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Understanding screenwriting : learning from good, not-quite-so-good, and bad screenplays

Author: Tom Stempel
Publisher: New York : Continuum, [2008]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Screenplays analyzed include Lawrence of Arabia, Bull Durham, Rear Window, Fargo, Kinsey, Collateral, Jurassic Park, Something's Gotta Give, Titanic, Star Wars Episodes I, II, and III, and others.
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Genre/Form: Lehrmittel
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stempel, Tom, 1941-
Understanding screenwriting.
New York : Continuum, 2008
(OCoLC)654644614
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Stempel
ISBN: 9780826429391 0826429394
OCLC Number: 180574646
Description: x, 230 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Dedication --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
[pt]. 1. The good --
1. Lawrence of Arabia --
2. Bull Durham --
3. Rear Window --
4. Fargo --
5. Kinsey --
6. Y tu Mamá también --
7. Short takes on some good screenplays --
[pt]. 2. The not-quite-so-good --
8. Collateral --
9. Three Jurassic Parks --
10. Some Lawrence wannabes --
11. Something's gotta give --
12. Three slices of American Pie --
13. Short takes on some not-quite-so-good screenplays --
[pt]. 3. The bad --
14. Titantic --
15. Anchorman : the legend of Ron Burgundy --
16. Star Wars : episode 1, 2, and 3 --
17. Short takes on bad screenplays --
Questions.
Responsibility: Tom Stempel.
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Dissecting 21 screenplays, this book analyzes why certain aspects of a screenplay work and others do not. It looks at how the script of "Lawrence of Arabia" varies from the source, "Rear Window", and  Read more...

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