Lew Hunter's Screenwriting 434: The Industry's Premier Teacher Reveals the Secrets of the Successful Screenplay (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 4, 2004 - Performing Arts - 352 pages
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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.
  

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Review: Lew Hunter's Screenwriting 434

User Review  - Aditya - Goodreads

Of all the hundreds of books on screenwriting, this, along with four screenplays, STORY, The art of dramatic writing and 'Creating unforgettable characters' is one of the best books on the subject. Read full review

Review: Lew Hunter's Screenwriting 434

User Review  - Cyd Madsen - Goodreads

A great big teddy bear of a man with passion and compassion for his students and teaching. When I culled my library down to a couple hundred books, this is one of the few I saved. Read full review

Contents

FILMS TO SEE
THE ANATOMY OF SCREEN IDEAS
SELECTING THE IDEA
TRICKS OF THE STORY TRADE
PLOTTING OUT THE TWOMINUTE MOVIE
WRITING THE TWOMINUTE MOVIE
GETTING IT RIGHT
HEAVIES AND HEROES
THE GLASS HAMMER FIRST ACT
THE END OF THE BEGINNING
1 Thick Plots
2 Killing Darlings
4 Exposed Exposition
SECOND ACTS AND THIRD PARTIES
MAKING SCENES INTERESTING
STOPWATCH TIMING

CHARACTER DIALOGUE
THE COUNTRY AND CITY MICE
NUDE IN THE RAIN
NIXON CATHER AND TOLSTOY
THE STRUCTURE OF STRUCTURE
THE STEP OUTLINE AND THE THREE ACTS
YOUR STEP OUTLINEACT ONETHE SITUATION
YOUR STEP OUTLINEACT TWOTHE COMPLICATIONS
YOUR STEP OUTLINEACT THREETHE 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 SCRIPT FORM
DONT DIRECT THE DIRECTOR
DIALOGUE
DESCRIPTION
DISCIPLINE
WRITING YOUR SECOND ACT
THE END OF THE MIDDLE
HUNTER ON THIRD ACTS
THE UNHAPPY ENDING
THE THIRDACT PAGE COUNT
THE GLASS HAMMERTHIRD ACT
1 Reality vs Reelality
2 Throw the First Draft Away?
BEFORE THE MADDING CROWD
REREWRITING
THE FIRST READTHROUGH
THE POLISH
THE ECSTASY
SHOULD YOUR TITLE BE YOUR TITLE?
AND NOW THE MADDING CROWD
REWRITING FOR OTHERS
2 Hating Criticism
3 Attitudes
5 Free Writing and Rewriting
6 Short Storks and Long Ducks
THE FINAL REWRITE
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Lew Hunter 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 recently established the Lew Hunter Superior Screenwriting colony in the town of Superior, Nebraska. He lectures regularly throughout the country and internationally.

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