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Author Voytilla, Stuart, 1959-

Title Writing the comedy film : make 'em laugh / Stuart Voytilla & Scott Petri.

Published Studio City, CA : Michael Wiese Productions, [2003]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  808.23 Voy    DUE 26-08-19
Physical description xiii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Sit down, shut up, and split a gut -- Comic perspective : how to develop a comic voice -- How comedy works : the physics of funny -- The tenets of laughter -- Comedy is conflict and collision -- Comedy is conviction -- Comedy is deception -- Comedy is wish-fulfillment and worst fear -- Comedy is truth -- Comedy is chaos and anarchy -- Comedy and children -- Comic stories and their structures -- Fish-out-of-water -- Romantic comedy -- The sports comedy -- The crime/caper comedy -- The military comedy -- The teen/coming-of-age comedy -- The ensemble comedy -- Farce -- Black comedy -- Satire, parody and mockumentary -- The end of the laughter? -- Appendix A: the stages of the hero's journey -- Appendix B: AFI's 100 years, 100 laughs -- Appendix C: Top ten comedies from the past five years.
Other author Petri, Scott, 1967-
Subject Comedy films -- Authorship.
Comedy films -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0941188418 (paperback) $14.95