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Writing a Meet Cute — From Eternal Sunshine to La La Land, Romeo to Scott Pilgrim



Meet cutes are a necessary component of every romantic film. They are mostly found in Romantic Comedies but they can be used in any genre. If you’re writing a script with romantic characters, you’ll need to know how to craft an effective first encounter.

But how do you go about writing an original and engaging meet cute?
In this video, we’ll analyze 4 different types of meet cutes based their mutual attraction, mutual repulsion, or any combination of the two.

The PULL/PULL...love at first sight.
The PUSH/PUSH...hate at first sight.
The PULL/PUSH...one is interested, one is not.
The NEUTRAL/NERVOUS...one is oblivious, the other is awkward.

Our screenwriting tips come from some of the best romantic movies of all time, which include love at first sight in movies. You’ll learn romance writing for movies and television with this filmmaking and screenwriting video essay. We show you great meet cute examples from movies and scripts so you can learn these important screenwriting tips.

When you understand the various elements that go into writing a meet cute, you’ve got a head start on creating something entertaining and true to the characters.

The Rom-Com is a well-worn subgenre but there is always room for fresh and exciting perspectives. This video will help inspire and guide you to write the next great meet cute.

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Tags: film, film - comedy, film - romance
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