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Screenwriting poetics and the screen idea

Screenwriting poetics and the screen idea

Author: Ian Macdonald
Publisher: [Basingstoke] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: Palgrave studies in screenwriting.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Screenwriting Poetics and the Screen Idea" is a new and original investigation into how screenwriting works, showing how to understand, study and research screenwriting and screen narrative production. It explores three facets -- the practices, the creative 'poetics' and the texts -- to re-conceptualise and join together our understanding of screenwriting and development. These facets serve the 'screen idea', that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Macdonald, Ian (Ian W.).
Screenwriting poetics and the screen idea.
[Basingstoke] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
Named Person: Eliot Stannard; David Lean
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Macdonald
ISBN: 9780230392298 0230392296 1306179092 9781306179096 1349351911 9781349351916
OCLC Number: 863160054
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Theoretical Approaches --
3. The orthodox poetics of screenwriting --
4. The real world and screenwriting as work --
5. The Screen Idea Work Group: "Emmerdale" --
6. The individual, their creativity and the poetics --
7. Hitchcock's forgotten screenwriter: Eliot Stannard --
8. God is in the details: the text object --
9. The poetics of the screen idea: "Nostromo" --
10. Screenwriting studies.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in screenwriting.
Responsibility: Ian W. Macdonald.


A new, original investigation into how screenwriting works; the practices, creative 'poetics' and texts that serve the screen idea. Using a range of film, media and creative theories, it includes new  Read more...


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'The Emmerdale chapter is lively, informative and illuminating.' - John Whiston, Creative Director, Serial Dramas, ITV Studios'I much enjoyed reading your searching analysis of the evolution of the Read more...

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