First Light Video's DVD: A-List Screenwriting: Killer Endings uses movie examples in analyzing good killer ending, and shows you how to create meaning and emotion by focusing on a good ending. The climax of your story defines the theme, completes the character arc, creates a peripeteia, and is the story's most emotionally charged moment. A great ending absolves a movie of many of its flaws. It can make a bad movie good and a good movie great.
Subjects Covered Include:
• The power of endings • Definitions (Goal and Need, Dilemma, Crisis/Climax/Resolution) • Five different paradigms to find a killer ending (Dilemma, Projection, Antagonist, Character Arc & Theme) • Definition of Killer Endings • Applying it to Beginnings and Middles • The Writer's Dilemma • Case Study – LA Confidential