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Writing the horror movie

Author: Marc Blake; Sara Bailey
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tales of horror have always been with us, from Biblical times to the Gothic novel to successful modern day authors and screenwriters. Though the genre is often maligned, it is huge in popularity and its resilience is undeniable. Marc Blake and Sara Bailey offer a detailed analysis of the horror genre, including its subgenres, tropes and the specific requirements of the horror screenplay. Tracing the development of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Blake; Sara Bailey
ISBN: 9781441196187 1441196188
OCLC Number: 841201183
Description: viii, 259 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Welcome to the nightmare --
Why do we like to be scared? --
Horror movie history --
Subgenres --
Staging the horror : five tropes --
Creating the nemesis --
The first act: unease and dread, character and milieu --
The second act: modulating fear, terror and horror --
Third act: tragic and redemptive endings --
Prequels, sequels and franchises --
Adaptation: from page to screen --
Cross-genre --
World markets --
Low budget horror --
Forming the idea: writing exercises.
Responsibility: Marc Blake and Sara Bailey.

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The truth is that the screenplay is a bastard form of literature. It is not a play nor book nor movie, and not just simply a blueprint for a film. All movies, regardless of genre, depend on the Read more...

 
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