The Screenwriter in British Cinema

Drawing on otherwise unseen drafts of screenplays, correspondence and related material held in the Special Collections of the BFI National Archive, Nelmes's close textual analysis of the screenplay in its many forms illuminates both the ...

Author: Jill Nelmes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781839020476

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Though screenwriting is an essential part of the film production process, in Britain it is yet to be fully recognised as a form in itself. In this original study, Jill Nelmes brings the art of screenwriting into sharp focus, foregrounding the role of the screenwriter in British cinema from the 1930s to the present day. Drawing on otherwise unseen drafts of screenplays, correspondence and related material held in the Special Collections of the BFI National Archive, Nelmes's close textual analysis of the screenplay in its many forms illuminates both the writing and the production process. With case studies of a diverse range of key writers – from individuals such as Muriel Box, Robert Bolt and Paul Laverty, to teams such as the Carry On writers – Nelmes exposes the depth and breadth of this thriving field.

British Cinema Past and Present

film critics of the 1940s about who the true artist was in cinemathe director or
the screenwriter.5 It's interesting in this respect that Baker's first film, The October
Man, had as its main credit title 'The October Man by Eric Ambler'. (Ambler not ...

Author: Justine Ashby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135125158

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

View: 976


British Cinema: Past and Present responds to the commercial and critical success of British film in the 1990s. Providing a historical perspective to the contemporary resurgence of British cinema, this unique anthology brings together leading international scholars to investigate the rich diversity of British film production, from the early sound period of the 1930s to the present day. The contributors address: * British Cinema Studies and the concept of national cinema * the distribution and reception of British films in the US and Europe * key genres, movements and cycles of British cinema in the 1940s, 50s and 60s * questions of authorship and agency, with case studies of individual studios, stars, producers and directors * trends in British cinema, from propaganda films of the Second World War to the New Wave and the 'Swinging London' films of the Sixties * the representation of marginalised communities in films such as Trainspotting and The Full Monty * the evolution of social realism from Saturday Night, Sunday Morning to Nil By Mouth * changing approaches to Northern Ireland and the Troubles in films like The Long Good Friday and Alan Clarke's Elephant * contemporary 'art' and 'quality' cinema, from heritage drama to the work of Peter Greenaway, Derek Jarman, Terence Davies and Patrick Keiller.

The British Film Industry in 25 Careers

Counterpointing the essays on historical figures are interviews with contemporaries including the director Amma Asante, the writer and filmmaker Julian Fellowes, artist and director Isaac Julien, novelist and screenwriter Hanif Kureishi, ...

Author: Geoffrey Macnab

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350140721

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 205


The British Film Industry in 25 Careers tells the history of the British film industry from an unusual perspective - that of various mavericks, visionaries and outsiders who, often against considerable odds, have become successful producers, distributors, writers, directors, editors, props masters, publicists, special effects technicians, talent scouts, stars and, sometimes, even moguls. Some, such as Richard Attenborough and David Puttnam, are well-known names. Others, such as the screenwriter and editor Alma Reville, also known as Mrs Alfred Hitchcock; Constance Smith, the 'lost star' of British cinema, or the producer Betty Box and her director sister Muriel, are far less well known. What they all have in common, though, is that they found their own pathways into the British film business, overcoming barriers of nationality, race, class and gender to do so. Counterpointing the essays on historical figures are interviews with contemporaries including the director Amma Asante, the writer and filmmaker Julian Fellowes, artist and director Isaac Julien, novelist and screenwriter Hanif Kureishi, and media entrepreneur Efe Cakarel, founder of the online film platform MUBI, who've come into today's industry, adjusting to an era in which production and releasing models are changing – and in which films are distributed digitally as well as theatrically.

Screenwriters and Screenwriting

We have experienced what we might call a 'screenwriting turn' in the last five or
so years. ... The Psychology of Screenwriting: Theory and Practice (Lee, 2013),
The Screenwriter in British Cinema (Nelmes, 2013), Screenwriting Poetics and
the ...

Author: C. Batty

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137338938

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 301

View: 477


Screenwriters and Screenwriting is an innovative, fresh and lively book that is useful for both screenwriting practice and academic study. It is international in scope, with case studies and analyses from the US, the UK, Australia, Japan, Ireland and Denmark. The book presents a distinctive collection of chapters from creative academics and critical practitioners that serve one purpose: to put aspects of screenwriting practice into their relevant contexts. Focusing on how screenplays are written, developed and received, the contributors challenge assumptions of what 'screenwriting studies' might be, and celebrates the role of the screenwriter in the creation of a screenplay. It is intended to be thought provoking and stimulating, with the ultimate aim of inspiring current and future screenwriting practitioners and scholars.

Directory of World Cinema Britain 2

Piercing Time examines the role of photography in documenting urban change by juxtaposing contemporary 'rephotographs' taken by the author with images of nineteenth-century Paris taken by Charles Marville, who worked under Georges Haussmann ...

