"The Odd Couple", "You Can't Take it With You" | A Boöring Book Club Review
“The Odd Couple” & “You Can’t Take it With You”
As discussed in this YouTube video - we will rank and review two comedy screenplays this week and leave three writer’s tips we learned at the bottom.
First, we rank the book based on three factors:
I’m not sure what is more enjoyable for a reader or writer than a classic comedy!
These screen plays are both less than 100 pages and never fail to find a funny way to look at life.
Whether it’s serious concepts like suicide, divorce or tax evasion, both writers use a combination of wit and humor to prance around their story.
These two books are a nice sunny Sunday stoop read.
More so than anything, the true applicability comes from the use of dialogue to develop characters. Unless you are writing a story or screenplay, you may not find much utility here.
Literary Value (1*)
An unlikely value from these screenplays stems from the use of “older” language. From the structure of family affairs to perspectives on divorce, we enter a parallel yet similar world from this one we exist.
Three Lessons for the Writer:
Exist in Your Universe
People Ain’t Poifect
*for a detailed explanation, check out my video here
Thank you for reading!
Louis J. DiPaolo Jr.