A Philosophy 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?

Author: Ted Nannicelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415521444

Category: Art

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 Screenplay

Offers practical advice on writing, editing, and submitting a screenplay This book invites readers to develop their writing and creative abilities through projects and challenging exercises.

Author: Margaret Mehring

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 0240800079

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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Offers practical advice on writing, editing, and submitting a screenplay

Suspect

Certain her homeless and deaf-mute client is innocent, a public defender works closely with a juror to unravel a complicated web of corruption and murder.

Author: Eric Roth

Publisher: Harvest Moon Pub

ISBN: 1929750293

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 278

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Certain her homeless and deaf-mute client is innocent, a public defender works closely with a juror to unravel a complicated web of corruption and murder.

The Screenplay Business

This book will help producers and writers to nurture their stories through the long development process to the screen.

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.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 The Screenplay

The Trial of the Chicago 7 stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Frank Langella, and Mark Rylance, among others, directed by Aaron Sorkin. This book is Sorkin’s screenplay, the first of his movie screenplays ever published.

Author: Aaron Sorkin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982163259

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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The brilliant screenplay of the forthcoming film The Trial of the Chicago 7 by Academy and Emmy Award–winning screenwriter and director Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin’s film dramatizes the 1969 trial of seven prominent anti-Vietnam War activists in Chicago. Originally there were eight defendants, but one, Bobby Seale, was severed from the trial by Judge Julius Hoffman—after Hoffman had ordered Seale bound and gagged in court. The defendants were a mix of counterculture revolutionaries such as Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, and political activists such as Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, and David Dellinger, the last a longtime pacifist who was a generation older than the others. Their lawyers argued that the right to free speech was on trial, whether that speech concerned lifestyles or politics. The Trial of the Chicago 7 stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Frank Langella, and Mark Rylance, among others, directed by Aaron Sorkin. This book is Sorkin’s screenplay, the first of his movie screenplays ever published.

Analysing the Screenplay

Most producers and directors acknowledge the crucial role of the screenplay, yet
the film script has received little academic attention until recently, even though
the screenplay has been in existence since the early twentieth century. Analysing
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Author: Jill Nelmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136912443

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Most producers and directors acknowledge the crucial role of the screenplay, yet the film script has received little academic attention until recently, even though the screenplay has been in existence since the end of the 19th century. Analysing the Screenplay highlights the screenplay as an important form in itself, as opposed to merely being the first stage of the production process. It explores a number of possible approaches to studying the screenplay, considering the depth and breadth of the subject area, including: the history and early development of the screenplay in the United States, France and Britain the process of screenplay writing and its peculiar relationship to film production the assumption that the screenplay is standardised in form and certain stories or styles are universal the range of writing outside the mainstream, from independent film to story ideas in Bhutanese film production to animation possible critical approaches to analysing the screenplay. Analysing the Screenplay is a comprehensive anthology, offering a global selection of contributions from internationally renowned, specialist authors. Together they provide readers with an insight into this fascinating yet complex written form. This anthology will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students on a range of Film Studies courses, particularly those on scriptwriting.

Writing the Screenplay

In this new edition, Emmy-Award winner Alan Armer takes aspiring writers through the essential steps needed to create successful dramatic scripts for TV and film: visual, thinking, characters and plotting, story structure and conflict, ...

Author: Alan A. Armer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0534166687

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

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In this new edition, Emmy-Award winner Alan Armer takes aspiring writers through the essential steps needed to create successful dramatic scripts for TV and film: visual, thinking, characters and plotting, story structure and conflict, dialog, and formats. The book is filled with time-honored theory and down-to-earth, practical advice on everything from creating three-dimensional character to marketing scripts. Armery suggests that there is still plenty of room for "good" writers in the industry, offering readers inspiration and encourgement to master their craft.

Short Films

The book also includes a number of award-winning scripts and interviews, advice and contributions from their award-winning screenwriters and a discussion of the benefits to writers of writing short screenplays.

