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Wendall Thomas Talks Scripts: GENRE: THE ROAD TO BROMANCE - Writing the Buddy Film


From classic duos such as Laurel and Hardy to recent box office successes 21 Jump Street and The Heat, the buddy film is as viable as is has been through the decades, with the likes of Lethal Weapon, Thelma & Louise, Men in Black and The Wedding Crashers – as well as Australian classics Gallipoli, Muriel’s Wedding and Proof – continuing and expanding the tradition.

This session offers practical advice on how to create memorable polarised characters; how to face the unique challenges of a dual protagonist structure; and how to deliver (or consciously subvert) the classic conventions audiences expect from this enduring genre.

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