On Story Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films

The On Story Project is made up of the Emmy Award– winning television series
Austin Film Festival's On Story; the On ... inspiration and writer advice, On Story
Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films takes readers behind the ...

Author: Austin Film Festival

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477311950

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 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

Page: 246

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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 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

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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.

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.

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

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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.

Harvard Review

To illustrate how myth operates in a film , Singer introduces a detailed analysis of
John Huston's last film , The Dead , in terms of Joyce's short story , with an
illuminating discussion of Joyce's use of “ epiphany " in his fiction and Huston's in
his film . ... portrayal of Quinlan in Touch of Evil , which Singer considers " the
greatest character Welles created as a filmmaker . ... major roles as screenwriter ,
actor , and director , all these factors make him sui generis among his fellow
filmmakers .

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ISBN: NWU:35556035771708

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Hitchcock

In Hitchcock, film critic François Truffaut presents fifty hours of interviews with Alfred Hitchcock about the whole of his vast directorial career, from his silent movies in Great Britain to his color films in Hollywood.

Author: Francois Truffaut

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501143229

Category: Art

Page: 368

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Iconic, groundbreaking interviews of Alfred Hitchcock by film critic François Truffaut—providing insight into the cinematic method, the history of film, and one of the greatest directors of all time. In Hitchcock, film critic François Truffaut presents fifty hours of interviews with Alfred Hitchcock about the whole of his vast directorial career, from his silent movies in Great Britain to his color films in Hollywood. The result is a portrait of one of the greatest directors the world has ever known, an all-round specialist who masterminded everything, from the screenplay and the photography to the editing and the soundtrack. Hitchcock discusses the inspiration behind his films and the art of creating fear and suspense, as well as giving strikingly honest assessments of his achievements and failures, his doubts and hopes. This peek into the brain of one of cinema’s greats is a must-read for all film aficionados.

The Hollywood Reporter

While the movie is engrossing , and the movie references and subplots involving
the cinema world enrich his story , this is a ... By now , though , Almodovar is a
brand name , and his muse , Penelope Cruz , certainly adds potent star power ,
so the film should perform well in specialty venues when Sony ... This nicely sets
up the notion of the camera as the world ' s greatest spy : For in movies , we the
audience are always , in a ... DIRECTOR - SCREENWRITER : Pedro Almodovar .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132676284

Category: Motion pictures

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Sceneclopedia Horror Every Scene of 25 Horror Films

"- Michael Goi, director and cinematographer, "American Horror Story," Megan is Missing, Mary, The Town That Dreaded Sundown"Kelly Goodner's book is unbelievably comprehensive! This is the perfect book for all horror writers.

Author: Kelly Goodner

Publisher: Sceneclopedia

ISBN: 1726844072

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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Rather than teach rules or theory, Sceneclopedia offers facts. This is not only a screenwriting book, but a reference book for filmmakers of all types, from executive to editor. If you need to study an entire film at a glance or want to compare multiple films within seconds, you need Sceneclopedia. Whether you're looking to create something entirely new or recreate something that has been proven to work, this book provides you with a sampling of what has come before, with a level of detail offered nowhere else. Kelly Goodner was a Hollywood script consultant with over a decade of experience. These scene lists turned her into a professional screenwriter with no other day job. She initially made these lists for her own education, but is now making them available to you.Contains the complete scene lists for: Alien, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Carrie, The Changeling, Drag Me to Hell, The Exorcist, The Fly, Frankenstein, Halloween, Hostel, The Howling, It Follows, The Lost Boys, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Night of the Living Dead, The Omen, Poltergeist, Re-Animator, The Ring, Rosemary's Baby, The Shining, Sinister, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Thing, and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

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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Out in the Dark

Out In the Dark: Interviews with Gay Filmmakers, Actors and Authors introduces you to 31 of these men with interviews and insights into their work and their lives.

