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Secrets of Blockbuster Movies - Part I
by John TrubyHollywood is interested in one thing: a script withblockbuster potential. Why? Because the revenuefrom films is now global. The typical hit film makesmore money from foreign revenue than it does fromthe U.S. Couple that with the exorbitant cost of makingand selling a film and you've got an entertainmentcommunity that won't even look at a script unless ithas blockbuster written all over it.That's a big problem for most screenwriters. Mostwriters, if they have any training at all, never learn thetechniques for writing hit films. In fact they don't even know such techniquesexist. They go off to write their standard three-act script and think thatblockbusters happen when you're lucky enough to get some big star attached.No question about it, big stars help. But the list of big star vehicles thatbombed at the box office is a long one. And if you look at the best sellingfilms of all time, you'll notice a surprising number have no stars at all.Blockbuster films don't come from big stars. They come from blockbuster stories. They come from writers who USE FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENTTECHNIQUES THAN OTHER WRITERS.I'd like to point out just a few of the key elements found in the best-sellingfilms of all time. These are elements that you can use in your script. Theywon't guarantee you'll have the next hit film, but they will radically increaseyour chances of selling your script to a hungry market.A word of caution: These techniques don't guarantee that you'll write a great script. On the other hand, don'tassume that these techniques force you to write a bad script. There doesn't have to be a contradictionbetween what is good and what is successful.1. Blockbusters use the right genre for the story idea.To see why this is such an important blockbuster technique, you have to understand the first rule of Hollywood. Hollywood doesn't buy and sell stars. It doesn't buy and sell directors. It doesn't buy and sellwriters, much as we might wish it did.The first rule of Hollywood is: it buys and sells genres. A genre is a type of story, like action, love, thriller,detective, etc. There are 11 major film genres and scores of sub-genres. A genre is a brand that the audiencerecognizes. With genres, the studios and the audience don't have to reinvent the wheel for every film.Key point: you can't write a hit film without mastering at least one, and usually two, major genres.
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