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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...

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...
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...Will’s car. King’s Cross. Day Will and Liv drive. There is an awkward silence between them. The atmosphere is charged. Will voice-over When do you stop looking at each other...
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...Caption on black screen: LYTTON AND CARRINGTON 1915 LEWES STATION. DAY The hiss and clatter of a steam train. A small, dirty engine pulls its train into the deserted station, shabby from wartime neglect. One door opens and a man steps...

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...

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

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...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...

Elizabethtown (2005)

Directed by

Cameron Crowe

Written by

Cameron Crowe

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...Mercury Shoe Corporate Helicopter – Day Drew Baylor is twenty-seven. He sits rigidly upright, a man facing his destiny, even though he’s seated backwards. He’s the only passenger in this company helicopter whistling over...

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...

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...

Computers in the Workplace: IBM and the ‘Electronic Brain’ of Desk Set (1957)

Andrew Utterson

Andrew Utterson is Senior Lecturer in Film and Digital Media at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. He is the editor of Technology and Culture (2005) and co-editor of Film Theory (2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From IBM to MGM : Cinema at the Dawn of the Digital Age

British Film Institute, 2011

Book chapter

...In parallel with experiments in how to utilise the digital computer as a tool for the production of moving images, cinema played an important role in determining the evolving status and symbolic signification of this nascent technology...