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Writing the Comedy Movie

Writing the Comedy Movie

(2015)
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It is often suggested that there are 'secrets' to comedy or that it is 'lightning in a bottle', but the craft of comedy writing can be taught. While comedic tastes change, over time and from person to person, the core underpinning still depends on the comedic geniuses that have paved the way. Great comedy is built upon a strong foundation.

In Writing the Comedy Movie, Marc Blake lays out ? in an entertainingly readable style ? the nuts and bolts of comedy screenwriting. His objective is to clarify the 'rules' of comedy: to contextualize comedy staples such as the double act, slapstick, gross-out, rom com, screwball, satire and parody and to introduce new ones such as the bromance or stoner comedy. He explains the underlying principles of comedy and comedy writing for the screen, along with providing analysis of leading examples of each subgenre.

 
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Hardback Editions

December 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: Writing the Comedy Movie
Author(s): Marc Blake
ISBN: 1-5013-1634-6 / 978-1-5013-1634-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

December 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Writing the Comedy Movie
Author(s): Marc Blake
ISBN: 1-62892-595-7 / 978-1-62892-595-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

December 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Writing the Comedy Movie
Author(s): Marc Blake
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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