On Story Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films

Their insights, production tales, and fresh, practical, and proven advice make this book ideal for film lovers, screenwriting students, and filmmakers and screenwriters seeking inspiration.

Author: Barbara Morgan

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477310908

Category: Performing Arts

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“On Story is film school in a box, a lifetime’s worth of filmmaking knowledge squeezed into half-hour packages.” —Kenneth Turan, film critic for the Los Angeles Times Austin Film Festival (AFF) is the first organization focused on the writer’s creative contribution to film. Its annual Film Festival and Conference offers screenings, panels, workshops, and roundtable discussions that help new writers and filmmakers connect with mentors and gain advice and insight from masters, as well as refreshing veterans with new ideas. To extend the festival’s reach, AFF produces On Story, a television series currently airing on PBS-affiliated stations and streaming online that presents footage of high-caliber artists talking candidly and provocatively about the art and craft of screenwriting and filmmaking, often using examples from their own films. On Story—Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films presents renowned, award-winning screenwriters and filmmakers discussing their careers and the stories behind the production of their iconic films such as L.A. Confidential, Thelma & Louise, Groundhog Day, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Silence of the Lambs, In the Name of the Father, Apollo 13, and more. In their own lively words transcribed from interviews and panel discussions, Ron Howard, Callie Khouri, Jonathan Demme, Ted Tally, Jenny Lumet, Harold Ramis, and others talk about creating stories that resonate with one’s life experiences or topical social issues, as well as how to create appealing characters and bring them to life. Their insights, production tales, and fresh, practical, and proven advice make this book ideal for film lovers, screenwriting students, and filmmakers and screenwriters seeking inspiration.

On Story The Golden Ages of Television

Their debut film, the McKinnon-penned The Accountant, won an Academy Award
for Best Live Action Short in 2002. Their first ... Barbara co-edited the books On
Story: Screenwriters and Their Craft and On Story: Screenwriters and Filmmakers
 ...

Author: Austin Film Festival

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477316948

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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“On Story is film school in a box, a lifetime’s worth of filmmaking knowledge squeezed into half-hour packages.” —Kenneth Turan, film critic for the Los Angeles Times Austin Film Festival (AFF) is the first organization to focus on writers’ creative contributions to film and television. Its annual Film Festival and Conference offers screenings, panels, workshops, and roundtable discussions that help new writers and filmmakers connect with mentors and gain advice and insight from masters, as well as reinvigorate veterans with new ideas. To extend the Festival’s reach, AFF produces On Story, a television series currently airing on PBS-affiliated stations and streaming online that presents high-caliber artists talking candidly and provocatively about the art and craft of screenwriting and filmmaking, often using examples from their own work. On Story—The Golden Ages of Television explores the transformation of television’s narrative content over the past several decades through interviews with some of TV’s best creators and writers, including Garry Shandling (The Larry Sanders Show), Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show), Issa Rae (Insecure), Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Greg Daniels (The Office), Paula Pell (Saturday Night Live), Noah Hawley (Fargo), Liz Meriwether (New Girl), David Chase (The Sopranos), Alan Yang (Master of None), Marta Kauffman (Friends), Jenji Kohan (Orange Is the New Black), and many more. Their insights, behind-the-scenes looks at the creative process, production tales, responses to audiences’ reactions, and observations on how both TV narratives and the industry have changed make this book ideal for TV lovers, pop culture fans, students taking screenwriting courses, and filmmakers and writers seeking information and inspiration.

A Companion to the Biopic

(2013). Robert Burns film still no closer to being made. The Scotsman, (21 ... The
Herald (24 January). http://www. heraldscotland.com/opinion/letters/13198525. ...
In: On StoryScreenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films (ed. Barbara ...

Author: Deborah Cartmell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119554813

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 464

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The most comprehensive reference text of theoretical and historical discourse on the biopic film The biopic, often viewed as the most reviled of all film genres, traces its origins to the early silent era over a century ago. Receiving little critical attention, biopics are regularly dismissed as superficial, formulaic, and disrespectful of history. Film critics, literary scholars and historians tend to believe that biopics should be artistic, yet accurate, true-to-life representations of their subjects. Moviegoing audiences, however, do not seem to hold similar views; biopics continue to be popular, commercially viable films. Even the genre’s most ardent detractors will admit that these films are often very watchable, particularly due to the performance of the lead actor. It is increasingly common for stars of biographical films to garner critical praise and awards, driving a growing interest in scholarship in the genre. A Companion to the Biopic is the first global and authoritative reference on the subject. Offering theoretical, historical, thematic, and performance-based approaches, this unique volume brings together the work of top scholars to discuss the coverage of the lives of authors, politicians, royalty, criminals, and pop stars through the biopic film. Chapters explore evolving attitudes and divergent perspectives on the genre with topics such as the connections between biopics and literary melodramas, the influence financial concerns have on aesthetic, social, or moral principles, the merger of historical narratives with Hollywood biographies, stereotypes and criticisms of the biopic genre, and more. This volume: Provides a systematic, in-depth analysis of the biopic and considers how the choice of historical subject reflects contemporary issues Places emphasis on films that portray race and gender issues Explores the uneven boundaries of the genre by addressing what is and is not a biopic as well as the ways in which films simultaneously embrace and defy historical authenticity Examines the distinction between reality and ‘the real’ in biographical films Offers a chronological survey of biopics from the beginning of the 20th century A Companion to the Biopic is a valuable resource for researchers, scholars, and students of history, film studies, and English literature, as well as those in disciplines that examine interpretations of historical figures

