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Adapting Jim Day’s “Karelia”

Eric R. Williams

Eric R. Williams has written professionally for American Movie Classics, Workshop Productions, Universal Studios, Grateful Films, and Fox Interactive. His screenplays have been workshopped at the Film Independent Producers Lab in Los Angeles, and have won three prestigious awards: Best New Work from the Writers Guild of America, Award for Individual Excellence in Screenwriting from the Ohio Arts Council, and an Emmy Award for Interactive Media. Eric is the author of the Routledge Focus book The Screenwriters Taxonomy. He is also an award-winning educator and the inaugural director of the MFA in Communication Media Arts program at Ohio University where he teaches screenwriting and virtual reality production. Eric earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, and his MFA from Columbia University in New York City. You can learn more by visiting his website: www.WilliamsOnStory.com. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screen Adaptation: Beyond the Basics : Techniques for Adapting Books, Comics, and Real-Life Stories into Screenplays

Focal Press, 2018

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... Adapting Jim Day’s “Karelia” In 2009, I was awarded the Ohio Arts Council Award of Individual Excellence in Screenwriting for a series of adapted screenplays. My production company, Blue Arm Productions, held a national creative writing...

Conclusion

Sue Thornham

Sue Thornham is Professor of Media and Film at the University of Sussex, UK. She is the author of numerous books including Women, Feminism and Media (2007), What if I Had Been the Hero (BFI Publishing 2012); the co-author, with Tony Purvis, of Television Drama: Theories and Identities (2005); the editor of Feminist Film Theory: A Reader (1999), and the co-editor, with Caroline Bassett and Paul Marris, of Media Studies: A Reader (3rd edition 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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What If I Had Been the Hero? : Investigating Women’s Cinema

British Film Institute, 2012

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...I am indebted for the title of this Conclusion, and indeed for the conclusion itself, to the anonymous reviewer who insisted that this book needed more than the postscript I had given it. She – or perhaps he – also perceptively pointed...

Connecting Text

Doing Text : Media After the Subject

Auteur, 2016

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...Agency Students in my secondary English classes no longer write in books.They exist and work in an open online community. We shifted our work online in pursuit of a set of key goals. As an English department it was our desire to increase...

Plot

Alexis Krasilovsky

Alexis Krasilovsky is professor of screenwriting and Media theory and Criticism at California State University, Northridge, teaching courses in Screenplay Adaptation and Film as Literature. Krasilovsky is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and is writer/director of the award-winning global documentaries Women Behind the Camera (2007) and Let Them Eat Cake (2014). She is also author of Women Behind the Camera: Conversations with Camerawomen (1997), and co-author of Shooting Women: Behind the Camera, Around the World (2015). Krasilovsky’s narrative film, Blood (1976), was reviewed in the Los Angeles Times as “in its stream-of-consciousness way, more powerful than Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Great Adaptations : Screenwriting and Global Storytelling

Routledge, 2018

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... plot When teaching screenwriting, instructors love using Die Hard (Usa, 1988) as the great example of how to write plot. Gotham Writers’ Workshop’s alexander steele introduces Die Hard as a “classic action/adventure and a prime example...

Codifying Story Elements

Kelly McErlean

Kelly McErlean has developed graduate and postgraduate programs in film and new media for local and international delivery and successfully delivered eLearning and onsite contracts for international broadcast organisations on behalf of the European Broadcasting Union. Kelly lectures on new media, film and entrepreneurship at the Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland. He has won several awards including a Golden Spider Award and a Digital Media Award for his film, new media, and photographic works. Kelly holds a PhD in visual culture from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Interactive Narratives and Transmedia Storytelling : Creating Immersive Stories Across New Media Platforms

Routledge, 2018

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... Codifying Story Elements The codification of audiovisual content allows an author/director to signify meaning within the narrative through the quantification and classification of story elements. The narrative can be structured...