Author: Neil Mitchell

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783203970

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 753


Volume 1 was very much an 'overview' of British cinema, from its earliest days to the present. In this, the second volume, the essays will be more specific to certain periods and will encompass the evolutions of individual genres and directors. This will make for complimentary essays to volume 1 rather than simply an updating of them. The section on silent cinema and melodrama is replaced in this volume by War and Family Films the former being an interesting genre that has periodically appeared in British films in differing ways, and the latter because Britain has always produced hugely successful movies that appeal to family audiences. Rather than have three individual essays pertaining to Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, the volume will include examples of films made or set in those countries within the genre reviews. The volume will include information on established British directors such as Ken Loach and Danny Boyle as well as writing about avant-garde newcomer Ben Wheatley, who directed the fabulously strange, "A Field in England" (2013). This volume will also shine the spotlight on the British Film Institute, and its role in funding, preservation and education in relation to British cinema. This book takes a different angle to the first volume and as such would make an excellent companion to "Directory of World Cinema: Britain.""

Major Film Directors of the American and British Cinema

Commenting wryly on the legend promoted by Kael and some other critics that
film directors too often seek to usurp some of a screenwriter ' s credit by claiming
that they supervise the scripts of the movies they make , British director Ken ...

Author: Gene D. Phillips


ISBN: UOM:39015017697296

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 290

View: 155


This book focuses on fourteen American and British directors who warrant more attention than they have received in other cinema histories. This revised, updated, and expanded edition offers a new introductory chapter as well as an updated bibliography, filmography, and epilogue.

Creativity and Constraint in the British Film Industry

Writer Hanif Kureishi makes some interesting comments in his diary of the
making of the film Sammy and Rosie Get Laid . He displays a certain
ambivalence towards the necessity of collaboration . At first he felt a great sense
of relief when ...

Author: Duncan J. Petrie


ISBN: UOM:39015024793054

Category: Motion picture industry

Page: 249

View: 801


An examination of British film production in the late 1980s, this text attempts to identify the cultural/material context within which the film-making process occurs, exploring topics such as film technology, finance and aesthetics.

British Comedy Cinema

Richard. Curtis. and. British. comedy. cinema. James. Leggott. For good or ill,
Richard Curtis has been one of the most influential, profitable, and talked about
figures in British comedy. As the scriptwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral (
1994), ...

Author: I.Q. Hunter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136508370

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 858


British comedy cinema has been a mainstay of domestic production since the beginning of the last Century and arguably the most popular and important genre in British film history. This edited volume will offer the first comprehensive account of the rich and popular history of British comedy cinema from silent slapstick and satire to contemporary romantic comedy. Using a loosely chronological approach, essays cover successive decades of the 20th and 21st Century with a combination of case studies on key personalities, production cycles and studio output along with fresh approaches to issues of class and gender representation. It will present new research on familiar comedy cycles such as the Ealing Comedies and Carry On films as well as the largely undocumented silent period along with the rise of television spin offs from the 1970s and the development of animated comedy from 1915 to the present. Films covered include: St Trinians, A Fish Called Wanda, Brassed Off, Local Hero, The Full Monty, Four Lions and In the Loop. Contributors: Melanie Bell, Alan Burton, James Chapman, Richard Dacre, Ian Hunter, James Leggott, Sharon Lockyer, Andy Medhurst, Lawrence Napper, Tim O’Sullivan, Laraine Porter, Justin Smith, Sarah Street, Peter Waymark, Paul Wells

British Film Culture in the 1970s

And The Devils can be interpreted on one level as a film torn between admiration
for the coherence of the old order and an ... This was the adaptation by American
screenwriter, Robert Enders, of Barry England's late-1960s stage success.

Author: Sue Harper

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748654284

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 204


This volume draws a map of British film culture in the 1970s and provides a wide-ranging history of the period.

British Cinema History

5 , 15 Wilcox , Herbert , Twenty - five Thousand Sunsets ( London , Bodley Head ,
1967 ) Screenwriters Sadoul , Georges , British Creators of Film Technique ;
British Scenario Writers , the Creators of the language of D . W . Griffith , G . A ...

Author: James Curran

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: UOM:39015005200863

Category: Cinéma - Grande-Bretagne - Histoire

Page: 445

View: 440


Critical Cinema

Cole, H. And J. Haag (1999) Complete Guide to Standard Script Formats: Part 1,
The Screenplay. North Hollywood, CA: CMC Publishing. Cook, P. (ed.) (1985)
The Cinema Book. London: British Film Institute. Corliss, R. (1975) Talking
Picture: ...

