The Art of the MeetCute How to Write a Romantic Introduction Scene

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisement Advertisement When we think of the “meet-cute” we think of Harry meeting Sally on a bickering road trip from Chicago to New York, Annie Hall stumbling over her words talking to Alvie in the tennis clubhouse, or (an underrated one in my opinion) when professional bank robber Jack meets US Marshal Karen in the trunk of a car. (That one’s “Out of Sight”, by the way.) The meet-cute is one of the oldest conventions in Hollywood – it’s something that audiences expect and even crave – which is why its crucial to deliver a strong one that hits all the right buttons. The rom-com lives or dies by the meet-cute. But you know what else does? The buddy-cop action comedy. Brushing off the meet-cute as just a chick-flick gimmick is one of the biggest mistakes you can make.Think about when Danny Glover’s Murtaugh meets Mel Gibson’s Riggs in “Lethal Weapon”. Murtaugh mistakes Riggs as a person off the street, pulling a gun in the police station and runs to disarm him—only to be flipped onto his back by Riggs himself. Murtaugh, on the floor and winded, immediately finds out that this man is his new partner. Sure, it’s not a romantic comedy, but isn’t that meeting just as important as the meetings in the aforementioned romantic movies? And isn’t that meeting cute in a clever way? The meeting, and the relationship that follows, works because it hits all the right notes. The short scene serves as a lesson for writers trying to capture the same spark.READ MORE Facebook Login/Register With:last_img read more

Harper signs agreement with Yukon territorial government

first_imgAPTN National NewsPrime Minister Stephen Harper continues his annual tour of the North.In the Yukon, he’s signed a new resource development sharing deal with the territorial government.The deal was signed at the Minto copper and gold mine.That’s where the Selkirk First Nation holds sub-surface resource rights and the band receives royalties from the mine.The resource sharing agreement will increase mineral revenues for both the Yukon and First Nation governments.But at the Minto mine site, the Selkirk chief said environmental concerns will still be a major priority.last_img read more

Police calling on Public to stand against Guns

first_img Related Items:guns, police, public Police get wanted man; Magistrate Court back open Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested) Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force’s mission to combat abusive images of children online Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Sept 2015 – POLICE are asking for public cooperation in flushing out illegal guns around the country and as officers look forward to that partnership, it is reported that Chalk Sound station Policemen on Sunday arrested a 24-year-old man of Five Cays for carrying and imitation firearm. The matter was reported on Friday and an investigation is ongoing. In another matter, a 23-year-old man from Airport Road was arrested on Sunday September 27 for possession of marijuana and cocaine. It was allegedly found in a stop and search; that man goes to court this week.last_img read more