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Vale's technique of screen and television writing

Author: Eugene Vale
Publisher: Boston : Focal Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Vale's Technique of Screen and Television Writing, Revised Edition is the author's updated and expanded version of his classic book about the craft and mystery of writing screenplays and teleplays. This revision - of a work acclaimed as one of the best ever written on the subject - provides practical advice for the aspiring and established writer, while distinguishing the unique features of film and television from  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eugene Vale
ISBN: 0240803558 9780240803555
OCLC Number: 38120602
Notes: Revised edition of: The technique of screen & television writing. c1982.
Includes index.
Description: xi, 217 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Exciting New Media --
pt. I. The Form. 1. The Film and TV Language. 2. The Sources of Information. 3. Enlargement and Composition. 4. The Scene. 5. Selection of Information. 6. Division of Knowledge. 7. Three Types of Storytelling --
pt. II. The Dramatic Construction. 8. Characterization. 9. Transition of Action. 10. Disturbance and Adjustment. 11. Main Intentions and Subintentions. 12. The Effect upon the Audience. 13. Television, Cable and Pay TV, Video, Satellite Broadcasts --
pt. III. The Story. 14. From Idea to Final Form. 15. How to Choose Story Material. 16. Understandability, Probability, Identification. 17. Story Content. 18. The Writing of the Script. 19. The Young Filmmakers. 20. The Daring Conviction.
Other Titles: Technique of screen and television writing
Screen and television writing
Responsibility: Eugene Vale.
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A guide to writing for film and television. It takes you through the different phases of a film's development, from the original concept to the final shooting script. It gives an overview of the  Read more...

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'Eugene Vale, who knows whereof he speaks, has summed up the screen writer's problems in a book that is brilliant, and loaded with common sense.'The New York Times Book Review'Extremely interesting, Read more...

 
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