Film Scripts

A very large number of projects, begun with high hopes and much enthusiasm, never reach the point of a workable script, one that is satisfactory to everyone who must be satisfied. A large percentage of properties never become films.

Author: George Garrett

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN: 0829022775

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 610

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Charade, The Apartment and The Misfits.

Writing Short Film Scripts

A Student Guide to Film-Making Paul Kooperman. Spectacle/Surprise. Drama is life with the boring bits taken out Spectacle and surprise are commonly overlooked elements of writing a screenplay or producing a film – even a short one.

Author: Paul Kooperman

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 9781921411083

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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An invaluable practical resources for teachers and students of media, film studies, screenwriting, drama and English.

How to Sell Your Screenplay

Reading a screenplay is usually a chore . ... 1. SCREENPLAY LENGTH A feature film script should be 90 to 120 pages in length . In the mind of a producer , one page of a script is equal to a minute of film , and no one wants more than ...

Author: Lydia Wilen

Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 0757000029

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 309

View: 605


This handbook lets readers in on the rules of winning the game. Written by two veteran screenwriters, this is a complete guide to getting a screenplay seen, read, and sold.

Guidebook to Film

An Eleven-in-one Reference Ronald Gottesman, Harry M. Geduld. Special Series 69 3. ... Grove Press Evergreen Black Cat Books Grossman Publishers Paperback Film Scripts B - 175 | am Curious ( Yellow ) , Vilgot Sjöman .

Author: Ronald Gottesman

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN: 0030852927

Category: Motion picture

Page: 230

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Hailed as the first new approach to screenwriting in a generation, this book offers a guide to the entire screenwriting process, from opening scene to finished script.

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0440576474

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 246

View: 821


Hailed as the first new approach to screenwriting in a generation, this book offers a guide to the entire screenwriting process, from opening scene to finished script.

Screening Shakespeare from Richard II to Henry V

As Garrett , Hardison , and Gelfman put it , “ unlike their American counterparts , it is not the custom of British production companies to preserve copies of eariler versions of scripts on file ” ( Film Scripts One , 17 ) .

Author: Ace G. Pilkington

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874134129

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

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This book applies the videocassette to the study of Shakespeare on television and film. The result is that the films become texts, and Shakespeare in performance can be examined with the scholarly care that has been reserved for printed books.

Faulkner at Fifty

The script of Dreadful Hollow is a fine example of Faulkner's skill as a professional screenwriter, a screenplay that fell ... were The Southerner (in the volume Best Film Plays—1945) and The Big Sleep (in the volume Film Scripts One).

Author: Marie Liénard-Yeterian

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443860000

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 953


2012 commemoration ceremonies included strange bedfellows, as the year marked the 50th anniversary of the deaths of both Marilyn Monroe and William Faulkner. The Faulkner commemoration events were an opportunity for scholars to honor not just the memory of the writer, but also the memory of dear departed members of the “Faulkner community” – a community of past readers and lovers of Faulkner’s oeuvre. Divided into three parts, this collection first focuses on ways of teaching Faulkner, and then endeavors to show how the Mississippi writer made use of his knowledge of other writers to give shape to his craft and later help others. The last section puts Faulkner into perspective by bringing together new ways of reading his works and new voices that echo his. The twenty-first century shows how Faulkner’s fiction can be dislodged from its traditional moorings, dislocated and placed in movement, and transformed and tutored into new meanings and significance. This volume is a tribute to the memory of Noel Polk, André Bleikasten and Michel Gresset, pioneers in charting the course of the Faulkner journey.

A Philosophy of the Screenplay

The purpose of the book is to clarify our concept of the screenplay in two central regards—in terms of what the ... And if the screenplay is one of the most prominent objects of screenwriting practice, one of our first questions ought ...

Author: Ted Nannicelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135085414

Category: Philosophy

Page: 270

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Recently, scholars in a variety of disciplines—including philosophy, film and media studies, and literary studies—have become interested in the aesthetics, definition, and ontology of the screenplay. To this end, this volume addresses the fundamental philosophical questions about the nature of the screenplay: What is a screenplay? Is the screenplay art—more specifically, literature? What kind of a thing is a screenplay? Nannicelli argues that the screenplay is a kind of artefact; as such, its boundaries are determined collectively by screenwriters, and its ontological nature is determined collectively by both writers and readers of screenplays. Any plausible philosophical account of the screenplay must be strictly constrained by our collective creative and appreciative practices, and must recognize that those practices indicate that at least some screenplays are artworks.

The Film Novelist

Writing a Screenplay and Short Novel in 15 Weeks Dennis J. Packard. on a small pewter plate. ... Two others were based on original film scripts, one on a play, and one on two short stories. By l933, a year after he'd shot his first ...