Author: Clive Myer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231504560

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 385


Critical Cinema: Beyond the Theory of Practice purges the obstructive line between the making of and the theorising on film, uniting theory and practice in order to move beyond the commercial confines of Hollywood. Opening with an introduction by Bill Nichols, one of the world's leading writers on nonfiction film, this volume features contributions by such prominent authors as Noel Burch, Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen, Brian Winston and Patrick Fuery. Seminal filmmakers such as Peter Greenaway and Mike Figgis also contribute to the debate, making this book a critical text for students, academics, and independent filmmakers as well as for any reader interested in new perspectives on culture and film.

Thorold Dickinson and the British Cinema

27 Lindsay Anderson in Sequence , while conceding that the role of the
screenwriter was generally undervalued , came ... His emphasis on the
expressive potentialities of film technique is the result of a proper realisation that
what a film says ...

Author: Jeffrey Richards

Publisher: Scarecrow Filmmakers Series

ISBN: UOM:39015042144421

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 194

View: 797


Explores in detail every aspect of the life and career of Thorold Dickinson (1903-1984), who has been called the 'major lost talent of the British film industry.'

Destination London

German-Speaking Emigrés and British Cinema, 1925-1950 Tim Bergfelder,
Christian Cargnelli ... including the screenwriter Emeric Pressburger3 and the
producer/director Alexander Korda,4 the history of émigrés in the British film
industry ...

Author: Tim Bergfelder

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857450197

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 640


The legacy of emigrés in the British film industry, from the silent film era until after the Second World War, has been largely neglected in the scholarly literature. Destination London is the first book to redress this imbalance. Focusing on areas such as exile, genre, technological transfer, professional training and education, cross-cultural exchange and representation, it begins by mapping the reasons for this neglect before examining the contributions made to British cinema by emigré directors, actors, screenwriters, cinematographers, set designers, and composers. It goes on to assess the cultural and economic contexts of transnational industry collaborations in the 1920s, artistic cosmopolitanism in the 1930s, and anti-Nazi propaganda in the 1940s.

Alfred Hitchcock the British Cinema

Cutts began as an exhibitor but had become a director in the early 1920s ,
establishing himself as ' the most successful director making films in Britain ' .
Such an accolade , however , has to be placed in the context of the small
indigenous ...

Author: Tom Ryall


ISBN: UOM:39015011511154

Category: Cinema films - Directing - Hitchcock, Alfred - Critical studies

Page: 193

View: 157


First published in 1986, this standard account of Hitchcock's British films and film-making is now available again in a Second Edition with a new Introduction and Bibliography. It will be welcomed by all students of the film and admirers of Hitchcock.

The Screenwriter s Handbook 2010

Among the prizes on offer are Best British 15 Second Short , British Documentary
, British Independent Film , British Short Film , Foreign Independent Film and
Screenplay . a published book ( in English ) , under the age of 30 ( when the work

Author: Barry Turner

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: PSU:000064178462

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

View: 859


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.

An Autobiography of British Cinema

Hitch had just Estelle Brody ; I also provided some titles for this finished all but
one of his contract films , Gainsborsilent ... I was also very closely to the
screenplay , which he had read to responsible for costuming all the character
people him .

Author: Brian McFarlane

Publisher: Methuen Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015047113546

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 656

View: 533


An Autobiography of British Cinema tell the story of British film by those who made it.

Pop Music in British Cinema

Cracker and The Lakes for television and the film Priest P - Louise Garfield ,
Arnie Gelbart , Thom Fitgerald . ... Screenwriter McGovern had written The James
Gang ( 1997 Mike Barker , UK / Canada ) Hand Made Films / BBC Scotland ...

Author: Kevin Donnelly

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: 0851708633

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 282

View: 167


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E A Dupont and His Contribution to British Film

Iris Barry, Let's Go to the Movies (New York: Payson and Clarke, 1926), 233. 4.
Elsaesser, Weimar Cinema, 376. 5. Linda Townsend, “Piccadilly (1929),” in Fifty
Key British Films, ed. Sarah Burrow and John White, 20 (New York: Routledge, ...

Author: Paul Matthew St. Pierre

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838642580

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 222

View: 767



London : British Film Institute / Bloomington : Indiana University Press , 39 – 58 . (
1988b ( 1928 ] ) ' Literature and Cinema : Reply to a Questionnaire ' , in Selected
Works , Volume 1 , Writings , 1922 – 34 , ed . Richard Taylor . London : British ...

Author: Steven Maras


ISBN: UOM:39015078794248

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 227

View: 143


Working across contemporary histories of film and screenwriting, and US screenwriting manuals from the 1910s and 1920s, this volume breaks new ground in thinking about the nature of scripting, and how screenwriting took shape as a particular kind of practice.

The British film and television industries

So it is to try and find a way that a proportion comes to the production companies
which would , in the end , benefit the Film Council because we should be able to
make more profitable films on that basis . Q375 Chairman : That is a very ...

Author: Stationery Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0108459306

Category: Political Science

Page: 617

View: 398


British Film and Television Industries--Decline or Opportunity?, Volume II: Evidence