You don’t need a pitchfork and demons, just take someone away from someone they love – that’s enough

You don’t need a pitchfork and demons, just take someone away from someone they love – that’s enough

Yesterday I posted about the first four Romantic Comedy Beats, as defined by Billy Mernitt: the Set Up, the Meet Cute, the Sexy Complication and the Hook.

In When Harry Met Sally, it’s when the two of them have sex – re-introducing the theme that men and women can’t be friends

  1. Swivel: Second Turning-point

This is the moment after the hero and heroine have become closer, when their conflict comes back again, in a different form. In Prudence, it’s a new conflict: Ace turns out to have an old flame, Berenice, who’s coming to visit him. This is also a reiteration of the old conflict, because Berenice is everything Prudence is not: driven, successful, glamorous and very very humourless https://datingranking.net/tr/geek2geek-inceleme/. If Prudence is Ace’s opposite, Berenice is terrifyingly suitable (this is often a device with Mr/Mr Wrong).

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