Author: Patrick Nash

Publisher: Old Castle

ISBN: 1842435019

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 255

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Every award-winning short film begins its life with a clever idea, a good story and a screenplay. Patrick Nash here analyses the process of writing short film screenplays and gives advice on story and structure, idea generation, plot and pace, screenplay format, character motivation and goals, cliches and stereotypes, hooking the viewer, rewriting and much more. The book also includes a number of award-winning scripts and interviews, advice and contributions from award-winning screenwriters and a discussion of the benefits to writing a short screenplay.

Writing the Screenplay

Full of insight and drawing on the author’s many years experience of writing and teaching, this book uses a wide range of examples from screenplays to illustrate the process of screenwriting in an entertaining and informative way.

Author: Jill Nelmes

Publisher: Robert Hale Limited

ISBN: 0709089163

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 301

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Writing the Screenplay not only guides you through the stages needed to create a good screenplay but also encourages you to develop dramatic situations, as well as creating vivid characters and the right structure for your story. The book is divided into two sections. Part one focuses on preparing to write, while part two goes through the writing process in straightforward and easy steps, from developing the idea to the final rewrite. Full of insight and drawing on the author’s many years experience of writing and teaching, this book uses a wide range of examples from screenplays to illustrate the process of screenwriting in an entertaining and informative way.

Ubik

Contains the unreleased screenplay version of the science fiction novel Ubik.

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547572697

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 172

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Contains the unreleased screenplay version of the science fiction novel Ubik.

The Lady in the Van

The screenplay edition of the major motion picture adaptation, starring Maggie Smith, of Alan Bennett's acclaimed story "The Lady in the Van" From acclaimed author and playwright Alan Bennett, whose smash hit The History Boys won a Tony ...

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781250089755

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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The screenplay edition of the major motion picture adaptation, starring Maggie Smith, of Alan Bennett's acclaimed story "The Lady in the Van" From acclaimed author and playwright Alan Bennett, whose smash hit The History Boys won a Tony Award for Best Play, comes the screenplay of The Lady in the Van-soon to be a major motion picture starring Dame Maggie Smith. The Lady in the Van is the true story of Bennett's experiences with an eccentric homeless woman, Miss Mary Shepherd, whom he befriended in the 1970s and allowed to temporarily park her van in front of his Camden home. She ended up staying there for fifteen years, resulting in an uncommon, often infuriating, and always highly entertaining friendship of a lifetime for the author. Read the screenplay of the film destined to be among the most talked about of the year, and discover the unbelievable story of one of the most unlikely-yet heartwarmingly real-relationships in modern literature.

A History of the Screenplay

International in scope and placing emphasis on the development and variety of screenplay texts themselves, this book will be an important and innovative addition to the current literature.

Author: S. Price

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137315700

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 278

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The screenplay is currently the focus of extensive critical re-evaluation, however, as yet there has been no comprehensive study of its historical development. International in scope and placing emphasis on the development and variety of screenplay texts themselves, this book will be an important and innovative addition to the current literature.

Americathon The Skits Behind the Screenplay

I dedicate this book to him.

Author: Phil Proctor

Publisher: BearManor Media

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 94

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Phil Proctor, co-founder of the legendary, surrealist comedy group, the thrice Grammy-nominated Firesign Theatre, in cahoots with Peter Bergman, Phil Austin and David Ossman, helped to create the most revolutionary comedy recordings ever made. Over a 50-year career, starting in the ‘60s and ending with them all in their 70s, they predicted reality TV, hackers, computer viruses, virtual reality, the fall of the Soviet Union, 9/11 and much more still to come. But during a breather in the Firesign career, Phil joined up with Pete to launch Proctor & Bergman on a crazy ride that took them on the road through the hip back pockets of the U.S. including Hawaii and even Canada with their own brand of surreal silliness, resulting in radio series, three records: TV or Not TV, Give Us a Break and What This Country Needs, and films including the cult hit J-Men Forever, and the topic of this story: Americathon. It started as Gothamathon, a cabaret skit that soon evolved into The Americathon, hosted by Bergman as the manic Jerry Jerry, and me as everyone else, designed to raise money to pay off the national debt. When Director Neal Israel, on the road to promote his hit, Tunnelvision (in which I have a fun role), caught our act in Boston – well, you’ll have to buy the book to learn “the rest of the story.” I’m sure you’ll enjoy it, and only wish that Peter was still here to relive these crazy daze. I dedicate this book to him.

