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The Megahit Movies by Richard M. Stefanik is the alternative to the traditionally structured screenplay

It presents principles of story construction that can be used to develop popular movies by providing an analysis of cinematic techniques. It also offers stimulating ideas that can be helpful in the creative process. The Megahit Movies by Richard M. Stefanik is the alternative to the traditionally structured screenplay. If you are interested in the principles of story design and construction, the Megahit Movies is the book to read. I found it to be interesting how he structured his book because I have actually seen movies that complied to a similar pattern.

THE MEGAHIT MOVIES book is a revised enhanced version of STRUCTURES OF FANTASY book, which analyzed the dramatic and comic elements found in commercially successful movies. This book was selected by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Mentors Program for the Recommended Screenwriting Books list, describing it as one of the best books on story structure. A new book on screenwriting, STORY DESIGN: Creating Popular Hollywood Movies, will be published in 2011.

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It presents principles of story construction that can be used to develop popular movies by providing an analysis of cinematic techniques. com User, January 12, 2002. Richard Michaels Stefanik uses The Megahit Movies book, combined with videos of the Megahit Movies listed in his book, to teach an incredibly successful screenwriting class. This book is the key to successful story design whether it be for the big screen, television or your first novel.

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com: The Megahit Movies: Very Good+ paperback. Richard Michaels Stefanik was a Screenwriting Fellow at the American Film Institute, then worked at several Hollywood studios, including Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Productions. Slight shelfwear to the exterior, including minor rubbing to edges and corners. Otherwise, text and pages are clean and bright. degree in Philosophy from . Berkeley, and also studied Philosophy at Oxford University. Richard conducted a Story Design workshop, "Making Megahit Movies," at the UCLA Extension Department of Entertainment Studies in January, 2001.

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This book analyzes the Megahit Movies, those films which have generated more than $250 million in North American Box Office receipts. It presents principles of story construction that can be used to develop popular movies by providing an analysis of cinematic techniques. It also offers stimulating ideas that can be helpful in the creative process

Comments: (7)

Murn
I'm stunned by all the people that recommend this book. Yes, it doesn't talk about formatting, or the three act structure, or snappy dialog. But it says almost nothing valuable about what it professes to educate on. It's a constant reminder, near dogmatic, of simple statements: "Your audience must like the protagonist." "You should have a payoff at the end of the script." Well, no kidding.

The other flaw of this book is how little it takes into account of why these megahit films TRULY succeeded. A huge rash of them were surrounded by enormous hype and marketing. Sometimes upwards of $100 million alone in advertising. Independence Day was sold on the concept of the trailer alone, and went into production before even one word was typed on a page. What are the chances that the rules that applied to those films, will apply to the spec script you are trying to break in with? Even if he did clearly explain those rules, which I felt he did not.

Skip this book. I won't recommend any other books, but I'll recommend something else. I'll recommend to you what Mike Rich did before he came out of nowhere to win the Nicholl Fellowships and sell his first script: Read actual scripts. Read spec scripts and early drafts if possible. And read the scripts that not only succeed, but succeeded not on raw financing power, but on merit.
Xar
I taught a class on narrative structure for computer and special effect artists created from the
first edition and implemented by this later one. I'm very happy to see it still is in print!
PC-rider
The Megahit Movies by Richard M. Stefanik is the alternative to the traditionally structured screenplay. If you are interested in the principles of story design and construction, the Megahit Movies is the book to read. I found it to be interesting how he structured his book because I have actually seen movies that complied to a similar pattern. Stefanik starts off the body of his book by introducing the protagonist-the hero, the antagonist-the villain and then the love interest-the girl. Once he establishes who the major players are, he begins to expound on audience empathy. He is detailed in expressing that the filmmaker must get the audience to love the protagonist and absolutely loathe the antagonist. Although the villain is shown as having more power than the hero and as the one who creates dangerous obstacles, Stefanik alerts the reader to the importance of establishing supportive emotions in the audience for the protagonist. He touches on the motivation, objectives, decisions, codes of behavior and personality of each character. The Megahit Movies teaches you how to establish plot, subplot, events, action and scene structure. He substantiates his argument by making reference to the blockbuster movies such as Batman, The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Forrest Gump, which seem to employ this particular method. I highly recommend this book to all filmmakers, screenwriters and novelists. It is a healthy alternative the the Three Act structure. Megahit Movies is indeed a megahit. Kudos!
Xava
The MEGAHIT MOVIES book is probably the most brilliant book ever written on Story Design, and will outlast the books written by Robert McKee, Syd Field and Linda Seger. Stefanik breaks new ground by focusing on the psychology of the audience and arguing for the position that movies are popular because they create an "emotionally satisfying experience" for the audience. But he gives so much more in this book: by applying the cognitive theory of emotions to popular movies, he gives the writer concrete techniques for placing characters into situations that will elicit specific emotions in the audience. This is something that McKee, Seger or Field never discuss.
Stefanik also introduces the importance of SUBGOALS in the creation of PLOT TWISTS as a tool for creating unpredictable stories, a topic not even discussed in any previous screenwriting text.
Then there is Stefanik's theory of humor in which he provides writers with specific instructions on how to create humorous dialogue, characters, and scenes, topics not included in the books by the above mentioned story gurus. It should also be mentioned that THE MEGAHIT MOVIES book is an expanded version of Stefanik's book, STRUCTURES OF FANTASY, in which he published all of these ideas in 1992, five years before Robert McKee published his book STORY, in 1997.
Stefanik's THE MEGAHIT MOVIES book is destined to become a classic text on the craft of story design, comparable in influence to Lajos Egri's THE ART OF DRAMATIC WRITING.
Buy the book. It is great!
Banal
This book is a treasure of information on Story Design and Screenwriting, which is easy to use and can help anyone who is interested in writing. Teachers, writers, directors, producers, and students will appreciate the easy to use, concise and clear information.
One of my favorite sections, of this book, is the presentation of the different Theories of Humor. Richard Michaels explains that anyone can learn the formula for being funny, and compares the relationship of math, humor and logic. If a logical sequence is presented in an out of order pattern, then the reader, or audience laughs. Anyone can learn these simple rules of humor, and improve their comic writing.
The Megahit Movies are analyzed, showing the Antagonist, Protagonist, and Love Interests, their obstacles, timelocks and crisis resolutions for each of the major conflicts in the stories. This is also a great gift for any writer, professional, or beginner who is striving to create popular movies or just improve their writing skills.
This book is a must have for any writer or library.
The Megahit Movies download epub
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Author: Richard Michaels Stefanik
ISBN: 1882373049
Category: Humor & Entertainment
Subcategory: Movies
Language: English
Publisher: RMS Productions Company (October 26, 2005)
Pages: 502 pages