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The comic hero's journey : serious story structure for fabulously funny films

Author: Steve Kaplan
Publisher: Studio City, CA : Michael Wiese Productions, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book applies concepts from the Hero's Journey to the writing of comedy screenplays, using a broad range of examples from movies to demonstrate how these archetypal principles work in a comedy context"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Kaplan
ISBN: 9781615932870 1615932879
OCLC Number: 1002833817
Description: vi, 167 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Schlemiel with a thousand faces --
A guy walks into a bar: the normal world --
Dumb and dumber ... and dumberer: characters in comedy --
WTF! or 'we're not in Kansas anymore': the comic catalyst --
Stop the world! I want to get off!: into new territory --
Hooking up: connections and allies --
". . . there was a hat!?!": the discovered goal --
Lost at sea: disconnections --
'Who ya gonna call?': racing to the finish --
'You had me at hello': restorations and celebrations --
Why a duck?: final Q & A.
Responsibility: by Steve Kaplan.

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