Author: Dennis J. Packard

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441103178

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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The book outlines a program for writing filmable novels.

Being There and the Evolution of a Screenplay

Film enthusiasts: Being There is one of the great American film scripts. Adapted by Kosinski and Jones from Kosinski's novel of the same name, the film has maintained a relevance to these times that far belies its 1970s ...

Author: Aaron Hunter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501348372

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 488

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Being There and the Evolution of a Screenplay provides an insightful look at the drafting of one of Hollywood history's greatest scripts. Being There (1979) is generally considered the final film in Hal Ashby's triumphant 1970s career, which included the likes of Harold and Maude (1971) and Shampoo (1975). The film also showcases Peter Sellers's last great performance. In 2005, the Writers Guild of America included Being There on its list of 101 Best Scripts. Being There and the Evolution of a Screenplay features three versions of the script: an early draft by Jerzy Kosinski, based on his 1970 novel; a second by long-time Ashby collaborator and Oscar-winner Robert C. Jones, which makes substantial changes to Kosinki's; and a final draft written by Jones with Ashby's assistance, which makes further structural and narrative changes. Additionally, the book features facsimile pages from one of Kosinski's copy of the scripts that include handwritten notes, providing readers with valuable insight into the redrafting process. For each version, Ashby scholar Aaron Hunter adds perceptive analysis of the script's development, the relationships of the writers who worked on it, and key studio and production details. This is both a presentation of the script of Being There, and a record of the process of crafting that script – a text that will be of interest to film fans and scholars as well as writers and teachers of screenwriting. Evolution of a Screenplay is the first book of its kind to so amply demonstrate the creative development of a Hollywood script.

Film Scripts One

(Applause Books). The Film Scripts Series is a new printing of some of the greatest screenplays ever written.

Author: George P. Garrett

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books

ISBN: 1480342033

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 544

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(Applause Books). The Film Scripts Series is a new printing of some of the greatest screenplays ever written. Each of the four volumes in the series edited by George P. Garrett, O. B. Hardison, Jr., and Jane R. Gelfman contains three classic shooting scripts written by some of the finest writers to ever work in Hollywood. Every volume also features a highly informative introduction, a glossary of technical terms, an extensive bibliography, and the credits for each film. These enduring screenplays will be of great interest to the general film buff, the aspiring screenwriter, and the professional filmmaker. Of particular value to the screenwriter and filmmaker is the fact that all scripts are printed in standard screenplay format. Film Scripts One features: Henry V (1946, United Artists, reissue 2007, Park Circus-UK): Script by Laurence Olivier and Reginald Beck; Directed and produced by Laurence Olivier; Academy Award for Laurence Olivier (honorary award for his outstanding achievement as actor, producer, and director); Academy Award nominations for best picture, best actor (Laurence Olivier), best art direction, and best score. The Big Sleep (1946, Warner Bros. Pictures): Script by William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, and Jules Furthman, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler; Directed by Howard Hawks; Starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951, Warner Bros. Pictures): Script by Tennessee Williams, adaptation by Oscar Saul; Directed by Elia Kazan; Starring Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Vivien Leigh, and Karl Malden; Academy Awards for Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden, and best art direction; Academy Award nomination for Marlon Brando.

Cinematic Fictions

1 Bruce Kawin's edition of Faulkner's MGM Screenplays (1982) publishes the scripts he wrote in 1932–33. His scripts for The Road to ... Bruccoli, the second by Bruce Kawin, the last in Film Scripts One, edited by George P. Garrett.

Author: David Seed

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781846318122

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

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The phrase 'cinematic fiction' has now been generally accepted into critical discourse, but is usually applied to post-war novels. This book asks a simple question: given their fascination with the new medium of film, did American novelists attempt to apply cinematic methods in their own writings? From its very beginnings the cinema has played a special role in defining American culture. Covering the period from the 1910s up to the Second World War, Cinematic Fictions offers new insights into classics like The Great Gatsby and The Grapes of Wrath discussing major writers' critical writings on film and active participation in film-making. Cinematic Fictions is also careful not to portray 'cinema' as a single or stable entity. Some novelists drew on silent film; others looked to the Russian theorists for inspiration; and yet others turned to continental film-makers rather than to Hollywood. Film itself was constantly evolving during the first decades of the twentieth century and the writers discussed here engaged in a kind of dialogue with the new medium, selectively pursuing strategies of montage, limited point of view and scenic composition towards their different ends. Contrasting a diverse range of cinematic and literary movements, this will be compulsory reading for scholars of American literature and film.

