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Comedy-Centered & Romantic Comedy Genres

Stephen V. Duncan

Stephen Duncan is an Associate Professor, and currently Chair of the Screenwriting Department, at Loyola Marymount University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre Screenwriting : How to Write Popular Screenplays That Sell

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Make ’Em Laugh EXT. CHICAGO MEAT SLAUGHTER DISTRICT - DAY The rent-a-wreck truck leaves behind the CATTLE WREAKING A TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION . . . INT. RENT-A-WRECK TRUCK - MOVING - DAY Andrew (30, African American, handsome), Whitney...

‘Adventure Dramas of the Future’: Creating Genre

Keith M Johnston

Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Science Fiction Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...Hollywood has no interest … in explicitly identifying a film with a single genre. On the contrary, the industry’s publicity purposes are much better served by implying that a film offers ‘Everything the Screen can give you’ …The indication...

North by Northwest: 1,700 Miles in Nine Sequences

Paul Joseph Gulino

Paul Gulino is Associate Professor of Screenwriting at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screenwriting : The Sequence Approach

Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

Book chapter

...All writers should be aware of the profound distinction between a story (narrative) and the telling of a story (narration). A single story can be told any number of different ways, primarily by manipulating what the audience knows and when...

New American cinemas: 1967–79

Bruce Isaacs

Bruce Isaacs is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on film history and theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Orientation of Future Cinema : Technology, Aesthetics, Spectacle

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Image, narrative and spectacle in mass entertainment There are moments in cinematic history that galvanize the spectator with a virtuosity of spectacle. Spectacle, in my reading, connotes excess, to borrow a term usefully employed...

Writing the Action-Adventure Genre

Stephen V. Duncan

Stephen Duncan is an Associate Professor, and currently Chair of the Screenwriting Department, at Loyola Marymount University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre Screenwriting : How to Write Popular Screenplays That Sell

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Lights! Camera! Action! INT. CYPRESS’ AIRBOAT - FLORIDA EVERGLADES - DAY Roger Chase and Eric True look back as– Cordero aims the MP5 Submachine Gun– It spews lead! They hit the deck as bullets whiz overhead, punching holes...

Being John Malkovich: The Disappearing Lead Actor

Paul Joseph Gulino

Paul Gulino is Associate Professor of Screenwriting at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screenwriting : The Sequence Approach

Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

Book chapter

...Upon initial viewing, this 1999 independent film seems a complete break from traditional storytelling, described by critics variously as “weird to the max,” “different from anything that came before it,” and “wonderful and inspired...

Spectacle affect

Bruce Isaacs

Bruce Isaacs is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on film history and theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Orientation of Future Cinema : Technology, Aesthetics, Spectacle

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Image, narrative and affect: Theoretical paradigms I have suggested that spectacle is a function of a particular narrative stylistics, and a particular image modality founded on an orientation toward excess. Narrative orientation tends...

Theoretical trajectories in the age of late cinema: Time and space

Bruce Isaacs

Bruce Isaacs is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on film history and theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Orientation of Future Cinema : Technology, Aesthetics, Spectacle

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...The unfortunate burden of time For a filmmaker, you could say that time is of the essence and is everywhere inscribed into film in a complex and metaphorical manner … Basically, a filmmaker constructs a ‘sense of time’ and a ‘sense...

Air Force One: Eight Sequences Eight Miles Up

Paul Joseph Gulino

Paul Gulino is Associate Professor of Screenwriting at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screenwriting : The Sequence Approach

Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

Book chapter

...In this 1997 film, screenwriter Andrew Marlowe and director Wolfgang Petersen teamed to create a polished and sophisticated thriller that demonstrates effective use of the four main tools, with dramatic and ironic tension building across...

Toy Story: Firing on All Eight

Paul Joseph Gulino

Paul Gulino is Associate Professor of Screenwriting at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screenwriting : The Sequence Approach

Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

Book chapter

...Arriving in theaters in late 1995, Toy Story was acclaimed as a breakthrough for its use of computer-generated animation, and proved to be a major commercial success. But its success was not due solely to the technology behind...