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Lew Hunter's Screenwriting 434

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Lew Hunter's Screenwriting 434 by Lew Hunter
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May 04, 2004 | ISBN 9780399529863

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“I wish this book had been around when I was a student. I heartily recommended it. For beginners and pros alike.” —Steven Bocho writer/producer NYPD Blue

Table Of Contents

Lew Hunter’s ScreenwritingFade In Redux

Fade In

Chapter 1: Ideas
The Anatomy of Screen Ideas
Getting Your Idea
Selecting the Idea

Chapter 2: The Two-Minute Movie
Tricks of the Story Trade
Plotting Out the Two-Minute Movie
Writing the Two-Minute Movie
Getting it Right

Chapter 3: Building Your Characters
Heavies and Heros
Character Dialogue
The Country and City Mice
Nude in the Rain
Another Motto for Writers
The Little People
Nixon, Cather, and Tolstoy

Chapter 4: The Outline for You and “Them”
The Structure of Structure
The Step Outline and the Three Acts
Scene Do’s and Don’ts
Your Step Outline-Act One-The Situation
Your Step Outline-Act Two-The Complications
Your Step Outline-Act Three-The Conclusion
The Glass Hammer Step Outline
The End
The Revised Step Outline
From Goals to Reality
Your Story Is Now Told
Outlines and Treatments
Outlines for the New Writer
The Outline Form

Chapter 5: The Act One Script
The Script Form
Don’t Direct the Director
The Beginning

The Glass Hammer

First Act
The End of the Beginning

Chapter 6: The Act Two Script
Second Acts and Third Parties
Making Scenes Interesting
Stopwatch Timing
Writing Your Second Act
The Glass Hammer Second Act
The End of The Middle

Chapter 7: The Act Three Script
Hunter on Third Acts
The Unhappy Ending
The Third-Act Page Count
The Glass Hammer Third Act
The Most Important Draft

Chapter 8: The Rewrite(s)
Rewriting for Yourself
Before the Madding Crowd
The First Read-ThroughThe Polish
The Ecstasy
The Rewriting Time for Yourself
Should Your Title Be your Title?
And Now, the Madding Crowd
Rewriting for Others
The Final Rewrite
After All Is Said and Done-and Done

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