Writing the Comedy Blockbuster: The Inappropriate Goal by Keith GiglioWriting the Comedy Blockbuster: The Inappropriate Goal by Keith Giglio

Writing the Comedy Blockbuster: The Inappropriate Goal

byKeith Giglio

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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Keith Giglio grew up in New York City in a family that felt like the cast of a Woody Allen movie. His love of film comedy began at an early age. After graduating New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Graduate School of Film and Television, Keith moved to Los Angeles because he didn’t want to miss the riot. He began writing wi...
Title:Writing the Comedy Blockbuster: The Inappropriate GoalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:229 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:Michael Wiese ProductionsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents



Foreplay or How Tina Fey can kick Bruce Willis’ ass

What is a comedy blockbuster?

How to bust a gut or Comedy College 101

A criminally brief history of film comedy

The comedic idea

The importance of being inappropriate a.k.a. The blues brothers are not role models

The comedic logline a.k.a. The pitch

A fool’s journey a.k.a. I know a guy just like that

The rock and roll school of screenwriting

Comedic structure

Secret ingredients

The R-rated comedy

The eight comic sequences

Comic sequence A: a.k.a. Well begun is half done

Sequence B: Setting up the inappropriate goal a.k.a. “you’re going to do what?” or why crashing a wedding is a good idea!

Sequence C: The mad, mad, mad world a.k.a. Sometimes girls throw up on you

Sequence D: It just keeps getting worse a.k.a. How much pain can Ben Stiller take?

Sequence E: Love is in the air a.k.a. Why Andy chooses love over sex

Sequence F: What was I thinking? a.k.a. Yes, I’m a liar but…

Sequence G: Time to grow up a.k.a. Why are Ashton and Natalie so sad even though they said “no strings attached”

Sequence H: The new me a.k.a. Why Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey, Hugh Grant, Natalie Portman are running at the end of the movie

Funny is Money