Writing the Character Centered Screenplay Updated and Expanded edition

With this book, Horton, a film scholar and successful screenwriter, provides the definitive work on the character-based screenplay.

Author: Andrew Horton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520924177

Category: Performing Arts

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"We need good screenwriters who understand character." Everywhere Andrew Horton traveled in researching this book—from Hollywood to Hungary—he heard the same refrain. Yet most of the standard how-to books on screenwriting follow the film industry's earlier lead in focusing almost exclusively on plot and formulaic structures. With this book, Horton, a film scholar and successful screenwriter, provides the definitive work on the character-based screenplay. Exceptionally wide-ranging—covering American, international, mainstream, and "off-Hollywood" films, as well as television—the book offers creative strategies and essential practical information. Horton begins by placing screenwriting in the context of the storytelling tradition, arguing through literary and cultural analysis that all great stories revolve around a strong central character. He then suggests specific techniques and concepts to help any writer—whether new or experienced—build more vivid characters and screenplays. Centering his discussion around four film examples—including Thelma & Louise and The Silence of the Lambs—and the television series, Northern Exposure, he takes the reader step-by-step through the screenwriting process, starting with the development of multi-dimensional characters and continuing through to rewrite. Finally, he includes a wealth of information about contests, fellowships, and film festivals. Espousing a new, character-based approach to screenwriting, this engaging, insightful work will prove an essential guide to all of those involved in the writing and development of film scripts.

Shakespeare

Author: Muriel Clara Bradbrook

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0416736904

Category: Dramatists, English

Page: 272

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In this study, Shakespeare's own life story and the development of English theatrical history are placed in the wider context of Elizabethan and Jacobean times but the works themselves are the final objective of this 'applied biography'.

Sight and Sound

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ISBN: UCSC:32106012619240

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Film An International Bibliography

Author: Malte Hagener

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ISBN: UOM:39015056899217

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 479

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Kommentierte Bibliografie. Sie gibt Wissenschaftlern, Studierenden und Journalisten zuverlässig Auskunft über rund 6000 internationale Veröffentlichungen zum Thema Film und Medien. Die vorgestellten Rubriken reichen von Nachschlagewerk über Filmgeschichte bis hin zu Fernsehen, Video, Multimedia.

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film Romantic comedy Yugoslavia

In contrast to Hollywood , where few have ever been both writers and directors on
the same film , in Europe and other ... young American screenwriters must do :
write so that complete strangers “ get ” your story , characters , and themes . ...
Writing the Character - Centered Screenplay . 1994. Updated and expanded
edition .

Author: Barry Keith Grant

Publisher: Schirmer Books

ISBN: 0028657950

Category: Electronic books

Page: 4

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This reference source covers all aspects of the cinema, including film history, production, national cinemas, genre theory and criticism, and cultural contexts.

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German Cultural Criticism £ 12.50 paper , illustrated DAT VAUGHAN Writing the
CharacterCentered Screenplay ANDREW HORTON Updated and Expanded
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The Independent Film Video Monthly

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Updated and Expanded Edition " Horton ' s book is by far the most dimensional
book on character since Lajos Egri ' s The Art of Dramatic Writing ( 1949 ) .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105021206037

Category: Experimental films

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Depth of Field

May 15 , 1970 , was created by Kubrick in an experimental format that expanded
the formal aspects of the craft . In a traditional screenplay , the descriptive prose
runs from the left to the right margins and the dialogue is centered in a smaller
block . ... action to take on a poetic quality so that the reader clearly understands
the world in which the characters are living . The writing style evokes color , mood
, and atmosphere for the imagery and a sparse directness for the dialogue written
in ...

Author: Geoffrey Cocks

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299216101

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 342

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Director of some of the most controversial films of the twentieth century, Stanley Kubrick created a reputation as a Hollywood outsider as well as a cinematic genius. His diverse yet relatively small oeuvre—he directed only thirteen films during a career that spanned more than four decades—covers a broad range of the themes that shaped his century and continues to shape the twenty-first: war and crime, gender relations and class conflict, racism, and the fate of individual agency in a world of increasing social surveillance and control. In Depth of Field, leading screenwriters and scholars analyze Kubrick's films from a variety of perspectives. They examine such groundbreaking classics as Dr. Strangelove and 2001: A Space Odyssey and later films whose critical reputations are still in flux. Depth of Field ends with three viewpoints on Kubrick's final film, Eyes Wide Shut, placing it in the contexts of film history, the history and theory of psychoanalysis, and the sociology of sex and power. Probing Kubrick's whole body of work, Depth of Field is the first truly multidisciplinary study of one of the most innovative and controversial filmmakers of the twentieth century.

