The Meet-Cute Project

January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Performing Arts, Comedy
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The Meet-Cute Project Here’s what all that work has been leading to. . .

Defining a Meet Cute Wikipedia Definition:A meet-cute is a situation in which a future romantic couple meets for the first time in a way that is considered adorable, entertaining, or amusing.This type of situation is a staple of romantic comedies, commonly involving contrived, unusual, or comic circumstances. The technique creates an artificial situation contrived by the filmmakers in order to bring together characters in an entertaining manner. Frequently the meetcute leads to a humorous clash of personalities or beliefs, embarrassing situations, or comical misunderstandings that further drive the plot.

The Urban Dictionary Definition: Meet-Cute Scenario in which two individuals are brought together in some unlikely, zany, destined-to-fall-in-love-and-be-togetherforever sort of way (the more unusual, the better).

Further Info Meet Cute is a way to quickly introduce two characters and set up their burgeoning relationship. A meet-cute is almost always rife with awkwardness, embarrassment, and sometimes outright hostility. It's often used in films, particularly the Romantic Comedy, due to time constraints; while on television a relationship can develop more naturally over many episodes, a movie has to get their couple set up right away to fit within 2 hours.

What & How This meeting can happen by way of any of an innumerable array of circumstances, so long as there's something cutesy* about it. Possibly they have an instant dislike for one another. Maybe they crash into each other in a hallway and papers fly about. Maybe one of them has been shopping for groceries and trips over the other walking down the street. Perhaps mistaken identity or other wacky misunderstanding is involved.

Link Note About the “cutesy” thing: Personally, I generally despise all things cutesy. They come across as artificial. Feel free to make this meeting more realistic, gritty or just dial down the cutesy factor. Cutesy can veer into cliché territory. The reason people dislike clichés is that they feel unoriginal and insincere. Tread lightly in the cutesy zone.

Meet Cute Project Instructions Using the two characters you created last week, write a meet-cute scene for them.

Further Considerations This is the first time they will “formally” meet though they may sort of know each other or know of each other prior to this scene. These characters are eventually going to become involved (be it romantic or otherwise) in each other’s stories. This doesn’t yet have to be evident or obvious in your scene. Just know that you know it and I know it and you are setting the stage for that later action.

Meet Cute Project Instructions You may use fiction prose narrative form or play/screenplay script form. If you use script form please add some stage direction to indicate the stage business/action that takes place during the scene.

Requirements 4-6 pages (more for script, less for narrative). This is a diagnostic of sorts, make sure you give me your better work or I’ll waste time reteaching something you already know.

Due Date

This project will be due

Another Mad Experiment Because you’ll want/need lots of commentary and my handwriting is getting worse by the day, you’ll be turning this in via a google doc. Use the info on the half sheet (thought it was safer for you to have something you could hold in your hand for this.)

Pieces to Turn In All pieces of the project will be due with the final draft. This includes: – MC character # 1 – MC character # 2 – 5 Key Questions/Answers for each character – Final draft of entire Meet-Cute scene

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