Lew Hunter's Screenwriting 434

Lew Hunter’s Screenwriting 434

The Industry’s Premier Teacher Reveals the Secrets of the Successful Screenplay

Lew Hunter

Format
ePub
Price
$17.00
 
Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101007181
  • 352 Pages
  • Perigee
  • Adult

Overview

For decades, Lew Hunter’s Screenwriting 434 class at UCLA has been the premier screenwriting course, launching a generation of the industry’s most frequently produced writers. Here, he shares the secrets of his course on the screenwriting process by actually writing an original script, step by step, that appears in the book.
Lew Hunter's Screenwriting 434

Lew Hunter’s Screenwriting 434

Lew Hunter

Praise

“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

Fade 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
Promise
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
Dialogue
Description
The Beginning
Discipline
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
Re-Writing
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

Fade Out

Index
About the Author

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