The Filmmaker s Eye

The term “image system” was originally introduced by film theorists, in articles
that tried to create a systematic understanding of film ... by filmmakers and
screenwriters; it refers to the use of recurrent images and compositions in a film to
add layers of meaning to a narrative. ... Some filmmakers make the image system
in their films overt and impossible to ignore, imbuing numerous shots with iconic,
graphic, ...

Author: Gustavo Mercado

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136057342

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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This is the only book that combines conceptual and practical instruction on creating polished and eloquent images for film and video with the technical know-how to achieve them. Loaded with hundreds of full-color examples, The Filmmaker's Eye is a focused, easy-to-reference guide that shows you how to become a strong visual storyteller through smart, effective choices for your shots. This book has struck a chord worldwide and is being translated into several languages After a short introduction to basic principles, a variety of shots are deconstructed in the following format: - Why It Works: an introduction to a particular type of shot - How It Works: callouts point out exactly how the shot works the way it does--the visual rules and technical aspects in action - Technical Considerations: the equipment and techniques needed to get the shot. - Breaking the Rules: examples where the "rules" are brilliant subverted

The Encyclopedia of American Independent Filmmaking

Brown ' s genius was to cash in on the surfing craze of the 1960s by making a film
that was not a beach party movie . ... surfers and wannabes would sit transfixed
watching their iconic heroes who had been immortalized by Brian Wilson and
The Beach ... In 1953 they collaborated on an independent film , Little Fugitive ,
the story of a seven - year - old boy who believes he has ... Engel and Orkin
codirected Lovers and Lollipops in 1956 with a screenplay they wrote with Mary
Lamphier .

Author: Vincent LoBrutto

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111958794

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This indispensable single-volume reference work surveys independent filmmaking from cinema's inception through the 21st century.

On Brokeback Mountain

Meditations about Masculinity, Fear, and Love in the Story and the Film Eric
Patterson. compassion . Some straight people , like Proulx , the screenwriters ,
and the filmmakers , are able to try to imagine and understand ... Despite the
remarkable quality of Brokeback Mountain , it didn't receive awards in five of the
eight categories for which it was nominated , Best Actor ( Heath Ledger ) , Best
Supporting ...

Author: Eric Patterson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0739121650

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 301

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On Brokeback Mountain provides accessible, close, and comparative readings of the story and the film, discussing them in relation to the social history of sexual minority men in America. By analyzing the literary and artistic traditions of the homoerotic pastoral, the popular tradition of the Western, and the tradition of the tragic romantic love story, the book explores the American cultural construction of masculinity, friendship, and sexual relationships between men, and the sources and effects of homophobia.

Making Sense of Movies Filmmaking in the Hollywood Style

Unlike ghost stories in the west , ” observed American critic Roger Ebert , “
Mizoguchi ' s film does not try to startle or shock ; the ... Screenwriter Rafael
Yglesias , who refashioned the original script , also wrote the screen play for
Death and the ...

Author: Robert Stanley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 0072397659

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

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Making Sense of Movies is a film appreciation text that focuses on the Hollywood style of moviemaking to examine the aesthetic, historical, and theoretical aspects of film studies. The text focuses on a limited number of significant movies to provide greater depth of knowledge and understanding, gradually expanding the number of films with each chapter.

Quentin Tarantino

With a visually arresting design that mimics Tarantino's approach to film-making and chapters organized by film, the pages are brimming with images taken on set and behind the scenes. This is the ultimate celebration for any Tarantino fan.