Ned Kelly

The screenplay (based on Robert Drewe's novel 'Our Sunshine') of the movie directed by the Gregor Jordan ('Two Hands') and starring Heath Ledger.

Author: John Michael McDonagh

Publisher:

ISBN: 0868197157

Category: Bushrangers

Page: 96

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The screenplay (based on Robert Drewe's novel 'Our Sunshine') of the movie directed by the Gregor Jordan ('Two Hands') and starring Heath Ledger.

Beyond the Screenplay

This work analyzes dramatic structures, from Sophocles to Orson Welles and the 21st century cinema, all from the viewpoint of Hegelian dialectic.

Author: Zachariah Rush

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786491070

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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This work analyzes dramatic structures, from Sophocles to Orson Welles and the 21st century cinema, all from the viewpoint of Hegelian dialectic. Utilizing this dialectical process the author demonstrates its particular application to the writing of a screenplay, which should not be considered a simple schematic or formulaic blueprint but legitimate dramatic literature.

My Life

The videotaping leads the man on a journey of self-discovery and reconciliation. Bruce Joel Rubin made his directorial debut in the 1993 film of his screenplay.

Author: Bruce Joel Rubin

Publisher: Harvest Moon Pub

ISBN: 1929750412

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 292

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A young, successful advertising executive with a loving wife and a baby on the way learns he is terminally ill. Realizing that he will die in just a few months, he videotapes his life for his unborn child. The videotaping leads the man on a journey of self-discovery and reconciliation. Bruce Joel Rubin made his directorial debut in the 1993 film of his screenplay.

Some Mother s Son

Some Mother's Son tells their story through the shared experience of two mothers - one a strident nationalist, the other a pacifist - who must come to terms with the political beliefs that may take their sons' lives.

Author: Terry George

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802135099

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 153

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A screenplay describes the impact of the hunger strikes by imprisoned Irish nationalists on two of their mothers, one a nationalist, the other, a pacifist.

Aspects of the Screenplay

Aspects of the Screenplay deals with film dialogue: how best to write it while also focusing on other critical aspects of the screenplay.

Author: Mark Axelrod

Publisher: Heinemann Drama

ISBN: UOM:39015050807547

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 141

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Aspects of the Screenplay deals with film dialogue: how best to write it while also focusing on other critical aspects of the screenplay.

GWTW the Screenplay

An adaptation of the screenplay for the movie "Gone with the Wind", which results in a fuller dramatization than what was actually filmed.

Author: Sidney Coe Howard

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015058012538

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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An adaptation of the screenplay for the movie "Gone with the Wind", which results in a fuller dramatization than what was actually filmed.

Big Eyes

This edition, illustrated with photos throughout, contains the complete screenplay, an afterword by the screenwriters, and an interview with Margaret Keane, the real-life subject of Big Eyes, by Tyler Stallings.

Author: Scott Alexander

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781101911655

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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WITH AN INTERVIEW WITH MARGARET KEANE The full screenplay by award-winning Ed Wood writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski for acclaimed director Tim Burton's film Big Eyes, starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz. A rare close-up look into a corner of the 1950s and '60s art world and a perfectly observed account of a dysfunctional marriage, Big Eyes tells the true story of Margaret Keane, an artist who lived and worked in virtual slavery while her husband, Walter, gained fame and fortune passing himself off as the creator of his wife's wildly popular paintings. The story of their toxic relationship would culminate in a Hawaiian courtroom, as Margaret ultimately fights to save her name and reclaim her art, during a heated public court battle. This edition, illustrated with photos throughout, contains the complete screenplay, an afterword by the screenwriters, and an interview with Margaret Keane, the real-life subject of Big Eyes, by Tyler Stallings.