Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Write On: How to Write a Great Ending (Video Essay)

At the time this posts, I’ll be at my grandmother’s funeral. I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to share my eulogy here (I’m still polishing it), but I thought this would be as good as any to take a look at writing an ending.

Like many of The Closer Look’s video essays, “How to Write a Great Ending” is very much movie-centric, what with its talk about time from the end of the climax to when the credits roll and whatnot. But I think there’s some really interesting ideas here – I particularly like Rule #2 – even if you disagree with Henry’s take on Casino Royale.

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