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The Horror-Fantasy 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

...The Fear Factor FADE IN: INT. CHAMBER #1 - NIGHT The handsome face of a teen boy, 18, sleeping. A sweet smile plays over DAVID’S lips, then– He sits up and SCREAMS at the top of his lungs! He’s on a cot, the walls unpainted cement...

The Science-Fiction-Fantasy 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

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...The Illusion of Reality FADE IN: An endless star field . . . tranquil . . . then– WHOOSH! A fleeting glimpse of something huge screams past– Rocketing directly for a distant cerulean and green sphere regally revolving in the distance– It’s...

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

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...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...

Writing the Thriller 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

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...A Spine-Tingling Nail-Biter FADE IN: INT. CLOSET - BEDROOM - ANGELA’S GOTHIC HOUSE - NIGHT ANGELA BROWN (22), pretty, washed with innocence in a silky Victoria’s Secret nightie, listens hard to the faint SQUEEGEE OF FOOTSTEPS echoing from...

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...

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.,...

Marketing Your Finished Popular Genre Screenplay

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

...The Screenplay Is a Product The last thing a screenwriter wants to think about is selling his or her screenplay. “I’m an artist, why do I need to get involved in the business shenanigans?” you might ask. The answer is simple: a screenplay...
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...Fabers’ Flat. Hall. Day. The door at the far end of the hall opens and Barbara comes out. She closes the door quietly behind her and hurries along the hall and into the drawing room. She is dressed and looks strained and tired, as though...

Manifesting a Mutant Past in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Violating Time : History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...I put down the cup and examine my own mind. It alone can discover the truth. But how? What an abyss of uncertainty, whenever the mind feels overtaken by itself; when it, the seeker, is at the same time the dark region through which it must...

Hope

Tarja Laine

Tarja Laine is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She is the author of Shame and Desire: Emotion, Intersubjectivity, Cinema (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Feeling Cinema : Emotional Dynamics in Film Studies

Continuum, 2011

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...Suspense is an affective state that ranges from a sense of mounting terror, at one extreme, to feelings, at the other, that are much more tranquil: inquisitiveness about a problem that has been posed, idle but engaged curiosity about an odd...