Screenwriting

Author: Jonathan Dawson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015049706164

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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Screenwriting: A Manual is a wide-ranging and accessible guide to industry practices and principles. Covering all forms of screenwriting and providing a comprehensive and considered approach to presenting work, it also allows for maximum creative freedom.

How Movies Work

The author's final may also be called “ final draft screenplay ” or " final draft " - but
not " final screenplay . ... Many writers arrive at their own nonstandard formats ,
ones that are comfortable to work in . ... Character cues ( names ) are capitalized
and centered above dialogue , and brief personal directions ( " angrily , " " drinks
... Some master - scene scripts are more loosely formatted than Ward's , and the
ones that are called “ story scripts ” may even resemble expanded treatments .

Author: Bruce F. Kawin

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: UCSC:32106019047205

Category: Cinematography

Page: 574

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"How Movies Work," offers the filmgoer an engaging and informative guide to the appreciation and evaluation of films. It provides a comprehensive consideration of movies from idea to script, casting, financing, shooting and distribution. Bruce Kawin addresses the book not just to students of film but to any filmgoer curious to know more about the process of the conception and creation of our favorite entertainment and art form.

World Literature Today

Oz ' s book paints an outstanding portrait of these self - centered and troubled
characters . ... As part of that very same Arab - world educational background (
later expanded by a period of study in Beirut ) , Said contributes some studies to
modern ... from Ben - Gal , but almost all of the characters , some of whom have
no experience in filmmaking and writing , recommend changes in the screenplay
.

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105029520942

Category: Bibliography

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American Book Publishing Record

0666 Technically - write ! / Ron Blicq , Lisa Moretto . 5th ed . Upper Saddle River ,
NJ : Prentice Hall , 1998 . p . cm . ... User - centered technology : a rhetorical
theory for computers and other mundane artifacts / Robert R . Johnson . ... 2 ' 3
How to write it , how to sell it : everything a screenwriter needs to know about
Hollywood , Linda Palmer . ... expanded . Paramus , N . J . : Prentice Hall , 1998 .
p . cm . Includes index . ( PE1483 . M43 1998 ] 21 98 - 27538 ISBN 0 - 13921065
- 2 34 .

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ISBN: UOM:39015079622612

Category: American literature

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Course Notes

Indeed , some se man in comparison - pits himself against the technologically
quels of recent years have severely ... on - one battle that will determine the logic
, as acknowledged by Bruce Willis ' character in Die Hard 2 fate of mankind ...
original film , was assigned a similar , killing machine sent from the future : yet ,
as credits rolled , it but much expanded role for Terminator 2 . Industrial Light and
As writer and director was clear that she was driving off to face an even greater
ordeal .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105002056070

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The Film Encyclopedia 7th Edition

Author: Ephraim Katz

Publisher: Collins Reference

ISBN: UCBK:C110545229

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1602

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Features alphabetically organized entries on the artistic, technical, and commercial aspects of movies, including style, genres, actors and actresses, directors, producers, and motion picture studios.

Illusions

But , interestingly in light of lain Sharp's comments , Thunderbox , far from being
social realist in character , works to ... the developments in Maori theatre centred
in groups such as Te Ohu Whakaari , and associated with Wellington's Taki Rua
Theatre . The film's screenwriter , Riwia Brown , has developed her writing and
directing skills at that theatre and the Warriors ... This aspect of Once Were
Warriors is greatly expanded in One Night Out Stealing , where Sonny Mahia , in
several ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105022105303

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The Translator

Screenwriting , film dialogue and concepts from dialogue studies First of all , film
dialogue differs from daily conversation in that it is meant for a third party . ...
blueprint of the film script , which in turn is a norm - bound narrative , typified by
its character - centred , personal or psychological causality . ... The film theme
and story are first laid down in the synopsis and subsequently expanded in the
treatment .

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ISBN: NWU:35556035624501

Category: Intercultural communication

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William Shakespeare s Richard III

A Screenplay Richard Loncraine ... I combed through the entire text to shorten it
but without losing any of the detailed development of plot or character . ... was
writing almost entirely in verse , he frequently captured a conversational tone ,
which some recent stage Richards ( or at least their ... The text I decided on in the
first draft was changed very little by subsequent versions but one cut , draft by
draft , I resisted . ... I similarly expanded the presence of Richmond , her husband
- to - be .

Author: Richard Loncraine

Publisher: Avon Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020415779

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 299

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New Statesman

Leach also wrote the screenplay for Tales from Hollywood this Pirates , whatever
that means – introWe may yet come to look ... Hampton's association with from
the Venice festival is of an expanded encourages Kevin Kline's Pirate King to
Horvath has ... the seashore set looks rather awful and character / narrator in this
new play , set in sion of Abbott and Costello Meet the ... Raymond ( real - life
talent centred around Los Angeles ; their whether Burt Lancaster's magistral ,
waning spray ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556015689318

Category: Great Britain

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