“Study up, screenwriters!”

August 10th, 2012 by

The secrets to genre-writing revealed by Vulture:

See, that’s not so hard!

What other move genre ‘recipes’ could you come up with?

3 thoughts on ““Study up, screenwriters!”

  1. Shaula Evans says:

    How about a family movie?

    1. Family intact
    2. Not-all-that-threatening monster attacks
    3. Kids deal with threat on their own
    4. Family reunited

  2. Debbie Moon says:

    Action movie:

    1. Hero estranged from wife/child
    2. Wife/child kidnapped
    3. Hero shoots and beats up everything in his path (extra points for destroying vehicles and infrastructure)
    4. Hero reconciled with wife/child

  3. Bryan Colley says:

    The movies in these recipes would only be 2 minutes long at best. It’s the other 108 minutes of material that makes a difference.

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