Screenwriting is Storytelling

... the psychology of screenwriting involves problem - solving through diverse mental strategies , including vertical thinking , lateral thinking , creating ...

Author: Kate Wright

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 039953024X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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Provides guidance for aspiring scriptwriters on how to create a successful screenplay, offering practical suggestions on how to develop themes within the plot, use structure to define the story, create memorable characters, and present moral dilemmas andconflicts.

Lateral Screenwriting

Rather than re-hashing a thousand other works on the "how" of screenwriting, this book helps writers find their best ideas toward writing the greatest movies never-yet-made.



ISBN: 1476377286



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Using the principles of Lateral Thinking for story-telling, author and screenwriter, Lee A. Matthias shows writers how to generate and develop their best ideas for movies and novels.Screenwriters and storytellers have been looking for deeper insight to their craft for years. Nothing truly new has been written in decades... until now."Lateral Thinking" is a process for generating creative solutions to real-world problems. Coined by author and business consultant, Edward de Bono, it has helped the left-brain worlds of business and government to revolutionize, achieving unheard-of success.Lee Matthias returns this concept to its origins, the right-brain world of creative expression. Not another "how-to" on writing for Hollywood, this book decodes the creative process itself, applying it to storytelling in general and screenwriting in particular. LATERAL SCREENWRITING is packed with ideas, examples, stories, and the genius of the world's greatest filmmakers. Rather than re-hashing a thousand other works on the "how" of screenwriting, this book helps writers find their best ideas toward writing the greatest movies never-yet-made.

Lateral Screenwriting

Using the principles of Lateral Thinking for story-telling, author and screenwriter, Lee A. Matthias shows writers how to generate and develop their best ideas for movies and novels.

Author: Lee A. Matthias

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1475218680

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 500

View: 716


Using the principles of Lateral Thinking for story-telling, author and screenwriter, Lee A. Matthias shows writers how to generate and develop their best ideas for movies and novels.

21st Century Screenplay

lateral. thinking. successful pieces of screenwriting—perhaps of all sorts of writing—are always credible but highly original, which means, in the words of ...

Author: Linda Aronson

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1742690572

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 512

View: 327


A truly comprehensive overview of the craft of writing for contemporary film and video, by a multi-award winning screenwriter.

Screenwriting in a Digital Era

Sustainable screenwriters workin colateral spaces. Theco lateral spacesthat fosterimprovisation exist sidebysidewith principalspaces andprovide away of ...

Author: Kathryn Millard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137319104

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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Screenwriting in a Digital Era examines the practices of writing for the screen from early Hollywood to the new realism. Looking back to prehistories of the form, Kathryn Millard links screenwriting to visual and oral storytelling around the globe, and explores new methods of collaboration and authorship in the digital environment.

Dis Orienting Media and Narrative Mazes

Matthias, Lee A. (2012): Lateral Screenwriting: Using the Power of Lateral Thinking to Write Great Movies. Scotts Valley: CreateSpace.

Author: Julia Eckel

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839423387

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 883


(Dis)Orientation appears to be a phenomenon that is connected to media in numerous respects: today, finding your way in the world often means finding your way with the help of as well as within media, which in turn creates new virtual realms of (dis)orientation. This book deals with recent media technologies and structures (navigation devices, databases, transmediality) and unconventional narrative patterns (narrative complexity, plot twists, non-linearity), using the ambivalent concept of (dis)orientation as a shared focus to analyse various phenomena of contemporary media, thereby raising overarching questions about current mediascapes.

Scriptwriting Updated

Its negative side is that it can push us to produce technically correct cliches . Vertical thinking makes up the ninety per cent perspiration side of the ...

Author: Linda Aronson

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1876351039

Category: Creative writing

Page: 300

View: 179


A practical and up to date guide to scriptwriting.

Screenwriting is Filmmaking

The first requires what Edward de Bono calls lateral thinking – random, intuitive, emotional – occurring in the right side of the brain, where we find the ...

Author: Brian Dunnigan

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785006104

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 168

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To write for the unique medium of the screen, you need to be as engaged with the theory and practice of film as you are with words. Screenwriting is Filmmaking provides a wealth of insights for new and experienced writers alike on the historical, theoretical and practical essentials of screenwriting. With clear analyses drawn from a wide range of classical and contemporary films, alongside case studies and practical exercises, this book encourages the development of craft skills and a personal voice through the writing of short and feature screenplays. You will learn how to develop your screenplay from idea to final draft; apply the techniques of narrative, structure and visual language; build rounded and convincing characters; craft compelling scenes through dialogue and sub-text and maintain a meaningful and lasting creative practice. Brian Dunnigan draws on over thirty years' experience of writing, teaching and making films, to provide a practical guide on how to become an effective screenwriter as well as giving a fascinating insight into visual storytelling and the place of the screenplay in the collaborative process of filmmaking. Of great interest to all screenwriters, especially new/aspiring ones; and all those with an interest in the filmmaking world, it is illustrated with 17 colour and 17 black & white photographs. Brian Dunnigan is an award-winning filmmaker and Head of Screenwriting at the London Film School.


out' in order to attain emotional truth within a screenplay; this means the writer ... Aronson (2001) cites De Bono's 'lateral thinking' techniques in the ...

Author: Bridget Conor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136169496

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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Screenwriting: Creative Labor and Professional Practice analyzes the histories, practices, identities and subjects which form and shape the daily working lives of screenwriters. Author Bridget Conor considers the ways in which contemporary screenwriters navigate and make sense of the labor markets in which they are immersed. Chapters explore areas including: Screenwriting histories and myths of the profession Screenwriting as creative labor Screenwriters’ working lives Screenwriting work and the how-to genre Screenwriting work and inequalities Drawing on historical and critical perspectives of mainstream screenwriting in the USA and UK, as well as valuable interviews with working screenwriters, this book presents a highly original and multi-faceted study of screenwriting as creative labor and professional practice.

