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Screen adaptation : beyond the basics : techniques for adapting books, comics, and real-life stories into screenplays

Author: Eric R Williams; Tyler Ayres
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Once you understand the basics of screenwriting, ideas for your next screenplay are everywhere. Whether it comes from a favorite children's book, a summer novel you discover accidentally, a news story that catches your imagination, or a chapter from your own life -- advanced screenwriting strategies should now guide you through your first adaptation. In Screen Adaptation: Beyond the Basics, award-winning  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Williams, Eric R., author.
Screen adaptation
New York ; London : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
(DLC) 2017005812
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric R Williams; Tyler Ayres
ISBN: 9781315669410 1315669412 9781317364030 1317364031
OCLC Number: 986993829
Notes: "A Focal Press book"--Cover.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Chapter 1 Beyond the Rules Adaptation / Eric R. Williams --
chapter 2 Fundamentals of Adaptation / Eric R. Williams --
chapter 3 Adapting Jim Day's "Karelia" / Eric R. Williams --
section One Basic Practices --
chapter 4 Recognizing your Genre / Eric R. Williams --
chapter 5 Strengthening your Emotional Center / Eric R. Williams --
chapter 6 Utilizing your Characters' Motivation and Dialogue / Eric R. Williams --
chapter 7 Adapting Jo Weiss' "The Pool" / Eric R. Williams --
section Two Intermediate Practices --
chapter 8 Thematic Approaches / Eric R. Williams --
chapter 9 Reshaping Structure / Eric R. Williams --
chapter 10 Crafting and Honing Tension / Eric R. Williams --
chapter 11 The Triangle of Knowledge / Eric R. Williams --
chapter 12 Adapting Damion Armentrout's "So the Young Enter the World" / Eric R. Williams --
section Three Advanced Practices.
Responsibility: Eric R. Williams ; with illustrations by Tyler Ayres.

Abstract:

"Once you understand the basics of screenwriting, ideas for your next screenplay are everywhere. Whether it comes from a favorite children's book, a summer novel you discover accidentally, a news story that catches your imagination, or a chapter from your own life -- advanced screenwriting strategies should now guide you through your first adaptation. In Screen Adaptation: Beyond the Basics, award-winning screenwriter Eric Williams uses examples from award-winning screenplays to explain new storytelling techniques. His real-world examples illustrate a range of advanced approaches -- including new ways to identify and craft tension, how to reimagine structure and character, and how to strengthen emotional depth in your characters and in the audience. Screen Adaptation: Beyond the Basics teaches readers new ways to engage with source material in order to make successful adaptation decisions, regardless of the source material. The book offers:Three detailed examples of award-winning adaptations by the author, including the complete short story and final scripts used in the Voices From the Heartland project;Breakout boxes highlighting modern and historical adaptations and providing examples for each concept discussed in the book;More than fifty charts providing easy-to-use visual representations of complex concepts;New screenwriting techniques developed by the author, including the Triangle of Knowledge, the Storyteller's Parallax, and the idea of Super Genres as part of a Screenwriters Taxonomy."--Provided by publisher.

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"As a professional screenwriter and professor of film and media arts for the past 20 years, Eric Williams has been involved in the adaptation process many times over. Using his own personal Read more...

 
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