Writing for the Screen: Creative and Critical Approaches by Craig BattyWriting for the Screen: Creative and Critical Approaches by Craig Batty

Writing for the Screen: Creative and Critical Approaches

byCraig Batty, Zara Waldeback

Paperback | September 26, 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 interactive exercises create a wealth of ideas for those wishing to work in the industry or deepen their study of the practice.
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 edito...
Title:Writing for the Screen: Creative and Critical ApproachesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pagesPublished:September 26, 2008Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230550754

ISBN - 13:9780230550759


Table of Contents

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.