Author: Ian Nathan

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 9781781317754

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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Get an intimate look at the cult filmmaker of our generation. Packaged in a handsome slipcase and loaded with stunning pictures from the Kobal archives, this biography explores the genesis of Tarantino's unique directorial style and provides insight into his inspirations and his frequent collaborations with favored actors. An 8-page foldout timeline presents Tarantino’s entire filmography in the heart of the book. Through in-depth and informative text written by renowned film journalist Ian Nathan, this book examines the entirety of Tarantino's work, including his early writing on screenplays such as True Romance and Natural Born Killers, his break-out directorial debut Reservoir Dogs and the career-defining Pulp Fiction, as well as his later iconic films, such as Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2, Inglourious Basterds, and Django Unchained. You'll also go behind the scenes of Tarantino's latest epic, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. As you make your way through Tarantino's incredible career, discover what inspired him, his working methods, and the breadth of his talent. With a visually arresting design that mimics Tarantino's approach to film-making and chapters organized by film, the pages are brimming with images taken on set and behind the scenes. This is the ultimate celebration for any Tarantino fan.

Filmmaker

The movie's iconic characters drift through deserted urban plazas and chilly
medical theaters while the montage layers in found footage ... Ballard's novel ,
the film is only loosely narrative , and it was this tension between the narrative
expectations of the feature film format ... Andrews vancouver film school Film
Classical Animation 3D Animation • Multimedia Acting for Film & Television
Screenwriting Call ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105113344753

Category: Motion pictures

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The Planetary Report

There is a story told in Hollywood . . . Two young screenwriters brought to Clint
Eastwood , the iconic Western actor and filmmaker , a script they had just
completed . They felt it would be a perfect film for him to star in and direct . It told
the tale of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006170074

Category: Astronautics in astronomy

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The Godfather Notebook

Complete with an introduction by Francis Ford Coppola and exclusive photographs from on and off the set, this is a unique, beautiful, and faithful reproduction of Coppola’s original notebook.

Author: Francis Ford Coppola

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781942872313

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 784

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THE PUBLISHING SENSATION OF THE YEAR FOR EVERY FILM FAN The never-before-published edition of Francis Ford Coppola’s notes and annotations on The Godfather novel by Mario Puzo reveals the story behind one of the world’s most iconic films. The most important unpublished work on one of the greatest films of all time, The Godfather, written before filming, by the man who wrote and directed it—Francis Ford Coppola, then only thirty-two years old—reveals the intense creative process that went into making this seminal film. With his meticulous notes and impressions of Mario Puzo’s novel, the notebook was referred to by Coppola daily on set while he directed the movie. The Godfather Notebook pulls back the curtain on the legendary filmmaker and the film that launched his illustrious career. Complete with an introduction by Francis Ford Coppola and exclusive photographs from on and off the set, this is a unique, beautiful, and faithful reproduction of Coppola’s original notebook. This publication will change the way the world views the iconic film—and the process of filmmaking at large. A must-have book of the season. Nothing like it has ever been published before

Authorship in Film Adaptation

The basic format of narrative film scripts conveys their practical specificity . Their
goal is to portray drama ... The adapted screenplay usually pares down dialogue
and avoids metaphorical style in description . All of this is intended to set a mood
 ...

Author: Jack Boozer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015074062863

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 341

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Authoring a film adaptation of a literary source not only requires a media conversion but also a transformation as a result of the differing dramatic demands of cinema. The most critical central step in this transformation of a literary source to the screen is the writing of the screenplay. The screenplay usually serves to recruit producers, director, and actors; to attract capital investment; and to give focus to the conception and production of the film project. Often undergoing multiple revisions prior to production, the screenplay represents the crucial decisions of writer and director that will determine how and to what end the film will imitate or depart from its original source.Authorship in Film Adaptation is an accessible, provocative text that opens up new areas of discussion on the central process of adaptation surrounding the screenplay and screenwriter-director collaboration. In contrast to narrow binary comparisons of literary source text and film, the twelve essays in this collection also give attention to the underappreciated role of the screenplay and film pre-production that can signal the primary intention for a film. Divided into four parts, this collection looks first at the role of Hollywood's activist producers and major auteurs such as Hitchcock and Kubrick as they worked with screenwriters to formulate their audio-visual goals. The second part offers case studies of Devil in a Blue Dress and The Sweet Hereafter, for which the directors wrote their own adapted screenplays. Considering the variety of writer-director working relationships that are possible, Part III focuses on adaptations that alter genre, time, and place, and Part IV investigates adaptations that alter stories of romance, sexuality, and ethnicity.

Tolkien on Film

And then , having done that on , you know , a few drafts , we started to feel secure
enough to start to adjust the screenplays back to the book . It was like once we
had a really firm sense of how the stories could play , it was like , okay , now ...

Author: Janet Brennan Croft

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002438062

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 323

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The Creative Screenwriter

This guide distills the craft of screenwriting into 12 key elements, from developing your story to revising and rewriting, plus plenty of inspiration to create your own screenplay with confidence.

