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Dan O'Bannon's guide to screenplay structure : inside tips from the writer of Alien, Total recall and Return of the living dead

Author: Dan O'Bannon; Matt R Lohr
Publisher: Studio City, Calif. : Michael Wiese Productions, ©2013.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan O'Bannon; Matt R Lohr
ISBN: 9781615931309 1615931309
OCLC Number: 795758503
Description: xxiii, 244 p. : ill. 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Roger Corman --
Preface / Matt R. Lohr --
Introduction: or A fistful of popcorn --
Looking for the formula, or The quest for the watchable sow's ear --
Toward a definition of structure, or Let's not get physical --
Other people's systems, or For those who bought my book by mistake : Aristotle: the plot's the thing ; Lajos Egri: defeating the thud ; Howard & Mabley: ironying out the wrinkles ; Syd Field: brother, can you paradigm? ; Robert McKee: falling into the gap --
Dynamic conflict defined, or Guy versus guy --
Dan O'Bannon's dynamic structure, or getting to poof --
Dynamic character: O'Bannon on character as structure, or Choosy writers choose choice --
Structural analysis, or Don't take my word for it : Casablanca ; Citizen Kane ; Crouching tiger, hidden dragon ; A doll's house ; Dracula (1931) ; Dumb & dumber ; Invasion of the body snatchers ; King Lear ; Lawrence of Arabia ; Lost horizon (1937) ; Psycho (1960) ; Some like it hot --
Do-it-yourself script analysis, or Take your word for it! --
Story typology, or It's in the way that you use it --
On pace, exposition, and twists, or introducing hedonic adaptation --
Why three acts? or Pass ergo, collect $200 --
Length of a screenplay, or Filling the digital doggy bag --
Inspiration versus rules, or Calling the script cops --
Perspective, or Phooey on what you say --
What is a producer? or Not who, what --
Screen credits, or joining the desaparecidos --
Why be a screenwriter? or I'll make this brief --
Fear, or Taking in the garbage --
Conclusion / Matt R. Lohr --
Afterword / Dianne O'Bannon --
Dan O'Bannon: filmography.
Other Titles: Guide to screeplay structure
Responsibility: Dan O'Bannon ; with Matt R. Lohr.

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