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Screenwriting techniques

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Writing The Romantic Comedy, 20th Anniversary Expanded and Updated Edition The Art of Crafting Funny Love Stories for the Screen

Writing The Romantic Comedy, 20th Anniversary Expanded and Updated Edition The Art of Crafting Funny Love Stories for the Screen

Author: Billy Mernit Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

Writing the Romantic Comedy is so much fun to read it could pop a champagne cork. -Alexa Junge, writer and producer of Friends Revised and expanded to celebrate a new generation of romantic comedies, Billy Mernit's insightful look into the mechanics of writing Hollywood's most enduring genre features case studies that reveal the screenwriting secrets behind classics new and old. Whether you're a first-time screenwriter, an intermediate marooned in the rewriting process, or a professional wanting to explore the latest genre trends, this thoroughly charming and insightful guide to the basics of crafting a winning and innovative script will take you step by step from meet cute all the way to joyous defeat. You'll learn the screenwriting secrets behind some of the funniest scenes ever written; how to create characters and dialogue that getsparks flying; why some bedroom scenes sizzle and others fall flat; and much more. Written in a refreshingly accessible style and updated and expanded to recognize the contributions of a fresh generation of romantic comedies, this newly revised 20th Anniversary edition of Writing the Romantic Comedy features case studies drawn from beloved romantic classics such as When Harry Met Sally, Annie Hall, Tootsie, and The Lady Eve to modern-day favorites including Hitch, (500) Days of Summer, Bridesmaids, and Silver Linings Playbook. Field-tested writing exercises are also included, guaranteed to short-circuit potential mistakes and ensure inspiration.

The Art Of Script Editing A Practical Guide to Script Development

The Art Of Script Editing A Practical Guide to Script Development

Author: Karol Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/12/2019

Screenplays How to Write and Sell Them

Screenplays How to Write and Sell Them

Author: Craig Batty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

Adaptation for Screenwriters

Adaptation for Screenwriters

Develop the critical and creative skills to 'translate' a story from page to screen with this step-by-step guide to the process of screen adaptation you'll learn to: - interrogate a novel or short story to release its 'inner film' - convert fictional prose into visual drama - overcome the obstacles presented by different media 'languages' - approach key strategic decisions - both technical and interpretive - draft and re-draft your plot, characters and dialogue - professionally format and submit your finished script In addition to examples taken from 'literary classics', contemporary novels, genre fiction, short stories, and biographical material, Marland and Edgar embrace the wider phenomenon of re-telling and updating existing stories, such as the 'appropriation' of popular figures, inter-film adaptation (sequels and 'reboots'), and development into other visual forms including graphic fiction and video games. Whether you are producing a faithful adaptation of Tolstoy's War and Peace, or planning to pair up the crime-fighting duo of Sherlock Holmes and Batman, Adaptation for Screenwriters will be your guide.

Scenarios III Stroszek; Nosferatu, Phantom of the Night; Where the Green Ants Dream; Cobra Verde

Scenarios III Stroszek; Nosferatu, Phantom of the Night; Where the Green Ants Dream; Cobra Verde

Author: Werner Herzog Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2019

For the first time in English, and in his signature prose poetry, the film scripts of four of Werner Herzog's early works Herzog doesn't write traditional scripts, Film International remarked of the master filmmaker's Scenarios I and II. Instead, he writes scenarios which are like a hybrid of film, fiction, and prose poetry. Continuing a series that Publishers Weekly pronounced compulsively readable . . . equal parts challenging and satisfying, infuriating and enlightening, Scenarios III presents, for the first time in English, the shape-shifting scripts for four of Werner Herzog's early films: Stroszek; Nosferatu, Phantom of the Night; Where the Green Ants Dream; and Cobra Verde. We can observe Herzog's working vision as each of these scenarios unfolds in a form often dramatically different from the film's final version-as, in his own words, Herzog works himself up into this kind of frenzy of high-caliber language and concepts and beauty. With Scenarios I and II, this volume completes the picture of Herzog's earliest work, affording a view of the filmmaker mastering his craft, well on his way to becoming one of the most original, and most celebrated, artists in his field.

The Film Mechanics Screenwriting Workbook...

