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How To Write Groundhog Day
     

How To Write Groundhog Day

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by Danny Rubin
 
Did screenwriter Danny Rubin know what he was doing when he invented Groundhog Day?  Or was he merely “the luckiest blind centerfielder ever to catch a fly ball out of the sun.”?  In How to Write Groundhog Day the popular Harvard lecturer takes you on an entertaining tour of his most famous screenplay, revealing the creative impulses and

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Did screenwriter Danny Rubin know what he was doing when he invented Groundhog Day?  Or was he merely “the luckiest blind centerfielder ever to catch a fly ball out of the sun.”?  In How to Write Groundhog Day the popular Harvard lecturer takes you on an entertaining tour of his most famous screenplay, revealing the creative impulses and Hollywood pressures that together forged one of the most delightful and profoundly affecting comedies of all time.

From Pre-Hog through Hog to Post-Hog, How To Write Groundhog Day is the only book to give you the Whole Hog.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014068031
Publisher:
Triad Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
264,629
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

After many years writing for professional theater companies as well as scripting industrial films and children’s television, Danny Rubin began writing screenplays. His screen credits include Hear No Evil, S.F.W., and Groundhog Day, for which he received the 1993 British Academy Award for Best Screenplay and the Critics’ Circle Award for Screenwriter of the Year, as well as honors from the Writers Guild of America and the American Film Institute.

Rubin has taught screenwriting in Chicago at the University of Illinois, Columbia College, and the National High School Institute; at the Sundance Institute in Utah; the PAL Screenwriting Lab in England; the Chautauqua Institution in New York; and in New Mexico at the College of Santa Fe. He is currently the Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on Screenwriting at Harvard University.

Rubin holds a BA in biology from Brown University and an MA in radio, television, and film from Northwestern University.

He is married to librarian, web designer, and architect Louise Rubin with whom he shares two children, a dog, and two inflatable fish.

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How To Write Groundhog Day 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
New_Nook_Fan More than 1 year ago
This was a fun and relatively quick read -- I always enjoyed the movie but it was totally fun to watch the idea form and see how it was sculpted. I've never read a script before, but it wasn't hard and I liked the author's links to fun details. I'm going to break it out for a Groundhog Day screening party for this weeks actual Groundhog Day. It almost makes me want to write my own movies (but I never could).