Screenwriting

The Top 7 Types of Comedy Used In Movies

Types of Comedy

There are various types of comedy used in comedy films, ranging from slapstick comedy to satire. When you’re writing a comedy, it’s important to use various elements of comedy, so I’ve combined a list of the top 7 types of comedy used in comedy films. 1: Slapstick Comedy Slapstick comedy …

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How To Stop Rewriting And Start Filmmaking

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The importance of having an awesome screenplay can’t be overstated. Your script is the blueprint for your film. And because your movie script is so important to the success of your project, many would-be filmmakers (who also write) spend way too many years rewriting. In fact, it behooves you to check …

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Help! I Cannot Finish my Screenplay

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Okay, we’ve all been here. You reach a point in your writing where you think to yourself: “I cannot finish my screenplay!” You might have started your script with a bunch excitement and energy… And next thing you know, your inspiration fades. If you’re like a lot of screenwriters, you …

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How To Use Foreshadowing In Your Screenplay

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To avoid having any one element of foreshadowing be too obvious, often the writer will throw in some red herrings–some things that could be foreshadowing but in fact don’t pay off or pay off in a different way than we expect. The person who has the gun in the drawer may become an immediate suspect in our minds, but later maybe we see him use it to light his cigarette and we realize it’s not a real gun (of course he may have a real one somewhere else….). That kind of misdirection keeps the audience guessing.

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