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Writing the short film

Author: Patricia Cooper; Ken Dancyger
Publisher: Burlington, MA : Elsevier/Focal Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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The short film is a unique narrative art form that, while lending itself to experimentation, requires tremendous discipline in following traditional filmic considerations. This book takes the student and novice screenwriter through the storytelling process- from conception, to visualization, to dramatization, to characterization and dialogue- and teaches them how to create a dramatic narrative that is at once short  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short films
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Cooper; Ken Dancyger
ISBN: 0240805887 9780240805887
OCLC Number: 57676748
Description: ix, 359 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part 1. Fundamentals : breaking ground. Storytelling in general --
Telling a story in images --
Using sound to tell the story --
Discovering and exploring a main character --
Telling the dramatic story --
Writing an original short screenplay --
On revision : substance and style --
Part 2. Moving forward : writing strategies. The need for storytelling --
Visualization strategies --
Dramatic strategies --
Characterization strategies --
More on dialogue strategies --
Part 3. Genres : forming the story. The melodrama --
The docudrama --
The hyperdrama --
The experimental narrative --
Part 4. New directions. The opportunity for renewal --
Appendix A : Short short screenplays. Vincent / Gert Embrechts --
Sob story / Matthew E. Goldenberg, Michael Slavens --
Pigeon / Anthony Green --
Appendix B : Short screenplays. Another story / Lisa Wood Shapiro --
The lady in waiting / Christian Taylor --
Sleeping beauties / Karyn Kusama --
The wounding / Susan Emerling --
Dead letters don't die / Anais Granofsky, Michael Swanhaus.
Responsibility: Pat Cooper and Ken Dancyger.
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