDINGS Sometimes one of the two potential lovers has a wrong belief about the other. Somehow they get the wrong idea and assume the other is unavail- able. Let’s look at a few of these. In Jodie...

Twins

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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... Twins chapTer 15 TWINS Twins seem born to be together. Kindred souls. Two peas in a pod. A friend of mine had twin boys and as newborns they could only sleep in the same crib, touching each other, preferring to have their heads touch...