Television Dramatic Dialogue

Television Dramatic Dialogue examines, from an applied sociolinguistic perspective, and with reference to television, the particular kind of "artificial" talk that we know as dialogue: onscreen/on-mike talk delivered by characters as part ...

Author: Kay Richardson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019970595X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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When we watch and listen to actors speaking lines that have been written by someone else-a common experience if we watch any television at all-the illusion of "people talking" is strong. These characters are people like us, but they are also different, products of a dramatic imagination, and the talk they exchange is not quite like ours. Television Dramatic Dialogue examines, from an applied sociolinguistic perspective, and with reference to television, the particular kind of "artificial" talk that we know as dialogue: onscreen/on-mike talk delivered by characters as part of dramatic storytelling in a range of fictional and nonfictional TV genres. As well as trying to identify the place which this kind of language occupies in sociolinguistic space, Richardson seeks to understand the conditions of its production by screenwriters and the conditions of its reception by audiences, offering two case studies, one British (Life on Mars) and one American (House).

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A Study of Trends in the Use of Dialogue Howard Becknell. The practice of
emphasizing any new or novel aspect of an entertainment medium during its first
few years of development is also evident in the television drama . In radio , the
spoken ...

Author: Howard Becknell

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:32000004657450

Category:

Page: 234

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The TV Scriptwriter s Handbook

In film - which , never forget , started out as a silent , purely visual method of
storytelling - dialogue is not necessarily the most important means of
communication or of expressing emotion . Nor is it in television drama . The point
of all this is that ...

Author: Alfred Brenner

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040196730

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 324

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Explains how to get started in television writing, how television programs are written and produced, the format of teleplays, and the techniques of screenwriting

Creating Dialogue for TV

This book is for anyone who has ever wondered what creative processes and attitudes lie behind the words they encounter when tuning into their favourite television show.

Author: Monika Bednarek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429639340

Category: Art

Page: 60

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As entertaining as it is enlightening, Creating Dialogue for TV: Screenwriters Talk Television presents interviews with five Hollywood professionals who talk about all things related to dialogue – from naturalistic style to the building of characters to swearing and dialect. Screenwriters/showrunners David Mandel (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Veep), Jane Espenson (Buffy, Battlestar Galactica, Once Upon a Time), Robert Berens (Supernatural), Sheila Lawrence (Gilmore Girls, Ugly Betty, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel), and Doris Egan (Tru Calling, House, Reign) field a linguist’s inquiries about the craft of writing dialogue. This book is for anyone who has ever wondered what creative processes and attitudes lie behind the words they encounter when tuning into their favourite television show. It provides direct insights into Hollywood writers’ knowledge and opinions of how language is used in television narratives, and in doing so shows how language awareness, attitudes and the craft of using words are utilised to create popular TV series. The book will appeal to students and teachers in screenwriting, creative writing and linguistics as well as lay readers.

Television Dramatic Camerawork

Direct movements are the actor moves that are dictated by the demands of the
script; moves such as exits, entrances, crosses to specific locations on the stage.
Inherent movement contained in the lines or dramatic situation, is usually
imposed ...

Author: Rolf Hector Currie

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025536587

Category: Television

Page: 148

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Television and Radio

It should be stressed , however , that in drama for any medium an excessive
reliance upon narration instead of on dramatic action and dialogue usually
weakens a play . Plotting . – Television dramas are generally shorter than stage
plays and ...

Author: Giraud Chester

Publisher: New York : Appleton-Century-Crofts

ISBN: MINN:319510018054876

Category: Broadcasting

Page: 613

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TV Scriptwriter s Handbook

In film - which , never forget , started out as a silent , purely visual method of
storytelling - dialogue is not necessarily the most important means of
communication or of expressing emotion . Nor is it in television drama . The point
of all this is that ...

Author: Alfred Brenner

Publisher:

ISBN: 187950510X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 326

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This television scriptwriting course addresses the new scriptwriter on many levels, from the initial impulse to enter the field through the mechanics of commercially successful scriptwriting and the how-to of seeking television work. Brenner offers the basic elements of dramatic writing within the context of developing a television script.

The Stylization of the Dramatic Television Image

... noted , in a statement which is also relevant to television production , that : The
camera is capable of photographing people's thoughts and feelings . Therefore ,
in contrast with the theatre , what is between the lines of dialogue-the wordless ...

Author: Rolf Hector Currie

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025536579

Category: Television

Page: 314

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Writing Compelling Dialogue for Film and TV

This book provides writers with an assortment of dialogue and language tools, techniques, and exercises and teaches them how to perceive and understand the function, intent and thematic/psychological elements that dialogue can convey about ...

Author: Loren-Paul Caplin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 036725686X

Category: Dialogue in motion pictures

Page: 214

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Writing Compelling Dialogue for Film and TV is a practical guide that provides you, the screenwriter, with a clear set of exercises, tools, and methods to raise your ability to hear and discern conversation at a more complex level, in turn allowing you to create better, more nuanced, complex and compelling dialogue. The process of understanding dialogue writing begins with increasing writers' awareness of what they hear. This book provides writers with an assortment of dialogue and language tools, techniques, and exercises and teaches them how to perceive and understand the function, intent and thematic/psychological elements that dialogue can convey about character, tone, and story. Text, subtext, voice, conflict, exposition, rhythm and style are among the many aspects covered. This book reminds us of the sheer joy of great dialogue and will change and enhance the way writers hear, listen to, and write dialogue, and along the way aid the writers' confidence in their own voice allowing them to become more proficient writers of dialogue. Written by veteran screenwriter, playwright, and screenwriting professor Loren-Paul Caplin, Writing Compelling Dialogue is an invaluable writing tool for any aspiring screenwriter who wants to improve their ability to write dialogue for film and television, as well as students, professionals, and educators.

