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Conclusion

Dennis J. Packard

Dennis J. Packard is a professor at Brigham Young University. He holds a PhD in Philosophy (Stanford) and in Theater and Film (BYU). Packard has produced two films (Firecreek, Hottieboombalottie), and is currently involved with two in pre-production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Novelist : Writing a Screenplay and Short Novel in 15 Weeks

Continuum, 2011

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... hairy journey. In my introduction to the student writing group, I both lamented and welcomed the challenge that lay before me with the pithy statement, “When the way is hard, the end is beautiful.” (By the way, Dr. Packard, I’m still going...

Subtext

Dennis J. Packard

Dennis J. Packard is a professor at Brigham Young University. He holds a PhD in Philosophy (Stanford) and in Theater and Film (BYU). Packard has produced two films (Firecreek, Hottieboombalottie), and is currently involved with two in pre-production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Novelist : Writing a Screenplay and Short Novel in 15 Weeks

Continuum, 2011

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...In the last two chapters, you learned what film novels are—short novels of scene description interspersed in dialogue, interior monologue, or narration. In this chapter, you will learn what makes a good, well-written film novel: generosity....

Scenario

Dennis J. Packard

Dennis J. Packard is a professor at Brigham Young University. He holds a PhD in Philosophy (Stanford) and in Theater and Film (BYU). Packard has produced two films (Firecreek, Hottieboombalottie), and is currently involved with two in pre-production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Novelist : Writing a Screenplay and Short Novel in 15 Weeks

Continuum, 2011

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...Now it is time to expand your summary from a five- or six-page synopsis to a fifteen- to twenty-page scenario. In this chapter, which will take you two weeks to work through, you will add other lines of action to your main one – opposing...

Sentences

Dennis J. Packard

Dennis J. Packard is a professor at Brigham Young University. He holds a PhD in Philosophy (Stanford) and in Theater and Film (BYU). Packard has produced two films (Firecreek, Hottieboombalottie), and is currently involved with two in pre-production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Novelist : Writing a Screenplay and Short Novel in 15 Weeks

Continuum, 2011

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...In this chapter you will read about the landmark novels that led up to the creation of film novels. You will learn how film novels and scripts have basically the same content, just a different format. You will learn how movie scripts...

Film

Dennis J. Packard

Dennis J. Packard is a professor at Brigham Young University. He holds a PhD in Philosophy (Stanford) and in Theater and Film (BYU). Packard has produced two films (Firecreek, Hottieboombalottie), and is currently involved with two in pre-production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Novelist : Writing a Screenplay and Short Novel in 15 Weeks

Continuum, 2011

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...In the last eight chapters, you focused on the phase of filmmaking called development—you developed a script and film novel. In this chapter, you will start into the production phase. You will learn how to carry out the two main...

Novel

Dennis J. Packard

Dennis J. Packard is a professor at Brigham Young University. He holds a PhD in Philosophy (Stanford) and in Theater and Film (BYU). Packard has produced two films (Firecreek, Hottieboombalottie), and is currently involved with two in pre-production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Novelist : Writing a Screenplay and Short Novel in 15 Weeks

Continuum, 2011

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...In the last chapter, you expanded your scenario into a script and polished your dialogue and voice-over. In this chapter, which will take you three weeks to cover, you will reformat your script as a novel and polish your scene description...

Introduction

Dennis J. Packard

Dennis J. Packard is a professor at Brigham Young University. He holds a PhD in Philosophy (Stanford) and in Theater and Film (BYU). Packard has produced two films (Firecreek, Hottieboombalottie), and is currently involved with two in pre-production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Novelist : Writing a Screenplay and Short Novel in 15 Weeks

Continuum, 2011

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...In 1930 Dashiell Hammett published The Maltese Falcon, the first film novel. The Maltese Falcon was filmed the very next year, again five years later, and then finally, through a series of fortuitous events, definitively in 1941 by John...

Pitch

Dennis J. Packard

Dennis J. Packard is a professor at Brigham Young University. He holds a PhD in Philosophy (Stanford) and in Theater and Film (BYU). Packard has produced two films (Firecreek, Hottieboombalottie), and is currently involved with two in pre-production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Novelist : Writing a Screenplay and Short Novel in 15 Weeks

Continuum, 2011

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...So far you have been warming up. Now you will actually begin writing your script and film novel. In this chapter, you will learn why it is good to summarize your story first and flesh it out second. And you will write several possible...

Script

Dennis J. Packard

Dennis J. Packard is a professor at Brigham Young University. He holds a PhD in Philosophy (Stanford) and in Theater and Film (BYU). Packard has produced two films (Firecreek, Hottieboombalottie), and is currently involved with two in pre-production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Novelist : Writing a Screenplay and Short Novel in 15 Weeks

Continuum, 2011

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...In this chapter, which will take you three weeks to complete, you will turn your scenario into a script in two steps. First, you will replace your scene summaries with scene description and summarized dialogue and voice-over. Then you...

Synopsis

Dennis J. Packard

Dennis J. Packard is a professor at Brigham Young University. He holds a PhD in Philosophy (Stanford) and in Theater and Film (BYU). Packard has produced two films (Firecreek, Hottieboombalottie), and is currently involved with two in pre-production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Novelist : Writing a Screenplay and Short Novel in 15 Weeks

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

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...Now that you have written a one-sentence pitch, it is time to expand your pitch into a five- or six-page summary called a synopsis. In this chapter, you will write a detailed synopsis for your script and film novel. Your synopsis...