Rule 5: Kill your darlings After someone dies at the end - and at least one person always does - the survivors will learn a bittersweet lesson on life and love and emerge with a sense of quietly tragic happiness.
But the one that really showed how big these films could be was The Notebook, making teens swoon since Gena Rowlands and James Garner both die. For more ideas, study your Nicholas Sparks, beginning with the book checklist at www. I don't write romance novels.
In the end, though, the story has to be right for it to be written. So, I made those decisions up front, and the only way that I knew how to do that was to create that character first, which I did. No Nicholas Sparks book would ever happen there.
There are thorny class issues, too, because one of them will almost certainly live in a beautiful antebellum mansion while the other comes from the wrong side of the tracks.
A whole string of handsome leading men have peopled his films, hoping for that Ryan Gosling bump to heartthrob status.
They were called 'the Greek tragedies'.