The Way of the Screenwriter

Their rewrites turn out to be lateral, rather than progressive; the screenplay becomes different, not better. We have considered the “two kinds of god” that ...

Author: Amnon Buchbinder

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 9780887849336

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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A story is a living thing. And you don't work on a living thing, you work with it. This is the way of the screenwriter, and it is something that writer and director Amnon Buchbinder believes all masterful screenwriters understand intuitively: learning how to work with story through a painstaking process of trial, error, and self exploration. Amnon Buchbinder draws on his knowledge as a teacher and his experience as a script doctor and a story editor to explore this creative process. Along the way he illustrates principles often inspired by the philosophy of Laozi (Lao Tze) with examples drawn from major motion pictures such as Memento and The Piano. For the beginning or seasoned screenwriter who aspires to more than mere competence, Buchbinder illuminates a path towards mastery of the craft. For the lover of the cinematic experience, he opens a curtain to reveal a rarely seen world behind the big screen.

The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters

Bill Marsilii: Notes tend to fall into three categories: good, lateral, or damaging. The good notes are the ones that improve the script, and you should be ...

Author: Karl Iglesias

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440527890

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Takes a look into the lives and workspaces of screenwriters, who share their best practices in their own writing careers.

The Soul of Screenwriting

The character who makes a choice at the climax is no longer the same character we met in the opening scenes . So this is not a simple lateral choice .

Author: Keith Cunningham

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131610466

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 478

View: 370


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Respiratory Management of ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Lee Guion ... During the 2007 screenwriters' strike, he “walked” the picket line in his wheelchair using mouthpiece ...

Author: Lee Guion

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763755451

Category: Medical

Page: 258

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The first comprehensive textbook on the assessment and management of respiratory symptoms in ALS and other motor neuron diseases! Respiratory Management of ALS: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis brings together the latest research, expert opinions, and treatment options for respiratory symptom management. It provides a detailed, step-by-step approach to assessment of upper and lower airway structures and how motor neuron loss impairs function. Treatment options emphasize symptom management and enhanced quality of life. Palliative care, end-of-life decision making, and long term mechanical ventilat

Left or Right Directing Lateral Movement in Film

Lubomir Kocka is a Slovak-American director, screenwriter, professor, and producer. He has had a substantial career as a film and television director both ...

Author: Lubomir Kocka

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781648891885

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

View: 644


‘Left or Right? Directing Lateral Movement in Film’ offers an in-depth analysis of film, television, and new media directing from a perspective of clearly articulated directorial concept linked to the placement and movement of performers in shot design. This book strives to demonstrate the mechanism of directional bias and how the effects of perceptual mechanisms can help film directors and image-makers to control, regulate, and modify the viewer’s perception of characters and story movement, ultimately leading to higher quality creations. This highly hands-on, practical book provides novel insights into the significance of laterality effects, equipping film directors, and image-makers who want to create aesthetically valuable and well-crafted visual products with functional tools to employ. The book also examines lateral organization in regard to biological sex, gender identity, class, races, ethnicity, religions, and age in LGBTQ+ films and porn cinema. ‘Left or Right? Directing Lateral Movement in Film’ holds broad appeal from experiences directors or cinematographers with an established body of work to students working to understand the language of cinema. It will also appeal to film and media theorists, as well as teachers of visual arts education.


You have to make a lateral leap of mindset to find a way to make the client's company or service fresh and different from anything that has gone before .

Author: Jonathan Dawson


ISBN: UOM:39015049706164

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

View: 842


Screenwriting: A Manual is a wide-ranging and accessible guide to industry practices and principles. Covering all forms of screenwriting and providing a comprehensive and considered approach to presenting work, it also allows for maximum creative freedom.

Screenwriting 101

That is , the main character is now fighting to achieve the external , lateral significant change - X → of the plot that affects the surrounding society ...

Author: Neill D. Hicks


ISBN: IND:30000067573448

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

View: 153


Provides readers with the necessary tools to create and market a screenplay, discussing topics such as structure, character development, and style

The Screenplay Business

intelligent, independent, self-motivated, inquisitive, lateral-thinking, tolerant of ambiguity, willing to take intellectual risks, confident and full of ...

Author: Peter Bloore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415613323

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

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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.

Rudolph Wurlitzer American Novelist and Screenwriter

And so even here we have not lost our sense of lateral space , of traversing a terrain . While Wurlitzer's interest in experimental music sheds ...

Author: David Seed

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: UOM:39015022239506

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 183

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This study gives a novel-by-novel analysis of Rudolph Wurlitzer's works, relating his fiction to the writings of the Beats, Beckett, and other influences. Each of his novels centres around a literal or metaphorical West where the cultural bearings of the protagonists are brought under pressure, returning again and again to issues of cultural breakdown and isolation. A separate chapter is devoted to his work for the cinema and the strong continuity between his road movies and his fiction. This is the first critical study of Wurlitzer's work and has been prepared with the help of the novelist himself.

Sight and Sound

... made the lateral move to screenwriting with Alain Resnais ' Last Year in ... an Academy Award nomination for best screenplay , Robbe - Grillet was ...



ISBN: UCSC:32106018908100

Category: Motion pictures


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The Internet

women The Mad Screenwriter – links for writers Storycraft Writer's Software ... on lateral thinking Women in Publishing ...

Author: Jane Dorner

Publisher: Unistar Books


Category: Authorship

Page: 200

View: 616


A practical guide which explains how the internet can be of use to writers.