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The Nuts and Bolts of Screenplay Format

Darsie Bowden

Darsie Bowden is an associate professor of English, specializing in Composition and Rhetoric, at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing for Film : The Basics of Screen writing

Routledge, 2006

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... of Screenplay Format One of the most important aspects to screenw riting is professional presenta- tion. It is the first thing that experienced readers notice, and it can mark the writer as a professional or a novice. When writers come...

The Film Drama

Darsie Bowden

Darsie Bowden is an associate professor of English, specializing in Composition and Rhetoric, at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing for Film : The Basics of Screen writing

Routledge, 2006

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... I would see these stories in my own life and in the street as I walked around. These little worlds, very natural, yet very compelling. So when I sat down to write a play, I would think, "What is in this world?," and I would let...

Character

Darsie Bowden

Darsie Bowden is an associate professor of English, specializing in Composition and Rhetoric, at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing for Film : The Basics of Screen writing

Routledge, 2006

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... Once I have thought out the action of the story and have a handle on the charac- ters, I'll go out in the backyard in the morning, and just sit there and try to open myself up and let the characters come to me; let them talk to me. So...

Crafting Your Screenplay

Darsie Bowden

Darsie Bowden is an associate professor of English, specializing in Composition and Rhetoric, at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing for Film : The Basics of Screen writing

Routledge, 2006

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... (Brilliance With Just a Little Extra Effort) The best advice on writing I ever got was from novelist Muriel Spark, who said, "Write as if you were writing to a friend. Do not to try to impress an imaginary audience who isn't like you...

Producing Drama

Charlotte Worthington

Charlotte Worthington is Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Film at Puttnam School of Film and Animation-LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Basics Film-Making 01: Producing

AVA Publishing SA, 2009

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... Job:01071 Title:BFM-Producing 1ST Proof Page:96 PRODUCING DRAMA We’ve looked at the starting points for producing documentary, now we’ll move on to explore the issues involved in drama production. As in the previous...

Personal Worth and Public Attention

Mandy Merck

Mandy Merck is Professor of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. She has edited the film and television journal Screen and the Channel 4 television series Out on Tuesday. Her books include Perversions: Deviant Readings, In Your Face: Nine Sexual Studies, The Art of Tracey Emin (co-edited with Chris Townsend) and a new collection of critical studies, America First: Naming the Nation in US Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema's Melodramatic Celebrity : Film, Fame, and Personal Worth

British Film Institute, 2020

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...All the Wrong People When a television personality who had never run for office was elevated to the White House in 2016, his election was greeted with the familiar litany of celebrity condemnation. Invoking the key terms of this discourse,...

Working with Genre II: The Melodrama and the Thriller

Ken Dancyger

Ken Dancyger is the author of numerous books on screenwriting, editing, and production. He conducts screenwriting forums and workshops in North America, Europe, and Asia. A past chair of Undergraduate studies in the Department of Film and Television at NYU, he is currently Professor of Film and Television at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jeff Rush

Jeff Rush is an associate professor at Temple University's Department of Film & Media Arts. He has served as director of the MFA program and as Department Chair in Film & Media Arts. He received an MFA in Screenwriting and Directing from the American Film Institute and an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop. In addition to teaching, Jeff has worked as a freelance screenwriter and has published numerous articles and books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alternative Scriptwriting : Beyond the Hollywood Formula

Focal Press, 2013

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... W orking with Genre II: The Melodrama and the Thriller The melodrama and the thriller represent two extremes of genre. Although both are genres whose tone is realistic, they are opposites in terms of their structure. Simply put...

Adaptations

Darsie Bowden

Darsie Bowden is an associate professor of English, specializing in Composition and Rhetoric, at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing for Film : The Basics of Screen writing

Routledge, 2006

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... The big job on the screenplay of The Last Picture Show was to take everything good out of the book, drop what we had to because of length, keep it as rich as possible, and find the right order of events to tell it. -Peter Bogdanovich...

Selling the Screenplay

Darsie Bowden

Darsie Bowden is an associate professor of English, specializing in Composition and Rhetoric, at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing for Film : The Basics of Screen writing

Routledge, 2006

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... For good or ill, there is no one way for an idea to make it to the screen. An ap- proach to success that works for one writer will not work for the next. If it did, there would be no reason to take courses and workshops, to download...

The Rhetoric of the Screenplay

Darsie Bowden

Darsie Bowden is an associate professor of English, specializing in Composition and Rhetoric, at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing for Film : The Basics of Screen writing

Routledge, 2006

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... A book is easier to write than a film, because you can get away with murder. You can write around all kinds of situations and characters, whereas in a film you have to be much more concise. Every line has to work very hard. Witing...