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This book takes you into the world of comedy and helps you discover what makes us laugh, and how can you craft better comedy. With easy-to-use guidelines, learn the successful mechanics and characteristics of various comic story forms.
Audience: Both new and experienced screenwriters who are writing film comedies.
Posted May 7, 2003
Writing the Comedy Film by Stuart Voytilla and Scott Petri is such an amazing book. I am the President of Shriekfest, The Los Angeles International Film Festival and Screenplay Competition, so we see many scripts come through our doors. I am not a writer myself, but I do know that many writers should adhere to the rules that Stuart and Scott have laid out. They tell you what comedy is, how it works, the rules of writing comedy, and how to write every single type of comedy out there. They break it down into simple rules, it's so well written, it makes me want to take up writing myself. What I liked the most was that they refer to comedies that we have all seen. So, if you need help writing the fish out of water comedy, the romantic comedy, the sports comedy, the crime comedy, the military comedy, the teen comedy, the farce, or the black comedy this is your book. They break each one of these comedies down, by telling you what each one needs and how to lay it all out. I was really impressed by this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.