Characters and Character relationships

Alexis Krasilovsky

Alexis Krasilovsky is professor of screenwriting and Media theory and Criticism at California State University, Northridge, teaching courses in Screenplay Adaptation and Film as Literature. Krasilovsky is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and is writer/director of the award-winning global documentaries Women Behind the Camera (2007) and Let Them Eat Cake (2014). She is also author of Women Behind the Camera: Conversations with Camerawomen (1997), and co-author of Shooting Women: Behind the Camera, Around the World (2015). Krasilovsky’s narrative film, Blood (1976), was reviewed in the Los Angeles Times as “in its stream-of-consciousness way, more powerful than Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Great Adaptations : Screenwriting and Global Storytelling

Routledge, 2018

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... Characters and Character relationships Ligiah Villalobos, writer/producer of the independent feature La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon, Mexico/Usa, 2007) – which was shot for $1.9 million and went on to make over $23 million worldwide...

Setting

Alexis Krasilovsky

Alexis Krasilovsky is professor of screenwriting and Media theory and Criticism at California State University, Northridge, teaching courses in Screenplay Adaptation and Film as Literature. Krasilovsky is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and is writer/director of the award-winning global documentaries Women Behind the Camera (2007) and Let Them Eat Cake (2014). She is also author of Women Behind the Camera: Conversations with Camerawomen (1997), and co-author of Shooting Women: Behind the Camera, Around the World (2015). Krasilovsky’s narrative film, Blood (1976), was reviewed in the Los Angeles Times as “in its stream-of-consciousness way, more powerful than Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Great Adaptations : Screenwriting and Global Storytelling

Routledge, 2018

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... setting one of the main decisions a screenwriter must face in adapting a work is whether to be true to the setting. sometimes the setting is intrinsic to the theme or characters being portrayed; in other cases, the theme or characters...

Adapting Jo Weiss’ “The Pool”

Eric R. Williams

Eric R. Williams has written professionally for American Movie Classics, Workshop Productions, Universal Studios, Grateful Films, and Fox Interactive. His screenplays have been workshopped at the Film Independent Producers Lab in Los Angeles, and have won three prestigious awards: Best New Work from the Writers Guild of America, Award for Individual Excellence in Screenwriting from the Ohio Arts Council, and an Emmy Award for Interactive Media. Eric is the author of the Routledge Focus book The Screenwriters Taxonomy. He is also an award-winning educator and the inaugural director of the MFA in Communication Media Arts program at Ohio University where he teaches screenwriting and virtual reality production. Eric earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, and his MFA from Columbia University in New York City. You can learn more by visiting his website: www.WilliamsOnStory.com. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screen Adaptation: Beyond the Basics : Techniques for Adapting Books, Comics, and Real-Life Stories into Screenplays

Focal Press, 2018

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... Adapting Jo Weiss’ “The Pool” Genre will give you—the screenwriter—a foundation upon which to tell a story to your audience. The motivation and emotion of your characters will pull that audience into your story, and the structure...

The Ethics and Aesthetics of Adaptation

Alexis Krasilovsky

Alexis Krasilovsky is professor of screenwriting and Media theory and Criticism at California State University, Northridge, teaching courses in Screenplay Adaptation and Film as Literature. Krasilovsky is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and is writer/director of the award-winning global documentaries Women Behind the Camera (2007) and Let Them Eat Cake (2014). She is also author of Women Behind the Camera: Conversations with Camerawomen (1997), and co-author of Shooting Women: Behind the Camera, Around the World (2015). Krasilovsky’s narrative film, Blood (1976), was reviewed in the Los Angeles Times as “in its stream-of-consciousness way, more powerful than Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Great Adaptations : Screenwriting and Global Storytelling

Routledge, 2018

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... the ethics and aesthetics of adaptation ethical questions often arrive when embarking on an adaptation. Why are you the one who can best retell this story? What are your motives? Will the work do justice to the original author...

Righting English, or Does Spelling Matter?

Colin MacCabe

Colin Maccabe is Distinguished Professor of English and Film at the University of Pittsburgh and Associate Director of the London Consortium. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Eloquence of the Vulgar : Language, Cinema and the Politics of Culture

British Film Institute, 1998

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...One of the great pleasures of moving to Strathclyde from Cambridge was to move from a campus to a city university. True, Cambridge is located in a city but the university in my day had no contact of any kind with either the local schools...