The Application of Children s Drama Principles to an Educational Television Series

Dialogue .-- Many dramatic situations were chosen which contained a great deal
of dialogue . It was felt that dialogue offered variety within the situation and
enhanced the appeal of the selection . Actually dialogue offered one of the best ...

Author: Virginia Lee Fowler

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293100964752

Category: Children's literature

Page: 262

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Dialogue on Film

DAVID WOLPER SEMINAR JAMES POWERS : As you undoubtedly know , David
Wolper is both a television and a feature film producer . He has produced both
documentaries and dramatic films , and certainly knows a great deal about the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015005348910

Category: Motion pictures

Page:

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American Television Drama

The Experimental Years William Hawes. Drama is a crystallization of human
emotion displayed in dialogue , action , and scenes that reveal the best and the
worst qualities of human beings . A conflict of human wills , circumstances , or
actions ...

Author: William Hawes

Publisher: University, AL : University of Alabama Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106007675405

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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Anchored in fact and sprinkled with anecdotes, this volume chronicles the early years in the development of television drama, prior to the emergence of television networks. Between the years 1928 -- the year of the first television drama -- and 1947 -- the year of the first dramatic anthology series--hundreds of television dramas were produced. Hawes focuses on the administrative, artistic, and technological concerns that arose at the National Broadcasting Company, the Columbia Broadcasting System and other experimental television stations in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. He also discusses the contribution of television critics, the significance of radio and motion picture industries, and the role of advertising in television drama. ISBN 0-8173-0276-XL $29.95.

The Television Drama of Paddy Chayefsky

For the remainder of Chayefsky ' s plays that were studied , the specific dramatic
actions of each agent will lead that agent directly to adjustment . Chayef sky ,
then , for his more complex protagonists , must devote some expository dialogue
to ...

Author: William Jere Hough

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89105683288

Category: Television plays

Page: 280

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Writing a Television Play

We want the characters to sound real, but the very nature of drama—the
compression of time and space—demands a certain artfulness. It's much like a ...
There is nothing haphazard about good dramatic dialogue. When it sounds right,
it is the ...

Author: Michelle Cousin

Publisher: Lintel Publications Company

ISBN: UCSC:32106008566413

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

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Television Writing

Sound — Con United see script example, 165 defining the, 60 by charade, 55 by
dialogue, 55 by set, 55 see script ... to, 13 Tally light, 9-10 Television, compared
to films, 3 compared with radio, 3 Television drama, scope of, 51 Television, ...

Author: Robert S. Greene

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015000232085

Category: Television authorship

Page: 274

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How to Write for Television 6th Edition

This inspiring book is full of professional tips and techniques that producers, agents and script editors would give you themselves - if only they had the time.

Author: William Smethurst

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848033634

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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Television is a growth industry with an insatiable hunger for writing talent. Soaps, series dramas, plays, situation comedies - television constantly needs new writers. This inspiring book is full of professional tips and techniques that producers, agents and script editors would give you themselves - if only they had the time. Complete with vital information on how to sell your writing - and how much you can earn. Packed with tips for writing and selling. Lists essential contacts and phone numbers. Contents: List of Illustrations; The opportunities; 1. The basics; 2. Story & theme; 3. Style; 4. Structure; 5. Plotting; 6. Visual Interest; 7. Dialogue; 8. Characterisation; 9. Situation Comedy; 10. Presentation; 11. From Script to Screen; 12. The difficult Markets; 13. Programmes Looking for Writers; 14. Soap Operas; 15. Other Markets for Scripts; 16. Common Queries; 17. TV Talk; 18. Organisations That Will Help You; 19. Where to Send your Script; Further reading; Index.

The Screenwriter s Handbook 2010

It also offers classes in the hour - long television drama , sitcom writing , and short
script writing which includes writing training films , promotional pieces , 30 and 60
second advertising spots , infomercials and other corporate materials .

Author: Barry Turner

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: PSU:000064178462

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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Containing thousands of entries covering every aspect of screenwriting, with provocative articles and advice from leading representatives of the trade, this practical, straightforward guide provides full details on the core markets and the way the television and film industries are going.

Writing Radio and Television Scripts

Edward Albee used lowscale conversation in The American Dream . It seemed
pointless , even banal , completely lacking in import , until it was found to be
mounting to a shock of horror . In 1956 CBC - TV presented a half - hour drama ...

Author: Kate Munro

Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041290821

Category: Radio authorship

Page: 160

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The Journal Institute of Journalists

A Question of Honest Payment 66 WRITING FOR T.V. of Throgrammes a receive
fifty unsolicited Forty Years Back ... B.B.C. Television Drama Director . drama and
dialogue is very specialised ; Dr. Woodrow Wilson , the new President He was ...

Author: Institute of Journalists (Great Britain)

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951001410819I

Category: Journalism

Page:

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Writing for the Broadcast Media

Have only essential visual and aural elements been included to provide a
meaningful perception of the drama or comedy ? Is the script realistically
producible for the intended market ( television series , made for - TV movie ,
theatrical motion ...

Author: Peter E. Mayeux

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: IND:39000016216397

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

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