Author: Julian Hoxter

Publisher: Rockridge Press

ISBN: 1646116100

Category:

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Master the craft of screenwriting--12 steps to bring your creative vision to the screen It can be difficult to find a modern resource that teaches you the nuts and bolts of screenwriting while also allowing you the freedom to creatively thrive. This guide distills the craft of screenwriting into 12 key elements, from developing your story to revising and rewriting, plus plenty of inspiration to create your own screenplay with confidence. Discover what to expect within the film industry and how it has evolved. Look behind the scenes at iconic films using a classic structure of screenwriting, along with experimental films from innovative writers that have transcended the rules and paved their own way to the silver screen. Then, get to the exciting part--writing--using a dozen tried-and-true rules of the trade. Each chapter is accompanied with an In the Writer's Room creative exercise, such as formatting your script, mapping sequences, and creating rich dialogue and characters, to deepen your understanding of what brings a screenplay to life. This screenwriting guide includes: Filmmaker's dozen--From loglines to creating a compelling character to root for, you'll find 12 fundamental but flexible steps to help you craft a powerful, creative screenplay. Topline terminology--Navigate the film biz like a pro with need-to-know Hollywood jargon, plus troubleshooting tips for any screenwriting hiccups along the way. Film archive--From William Goldman's The Princess Bride to Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit, discover emerging and timeless screenwriting techniques used in Hollywood blockbusters, micro-budget films, and more. Take your story from creative conception to complete script with this modern, 12-step approach to screenwriting.

The Variety Insider

Commercially , Steve Yeager ' s docu , which won the 1998 Filmmakers Trophy at
Sundance , could get a PR boost from the release of ... but main audience still
rests with his fans , who might even learn a fact or two about the iconic filmmaker
, a maverick artist congenitally ... 2 million Divorcing Jack ( U . K . - France ) A
BBC Films / Winchester Films presentation of a Scala Films production . ...
Screenplay , Nat Mauldin , Larry Levin , based on the Doctor Dolittle stories by
Hugh Lofting .

Author: N. Y.) Variety (New York

Publisher: Perigee

ISBN: 0399525246

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

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Get the facts, stats, and news on movies, television, theater, music, and books--from the most respected magazine in the entertainment industry.

Harvard Review

... and stars in movies that are " haunted by a sense of the past , " represented by
the iconic Rosebud in Citizen Kane that ... To illustrate how myth operates in a
film , Singer introduces a detailed analysis of John Huston's last film , The Dead ,
in ... of Joyce's short story , with an illuminating discussion of Joyce's use of “
epiphany " in his fiction and Huston's in his film . ... major roles as screenwriter ,
actor , and director , all these factors make him sui generis among his fellow
filmmakers .

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Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556035771708

Category: American literature

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Rethinking Fictional Narrators

These cinematic narrators were fictional filmmakers : the fictional documentarists
of faux documentaries and the fictional directors , producers , and screenwriters
of self - referential films and films employing sustained direct address ... The film
that the fictional filmmaker creates , however , is a non - fictional recreation of the
original events that comprise the story . ... for explanations of those unrealistic
profilmic events that bedevil the argument when we attempt to employ naturally
iconic ...

Author: Nicholas Jeremiah Diehl

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:X84659

Category:

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Tough as Nails

Tough as Nails: The Life and Films of Richard Brooks restores to importance the career of a prickly iconoclast who sought realism and truth in his films.

Author: Douglass K. Daniel

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299251239

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 249

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Called “God’s angry man” for his unyielding demands in pursuit of personal and artistic freedom, Oscar-winning filmmaker Richard Brooks brought us some of the mid-twentieth century’s most iconic films, including Blackboard Jungle, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Elmer Gantry, In Cold Blood, and Looking for Mr. Goodbar. “The important thing,” he once remarked, “is to write your story, to make it believable, to make it live.” His own life story has never been fully chronicled, until now. Tough as Nails: The Life and Films of Richard Brooks restores to importance the career of a prickly iconoclast who sought realism and truth in his films. Douglass K. Daniel explores how the writer-director made it from the slums of Philadelphia to the heights of the Hollywood elite, working with the top stars of the day, among them Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, Jean Simmons, Sidney Poitier, Sean Connery, Gene Hackman, and Diane Keaton. Brooks dramatized social issues and depicted characters in conflict with their own values, winning an Academy Award for his Elmer Gantry screenplay and earning nominations for another seven Oscars for directing and screenwriting. Tough as Nails offers illuminating insights into Brooks’s life, drawing on unpublished studio memos and documents and interviews from stars and colleagues, including Poitier, director Paul Mazursky, and Simmons, who was married to Brooks for twenty years. Daniel takes readers behind the scenes of Brooks’s major films and sheds light on their making, their compromises, and their common threads. Tough as Nails celebrates Brooks’s vision while adding to the critical understanding of his works, their flaws as well as their merits, and depicting the tumults and trends in the life of a man who always kept his own compass. Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the American Association of School Librarians Outstanding Book, selected by the Public Library Reviewers