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Lew Hunter's Screenwriting 434


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Lew Hunter's ScreenwritingFade In Redux
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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
Fade Out
About the Author

About the Author

Lew Hunter has master's degrees from the University of California Los Angeles and Northwestern University and a doctor of letters from Nebraska Wesleyan University. He has worked for Columbia, Lorimar, Paramount, Disney, NBC, ABC, and CBS as a writer, producer, and executive. Currently he is chair emeritus of the screenwriting department at UCLA, and is the founder of the Lew Hunter Superior Screenwriting Colony in Superior, Nebraska.


"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

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