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Writing for the Screen

Creative and Critical Approaches

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 216
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Approaches to Writing

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26 September 2008

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This fresh approach to scriptwriting, innovative in style and approach, incorporates both creativity and critical appraisal as essential methods in writing for the screen. Contemporary case studies, in-depth analyses and...

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This fresh approach to scriptwriting, innovative in style and approach, incorporates both creativity and critical appraisal as essential methods in writing for the screen. Contemporary case studies, in-depth analyses and interactive exercises create a wealth of ideas for those wishing to work in the industry or deepen their study of the practice.

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An innovative and fresh approach to the art and practice of screenwriting, developing creative and critical awareness for writers, students and critics
Includes contemporary case studies, indepth analysis and unique writing exercises
Explores a wide variety of techniques, from detailed scene writing and nonlinear structure, to Documentary Drama and the Short Film

Acknowledgments
Introduction
PART I: FOUNDATIONS
1. Establishing Practice
2. Subject: Ideas into Character
3. Structure and Narrative
4. Visual Storytelling
5. Dialogue and Voice
6. The Cultures of Screenwriting
7. Key Points and Foundations Exercises
PART II: SPECULATIONS
8. Exploring Possibilities
9. Subjects: Ideas into Character
10. Structures and Narratives
11. Visual Storytelling
12. Dialogues and Voices
13. Further Cultures of Screenwriting
14. Key Points and Speculations Exercises
Notes
Bibliography
Index.

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Craig Batty is Senior Lecturer in Screenwriting at Bournemouth University, UK. He is a writer and script consultant, and has published widely on screenwriting.

Zara Waldeback devised the Creative Screenwriting MA at Thames Valley University and has previously worked at Brunel and Sussex Universities, UK. She freelances as a script editor and has worked for British Screen, First Film Foundation and Film London.

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Craig Batty is Senior Lecturer in Screenwriting at Bournemouth University, UK. He is a writer and script consultant, and has published widely on screenwriting.

Zara Waldeback devised the Creative Screenwriting MA at Thames Valley University and has previously worked at Brunel and Sussex Universities, UK. She freelances as a script editor and has worked for British Screen, First Film Foundation and Film London.

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