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Secrets of screenplay structure : how to recognize and emulate the structural frameworks of great films

Author: Linda J Cowgill
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Lone Eagle Pub., ©1999.
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Linda Cowgill's new book, Secrets of Screenplay Structure, articulates the concepts of successful screenplay structure in a clear language, based on the study and analysis of great films from the thirties to present day. Secrets of Screenplay Structure helps writers understand how and why great films work as well as how great form and function can combine to bring a story alive.
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Cowgill, Linda J., 1955-
Secrets of screenplay structure.
Los Angeles, CA : Lone Eagle Pub., ©1999
(OCoLC)607095518
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda J Cowgill
ISBN: 158065004X 9781580650045
OCLC Number: 39981494
Description: xv, 318 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The Essence of Dramatic Structure --
Ch. 2. The Three-part Nature of Screenplay Structure --
Ch. 3. Five Key Focal Points --
Ch. 4. Characterization's Relationship to Structure --
Ch. 5. Theme's Relationship to Structure --
Ch. 6. The Structure of Plotting --
Ch. 7. Review --
Ch. 8. The Structure of Subplots --
Ch. 9. Structure and the Ensemble Film --
Ch. 10. Structure and the Nonlinear Plot --
Ch. 11. Building Momentum: Structuring Scene and Action Sequences --
Ch. 12. Openings and the Main Exposition --
Ch. 13. The Middle --
The Rising Action --
Ch. 14. The Main Climax and Resolution --
Ch. 15. The Structure of Planting and Payoff --
Ch. 16. The Structure of Scenes --
Ch. 17. Dialogue --
Ch. 18. The Subtext of Meaning.
Responsibility: Linda J. Cowgill.

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