Postsocialist Cinema in Post Mao China

Ren Yin, “Xie Tieli,” Zhongguo Dianyingjia Xiehui Dianying Lishi Yanji-ubu (Film History Resear Section of the ... film script for Bridge is included in Zhongguo Dianying Juben Xuanji (Yi) (Selected Chinese Film Scripts [One]), ed.

Author: Chris Berry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135936471

Category: History

Page: 272

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This book argues that the fundamental shift in Chinese Cinema away from Socialism and towards Post-Socialism can be located earlier than the emergence of the "Fifth Generation" in the mid-eighties when it is usually assumed to have occured. By close analysis of films from the 1949-1976 Maoist era in comparison with 1976-81 films representing the Cultural Revolution, it demonstrates that the latter already breaks away from Socialism.

General History of Chinese Film I

In 1925, Zhou Shoujuan was appointed by the Great China Lily Film Company to write film scripts including Connected by Water and Fire, True Love, Ma Jiefu, Return the Gold, and One Night Wealthy. He also served as the chief editor of ...

Author: Ding Yaping

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000434859

Category: Art

Page: 432

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The early years of the history of Chinese film have lately been the subject of resurgent interest and a growing body of scholarship has come to recognise and identify an extraordinarily diverse and complex period. This volume explores the development of Chinese film from 1896 to 1949. The volume covers the screening of foreign films in Shanghai, Hong Kong and other coastal cities in China, the technological and industrial development of Chinese national cinema, key filmmakers and actors of early Chinese cinema, changing modes of representation and narration, as well as the social and cultural contexts within which early Chinese films were produced and circulated. The relationship between the War of Resistance against Japan and the Chinese civil war and Chinese film is also explored. The book will be essential reading for scholars and students in film studies, Chinese studies, cultural studies and media studies, helping readers develop a comprehensive understanding of Chinese film.

Writing 45 minute One act Plays Skits Monologues Animation Scripts for Drama Workshops

Use more emotion than you would in a film script. Don't insist the audience will think if they are looking to escape and feel. You're not writing a film script with outdoor action. Most people view a script to have fun and learn by ...

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595345977

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

View: 976


Here's a guide book on how to write 45-minute one-act plays, skits, and monologues for all ages. Step-by-step strategies and sample play, monologue, and animation script offer easy-to-understand solutions for drama workshop leaders, high-school and university drama directors, teachers, students, parents, coaches, playwrights, scriptwriters, novelists, storytellers, camp counselors, actors, lifelong learning instructors, biographers, facilitators, personal historians, and senior center activity directors. Guide young people in an intergenerational experience of interviewing and writing skits, plays, and monologues based on the significant events and experiences from lives of people. Learn to write skits, plays and monologues based on historical events and personalities. What you'll get out of this book and the exercises of writing one-act plays for teenage actors and audiences of all-ages audience, are improved skills in adapting all types of social issues, current events, or life experience to 45-minute one-act plays, skits, or monologues for teenage or older adult drama workshops. How do you write plays and skits from life stories, current events, social issues, or history? Are you looking for the appropriate 45-minute, one-act play for high-school students or other teenagers, for community center drama workshops, or even for home school projects or for events and celebrations? Are you seeking one-act plays for older adults drama workshops? Use personal or biographical experiences as examples when you write your skit or play. If you want a really original play, write, revise, and adapt your own plays, skits, and monologues. Here's how to do it.

The Modernist Screenplay

Below I show, based on one example from French, German, and Russian screenwriting each, that the experimentation after the advent of sound continued some of the ways paved by the silent modernist screenplay. With these readings, I aim ...

Author: Alexandra Ksenofontova

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030505899

Category: Electronic books

Page: 249

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The Modernist Screenplay explores the film screenplay as a genre of modernist literature. It connects the history of screenwriting for silent film to the history of literary modernism in France, Germany, and Russia. At the same time, the book considers how the screenplay responded to the modernist crisis of reason, confronted mimetic representation, and sought to overcome the modernist mistrust of language with the help of rhythm. From the silent film projects of Bertolt Brecht, to the screenwriting of Sergei Eisenstein and the poetic scripts of the surrealists, The Modernist Screenplay offers a new angle on the relationship between film and literature. Based on the example of modernist screenwriting, the book proposes a pluralistic approach to screenplays, an approach that sees film scripts both as texts embedded in film production and as literary works in their own right. As a result, the sheer variety of different and experimental ways to tell stories in screenplays comes to light. The Modernist Screenplay explores how the earliest kind of experimental screenplays--the modernist screenplays--challenged normative ideas about the nature of filmmaking, the nature of literary writing, and the borders between the two. .