Screenwriting Poetics and the Screen Idea

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Springer, 30 oct. 2013 - 271 pages
A new, original investigation into how screenwriting works; the practices, creative 'poetics' and texts that serve the screen idea. Using a range of film, media and creative theories, it includes new case studies on the successful ITV soap Emmerdale, Hitchcock's first major screenwriter and David Lean's unfinished film, Nostromo.
 

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Table des matières

1 Introduction
1
2 Theoretical Approaches
12
3 The Orthodox Poetics of Screenwriting
36
4 The Real World and Screenwriting as Work
62
Emmerdale
81
6 The Individual Their Creativity and the Poetics
111
Eliot Stannard
132
The Text Object
161
Nostromo
190
10 Screenwriting Studies
216
Appendices
227
References
231
Index
254
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Dr Ian W. Macdonald worked for the BBC, IBA, London Weekend Television, and the British Film Institute before becoming Head of the Northern Film School at Leeds Met in 1992, joining the University of Leeds in 2006. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Screenwriting and co-founder of the Screenwriting Research Network (www.screenwritingresearch.com).

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