Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath by Linda SegerWriting Subtext: What Lies Beneath by Linda Seger

Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath

byLinda Seger

Paperback | March 1, 2017

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"What lurks in the shadows, just below waking consciousness?" Subtext can be the most important element in text and in a performance. It's an unseen force that speaks directly to the reader's unconscious, deepening meaning and understanding. Great subtext reveals more than simple dialogue and action and is at the heart of the best books and films. It is what glues us to the screen. This book goes far beyond dialogue, action, gestures, genre, and images. Written by one of the foremost script consultants in the world and the most prolific writer on screenwriting, this new edition adds new examples with chapters on analogy and love, and provides deeper explanations of how subtext works beneath the text. This edition has been expanded to be relevant to all fiction writers.
Dr. Linda Seger is the founder of the script consulting business. She has consulted on over 2,000 scripts since 1981 from all six continents and is considered one of the foremost script consultants in the world. As the author of nine books on screenwriting, she's the most prolific writer in this field. She's given seminars in over 30 c...
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Title:Writing Subtext: What Lies BeneathFormat:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 6 × 9 × 1 inPublished:March 1, 2017Publisher:Michael Wiese ProductionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1615932585

ISBN - 13:9781615932580

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter One Subtext: What Is It? How Do You Find It? Chapter Two The Backstory: What's Behind It? What's Before It? Chapter Three The Words: Not Telling It Like It Is Case Study: Double Indemnity Chapter Four Playing with Analogies Case Study: The Big Short Chapter Five Love Sparkles Beneath the Text Case Study: "Abnormal Psychology" from Cheers Chapter Six Gestures and Action: Showing It Beneath the Lines Chapter Seven Images and Metaphors: What You See Is Not All You Get Chapter Eight What Lurks Within the Genre Case Study: Avatar Chapter Nine The Super-Objective: Where and How Does the Subtextual River Flow? Case Study: Ordinary People Chapter Ten Writer Alvin Sargent Ruminates about Subtext