Film Genre For The Screenwriter

Author: Jule Selbo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317695674
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Film Genre For The Screenwriter from the Author: Jule Selbo. Film Genre for the Screenwriter is a practical study of how classic film genre components can be used in the construction of a screenplay. Based on Jule Selbo’s popular course, this accessible guide includes an examination of the historical origins of specific film genres, how and why these genres are received and appreciated by film-going audiences, and how the student and professional screenwriter alike can use the knowledge of film genre components in the ideation and execution of a screenplay. Explaining the defining elements, characteristics and tropes of genres from romantic comedy to slasher horror, and using examples from classic films like Casablanca alongside recent blockbuster franchises like Harry Potter, Selbo offers a compelling and readable analysis of film genre in its written form. The book also offers case studies, talking points and exercises to make its content approachable and applicable to readers and writers across the creative field.

The Constructive Use Of Film Genre For Screenwriters

Author: Jule Britt Selbo
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The Constructive Use Of Film Genre For Screenwriters from the Author: Jule Britt Selbo. This practice-led PhD project consists of two sections: the first examines a breakdown of the components of film genre to be used as practical guideposts for my own creative practice as a screenwriter and (hopefully in the future) for other screenwriters; the second section contains my practical application - first acts of three screenplays that are constructed utilizing my research and subsequent assessments. Using a theoretic construct presented in the area of philosophy in the 1990s by cognitive theorist Gilles Fauconnier called 'mental space', a concept exploring a person's natural inclination to construct a comprehensible idealized cognitive model (ICM) of any given situation in order to understand his or her role in it (Fauconnier 1994:8), I examine how Fauconnier's concept can be applied to building a film narrative and specifically how it can be applied to a screenwriter's understanding and breaking down of the components of film genre. I also employ the work of scholars focused on the audience's reception, especially the reception of film genre. In the practical section of my practice-led PhD, the writing of the first acts of three screenplays that share location, similar core cast of characters and plot points but are constructed in three distinctly different film genres (western, horror, romantic comedy), I endeavor to apply elements I have termed the 'mental space of film genre' in order to determine the adjustments and changes necessary to move narrative from one genre to another in order to fulfill various genre perimeters and genre expectations. This work is meant to increase a screenwriter's technical skills in the craft of screenwriting.


Author: Jule Selbo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317386965
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Screenplay from the Author: Jule Selbo. Screenplay: Building Story Through Character is designed to help screenwriters turn simple or intricate ideas into exciting, multidimensional film narratives with fully-realized characters. Based on Jule Selbo’s unique 11-step structure for building story through characters, the book teaches budding screenwriters the skills to focus and shape their ideas, turning them into stories filled with character development, strong plot elements based on obstacles and conflicts, and multifaceted emotional arcs. Using examples and analysis from classic and contemporary films across a range of genres, from The Godfather to Guardians of the Galaxy, Selbo’s Screenplay takes students inside the scriptwriting process, providing a broad overview for both beginners and seasoned writers alike. The book is rounded out with discussion questions, writing exercises, a guide to the business of screenwriting, in-depth film breakdowns, and a glossary of screenwriting terms.

The Naval War Film

Author: Jonathan Rayner
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 1847796257
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The Naval War Film from the Author: Jonathan Rayner. This book undertakes a unique, coherent and comprehensive consideration of the depiction of naval warfare in the cinema. The films under discussion encompass all areas of naval operations in war, and highlight varying institutional and aesthetic responses to navies and the sea in popular culture. The examination of these films centres on their similarities to and differences from the conventions of the war genre and seeks to determine whether the distinctive characteristics of naval film narratives justify their categorisation as a separate genre or sub-genre in popular cinema. The explicit factual bases and drama-documentary style of many key naval films, such as In Which We Serve, They Were Expendable and Das Boot, also requires the consideration of these films as texts for popular historical transmission. Their frequent reinforcement of establishment views of the past, which derives from their conservative ideological position towards national and naval culture, makes these films key texts for the consideration of national cinemas as purveyors of contemporary history as popularly conceived by filmmakers and received by audiences.

