CRASH! BOOM! BANG! How to Write Action Movies


Action films pack a box office punch.

A fun, insightful insider’s look at the nuts and bolts of writing action movies, from concept to completion, by a professional screenwriter and professor of screenwriting. Full of witty anecdotes from the front lines (and tricks of the trade from between the lines), Crash! Boom! Bang! promises an enjoyable and educational read for writers and students of all levels. Although bullets and bloodshed abound in cinema, the lessons within will benefit screenwriters of all kinds of movies.


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Meet The Author

Michael Lucker began his career writing and directing television commercials while earning his undergraduate degree in broadcasting and film at Boston University’s College of Communication.

Soon after, he landed in Los Angeles, working in production for ABC, NBC, and CBS, before taking a job as Steven Spielberg’s assistant at Amblin Entertainment on the feature films Always, Arachnophobia, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Lucker has since written over thirty screenplays for such studios as Paramount,Disney, and DreamWorks, and lectures on screenwriting worldwide.

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