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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

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...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...

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

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...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...

Droning and Audiovisual Stun Mode

Steen Ledet Christiansen

Steen Ledet Christiansen is Associate Professor of English at Aalborg University, Denmark. His research focuses on popular visual culture, particularly film and the burgeoning field of post-cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Drone Age Cinema : Action Film and Sensory Assault

I.B.Tauris, 2017

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...As I have argued, contemporary action cinema has become a full frontal sensory assault. The immensity of audiovisual spectacles is geared to produce overwhelming sensations, to suffuse and even dominate our perception. I have outlined...

Neo-baroque form: Excess and disambiguation

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

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...The blockbuster auteur: On the cinema of Steven Spielberg What role can a single director play in changing the course of Hollywood film history?Buckland, Directed by Steven Spielberg, 13. In this chapter, I continue my examination...

The Basic Concepts of Dramatic Screenwriting

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

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...THERE ARE MANY COMPREHENSIVE BOOKS on the fundamentals of writing a screenplay.Among the many books on screenwriting is one of my own: A Guide to Screenwriting Success: Writing for Film & Television (Rowman-Littlefield Publishers, Inc...

Corporeal Projections and Drone Bodies

Steen Ledet Christiansen

Steen Ledet Christiansen is Associate Professor of English at Aalborg University, Denmark. His research focuses on popular visual culture, particularly film and the burgeoning field of post-cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Drone Age Cinema : Action Film and Sensory Assault

I.B.Tauris, 2017

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...With action cinema’s emphasis on physical empowerment and ability, power becomes a central concern. I have already shown several ways in which post-cinematic bodies express power and render forces across and with our bodies. These lines...

New cinematic imaginaries

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

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...Teleological and transcendental narratives in image media: The Dark Knight Rises, IMAX film, and HFR cinema Every new development added to the cinema must, paradoxically, take it nearer and nearer to its origins. In short, cinema has...

Noise Control

Clifford Thurlow

Clifford Thurlow is a writer and independent filmmaker. He co-produced Salvador Dali: A Biography and co-produced and presented The Dali Triangle for Yellowbay Films. The winner of a screenwriting award from EMDA, the European Media Development Award, his screenplay Zeitgeist is in development with Hub Media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Max Thurlow

Max Thurlow is a journalist who has written for a number of publications including the Daily Mail and the Independent. He has shot, edited and screened a number of travel and short films. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Short Films : The complete guide from script to screen

Bloomsbury, 2013

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... Noise Control Noise Control is an 8-minute film written by Terence Doyle, directed by Alexis Bicât, and produced by Danielle Anneman and Terence Doyle. The full script appears at the end of this chapter. Movies are magic. But to make...

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Midpoint Reversal

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

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...This shattering 1975 winner of five Academy Awards is powered primarily by the tool of dramatic tension—the desire of one character, R. P. McMurphy, to beat the system to avoid labor at the work farm. McMurphy runs into some substantial...

Introduction

Edward Buscombe

Edward Buscombe is the editor of The BFI Companion to Western and has written on Stagecoach, The Searchers and The Unforgiven in the BFI Film Classics series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Westerns : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2006

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...For many decades the Western occupied a central position within the American film industry. From around 1910 until the beginning of the 1960s, films in the Western genre made up at least a fifth of all titles released. No other genre has...