Genre Screenwriting

Author: Stephen V. Duncan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 150130593X
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Genre Screenwriting from the Author: Stephen V. Duncan. It's simple: films need to have commercial value for the studios to produce them, distributors to sell them, and theater chains to screen them. While talent definitely plays a part in the writing process, it can be the well-executed formulaic approaches to the popular genres that will first get you noticed in the industry. Genre Screenwriting: How to Write Popular Screenplays That Sell does not attempt to probe in the deepest psyche of screenwriters and directors of famous or seminal films, nor does it attempt to analyze the deep theoretic machinations of films. Duncan's simple goal is to give the reader, the screenwriter, a practical guide to writing each popular film genre. Employing methods as diverse as using fairy tales to illustrate the 'how to' process for each popular genre, and discussing these popular genres in modern television and its relation to its big screen counterpart, Duncan provides a one-stop shop for novices and professionals alike.

Screenwriting Secrets In Genre Film

Author: Sally J. Walker
Publisher: The Fiction Works
ISBN: 1581249535
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Screenwriting Secrets In Genre Film from the Author: Sally J. Walker. Are they absolutely necessary? No, but you will short-change your education by not analyzing them with Sally?s explanations. Exercises and assignments will allow the driven writer to step-by-step complete his or her own screenplay if committed to the assignments. By the conclusion of the book, readers will also understand the how?s and why?s of pulling elements from other genres to enrich a story for cross-genre appeal. What the Reviewers say ... ?Sally Walker?s Screenwriting Secrets in Genre Film is a comprehensive, valuable resource that can benefit writers of many different levels. There are useful tips, strategies, examples, and recommendations throughout.? ?Stephanie Palmer, former MGM executive and CEO of Good in a Room ?I wish that I had material like this for those hungry young minds who moved beyond screenwriting fundamentals in my previous years at UCLA.

The Screenplay Business

Author: Peter Bloore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415613329
Size: 68.89 MB
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The Screenplay Business from the Author: Peter Bloore. The development of a film screenplay is a complex and collaborative process, beginning with an initial story and continuing through drafting and financing to the start of the shoot. And yet the best ways of understanding and managing this process have never been properly studied. The Screenplay Business is the first book to do exactly that, addressing such questions as: How do film scripts get written, and what are the tensions between creativity and business? How can the team of the writer, producer, director and development executive work together most effectively? The Screenplay Business presents a theoretical and practical framework for understanding the business of independent script development, and encompasses ideas about creativity, motivation, managing creative people, value chains, and MBA leadership theories. This book will help producers and writers to nurture their stories through the long development process to the screen. It explains the international film business, and contains new research and extensive interviews with leading industry figures, including practical advice on how to run script meetings and handle notes; how to build a sustainable business; and how to understand what really happens when a script is written. The Screenplay Business is a new key text for academics and students researching film and media, and indispensable reading for anyone working in film screenplay development today.

Author: Стівен Кінг
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171200204
Size: 61.38 MB
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from the Author: Стівен Кінг. Шоушенк — в’язниця, з якої ще нікому не вдавалося втекти. Енді Дюфрейн потрапив сюди за вбивство, якого не вчиняв. Невинна людина засуджена на довічне ув’язнення… У тюремному пеклі так легко збожеволіти! Але Енді виявився міцним горішком… Ще ніхто не втікав із Шоушенку? Отже, він буде першим! Пронизлива історія про силу людського духу і про те, що ніколи не можна здаватися — навіть коли здається, що виходу немає… До видання також увійшли повісті «Здібний учень», «Тіло» та «Метод дихання».

The Way Of The Screenwriter

Author: Amnon Buchbinder
Publisher: House of Anansi
ISBN: 0887847374
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The Way Of The Screenwriter from the Author: Amnon Buchbinder. Such is the Way of the screenwriter; and here is a guide to accompany you along the path that all masterful screenwriters have discovered intuitively. This is much more than a "how-to" manual; it illuminates the why behind the how, treating screenwriting as the convergence of storytelling, writing and filmmaking. In this demanding field, competence is not enough. Using principles inspired by the philosophy of Laozi (Lao Tzu), Amnon Buchbinder draws on his knowledge as a teacher and his experience as a director, screenwriter and script doctor to point a way towards mastery.