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Publisher: Lethe Press

ISBN: 9781590212721

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 258

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Gay men have a long, complicated history with the horror genre. While working behind-the-scenes to create some of the most iconic terrors on film (James Whale's Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein and The Invisible Man), they watched themselves portrayed on screen as sinister villains or as 'the best friend who dies first' victims. But in the last 20 years there has been a significant shift in the horror world courtesy of a growing number of out authors, screenwriters, directors and actors working to scare the crap out of you. Out In the Dark: Interviews with Gay Filmmakers, Actors and Authors introduces you to 31 of these men with interviews and insights into their work and their lives. From mainstream Hollywood filmmakers (Don Mancini, Child's Play and the Chucky films) to indie exploitation mainstays (Joshua Grannell aka Peaches Christ, All About Evil); prolific authors (Douglas Clegg, The Children's Hour) to small-press niche writers (Alan Kelly, Let Me Die a Woman); recently-out former teen idols (Wesley Eure, Land of the Lost and The Toolbox Murders) to gay indie staples (Matthew Montgomery, Socket and Pornography: A Thriller), Out In the Dark offers 31 unique perspectives on horror, being gay, and dozens of other subjects.

Writing and Selling Drama Screenplays

It looks in-depth at Scottish BAFTA-winning Night People, the iconic coming out movie Beautiful Thing, the touching New Orleans drama Hours, starring the late Paul Walker, and the ambitious true story of Saving Mr Banks, based on the battle ...

Author: Lucy V. Hay

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781843444138

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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It may be drama features that win the most awards and kudos from critics, but in the current marketplace you're unlikely to sell a drama screenplay in the way you would a genre script. Breaking down the nuts and bolts of what differentiates drama from genre, Writing and Selling Drama Screenplays will consider questions such as: What is 'emotional truth'? What separates stereotypical and authentic characters? What are the different types of drama feature screenplay? How do we make these films, when there's 'no money'? What are the distribution opportunities for dramas? Exploring the ways in which drama and authenticity work, it will empower screenwriters to make their own story and character choices, so they can write and also help to package, finance and even make their own drama features. Writing and Selling Drama Screenplays will include detailed case studies of produced dramas made on both shoestring and bigger budgets, and industry insights from their writers, directors and producers. It looks in-depth at Scottish BAFTA-winning Night People, the iconic coming out movie Beautiful Thing, the touching New Orleans drama Hours, starring the late Paul Walker, and the ambitious true story of Saving Mr Banks, based on the battle of wills between Mary Poppins author PL Travers and Walt Disney himself. It will also discuss films such as Brokeback Mountain, American Beauty, The King's Speech, Juno, Erin Brockovich, Changeling and Girl, Interrupted.

Film Review

BETWEEN POVERTY ROW AND THE MAJORS TASCHEN Casting a Shadow -
Creating the Alfred Hitchcock Film Authors ... b Publisher Scarecrow / Rowman &
David Lean was one of the Littlefield Price £ 22.99 p / b cinema's greatest
directors . ... the cinema's great auteurs , there's no denying that he had many
collaborators , be they screenwriters , costume designers ... of his colleagues
should not be underestimated , and this book features many previously unseen
storyboards and ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132653010

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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 ... In 1953 they collaborated on an independent film , Little Fugitive , the story
of a seven - year - old boy who believes he has killed ... 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.

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 discovery ... in Paris where
Polanski's work was constantly on display , and happily acknowledges his
influence on Dark Water . Screenwriter ... Intriguingly , while Nakata's original
perhaps owes the greatest debt to The Tenant ( 1976 ) , in which the weird history
of an apartment ...

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.

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

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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

Proceedings

For example , film sequences can be entered and edited using the storyboard
view as well as with the script view . endeavor , and which must involve
thoughtful critiquing and iteration upon the result in order to produce the best
possible product . ... Final Draft Professional Screenwriting Software , Santa
Monica , CA . 9 .

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The Toho Studios Story

ce its inception in 1933 , Toho Co . , Ltd . , Japan ' s most famous movie
production company and distributor , has proced ... and alternate titles ;
production credits , including each film ' s ducers , director , screenwriters ,
cinematographers , art ...

Author: Stuart Galbraith

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131772118

Category: Performing Arts

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Since its inception in 1933, Toho Co., Ltd., Japan's most famous movie production company and distributor, has produced and/or distributed some of the most notable films ever to come out of Asia, including Seven Samurai, Godzilla, Ringu, and Spirited Away. The Toho Studios Story provides a complete picture of every Toho feature the Japanese studio produced and released.