Writing for the Screen: Creative and Critical Approaches

Paperback | September 15, 2008

byCraig Batty, Zara Waldeback

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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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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 th...

CRAIG BATTY is Senior Lecturer in Media Writing at the University of Portsmouth, 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 scrip...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.45 inPublished:September 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230550754

ISBN - 13:9780230550759

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
PART I: FOUNDATIONS
Establishing Practice
Subject: Ideas into Character
Structure and Narrative
Visual Storytelling
Dialogue and Voice
The Cultures of Screenwriting
Key Points and Foundations Exercises
PART II: SPECULATIONS
Exploring Possibilities
Subjects: Ideas into Character
Structures and Narratives
Visual Storytelling
Dialogues and Voices
Further Cultures of Screenwriting
Key Points and Speculations Exercises
Notes
Bibliography
Index