The Film Mechanics Screenwriting Workbook...

Author: Deri Tyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2019

Early Screenwriting Teachers 1910-1922 Origins, Contribution and Legacy

Early Screenwriting Teachers 1910-1922 Origins, Contribution and Legacy

Author: Dr Stephen C Curran Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

Screenwriting is Filmmaking The Theory and Practice of Writing for the Screen

Screenwriting is Filmmaking The Theory and Practice of Writing for the Screen

Author: Brian Dunnigan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2019

To write for the unique medium of the screen, you need to be as engaged with the theory and practice of film as you are with words. Screenwriting is Filmmaking provides a wealth of insights for new and experienced writers alike on the historical, theoretical and practical essentials of screenwriting. With clear analyses drawn from a wide range of classical and contemporary films, alongside case studies and practical exercises, this book encourages the development of craft skills and a personal voice through the writing of short and feature screenplays. You will learn how to develop your screenplay from idea to final draft; apply the techniques of narrative, structure and visual language; build rounded and convincing characters; craft compelling scenes through dialogue and sub-text and maintain a meaningful and lasting creative practice. Brian Dunnigan draws on over thirty years' experience of writing, teaching and making films, to provide a practical guide on how to become an effective screenwriter as well as giving a fascinating insight into visual storytelling and the place of the screenplay in the collaborative process of filmmaking.

Roberta

Roberta

Author: Paul Riedel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

Writing About Screen Media

Writing About Screen Media

Author: Lisa (Hobart and William Smith Colleges, USA) Patti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2019

Writing About Screen Media presents strategies for writing about a broad range of media objects - including film, television, social media, advertising, video games, mobile media, music videos, and digital media - in an equally broad range of formats. The book's case studies showcase media studies' geographical and industrial breadth, with essays covering topics as varied as: Brazilian telenovelas, K-pop music videos, Bombay cinema credit sequences, global streaming services, film festivals, archives, and more. With the expertise of over forty esteemed media scholars, the collection combines personal reflections about writing with practical advice. Writing About Screen Media reflects the diversity of screen media criticism and encourages both beginning and established writers to experiment with content and form. Through its unprecedented scope, this volume will engage not only those who may be writing about film and other screen media for the first time but also accomplished writers who are interested in exploring new screen media objects, new approaches to writing about media, and new formats for critical expression.

Writing About Screen Media

Writing About Screen Media

Author: Lisa (Hobart and William Smith Colleges, USA) Patti Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2019

Writing About Screen Media presents strategies for writing about a broad range of media objects - including film, television, social media, advertising, video games, mobile media, music videos, and digital media - in an equally broad range of formats. The book's case studies showcase media studies' geographical and industrial breadth, with essays covering topics as varied as: Brazilian telenovelas, K-pop music videos, Bombay cinema credit sequences, global streaming services, film festivals, archives, and more. With the expertise of over forty esteemed media scholars, the collection combines personal reflections about writing with practical advice. Writing About Screen Media reflects the diversity of screen media criticism and encourages both beginning and established writers to experiment with content and form. Through its unprecedented scope, this volume will engage not only those who may be writing about film and other screen media for the first time but also accomplished writers who are interested in exploring new screen media objects, new approaches to writing about media, and new formats for critical expression.

Write to Thrill Tips and Techniques for Writing Thrillers

Write to Thrill Tips and Techniques for Writing Thrillers

Author: Kelly Marshall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2019

Thrillers are a very specific and popular movie genre with mechanisms, story devices, and history that screenwriters must be well versed in before trying to pen such a script. This book breaks down these considerations with copious examples from well-known thrillers and how you can use these examples to inform your own screenwriting. Laced with practical exercises that will help you think in pragmatic terms about what you can do as a writer to better service this genre, this book is a must-have for any new screenwriter thinking about writing a thriller. Author Kelly Marshall breaks down both modern and classic thrillers, providing you with insight as to how the masters did it and how you can apply these lessons to your own screenplay. Topics covered include: Creating strong antagonists and protagonists Audience expectations within the genre Obstacles and conflict Structure and themes Reversals, McGuffins, fight or flight scenarios, and much more