The Secret Patterns of Writing Action Screenplays


Action films are a perennial favorite for audiences around the world.  More than ever you need techniques that will surprise the audience and keep them engaged — whether they are in India or Indiana.

  • You’ll learn:
  • The proven story patterns of Action Movies
  • The tools of suspense and tension
  • How to create a hero your audience will care about
  • How to write characters who change and grow
  • The most common mistakes made when writing villains
  • How to write a second act that will keep the audience guessing

Movies used in class:  Pulp Fiction, Dark Knight, Training Day, 300, Fast and Furious and Unstoppable.

Course Material Availability: 12 months access from your date of purchase.


Course Curriculum

The Secret Patterns of Action Movies: Part 1 00:13:00
The Secret Patterns of Action Movies: Part 2 00:45:00
The Secret Patterns of Action Movies: Part 3 00:39:00
The Secret Patterns of Action Movies: Part 4 00:39:00

About Peter Russell Movie&TV Script Doctor

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