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Writing Your Screenplay - Lisa Dethridge

Writing Your Screenplay

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You have no excuse for not writing a great script now. This book will do the heavy lifting for you. All you have to do is come up with a great story to tell; the rest is covered in this thoughtful, thorough tour of the screenwriting process...Christopher Vogler, author of The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers and Hollywood script consultant..I have been quoting Lisa Dethridge for years. Thanks to this book I can now refer my students to chapter and verse. Lisa Dethridge illuminates the art, craft and industry of the screenwriter. I recommend her book to all my students...Paul Thompson, Associate Professor, Film and Television, New York University and former Head of Film and Television, Australian Film, Television and Radio School..So you want to write a screenplay that will make it to the big screen? Whether you are a professional or a film buff with a powerful creative urge, Writing Your Screenplay shows how to master the craft of writing for the screen. Experienced screenwriter, script and story editor Dr Lisa Dethridge takes you beyond a formulaic approach, offering insights into classic mythic structures as well as contemporary story-telling techniques that underlie good screenwriting. She explains how to create cohesive plots, likeable characters, compelling action and dialogue; strong scenes and a visual 'world' that will engage international audiences...Dr Lisa Dethridge has twenty years experience as a writer and teacher of media communications in Australia and the USA.

Introduction..Why write for the screen?..Essential tools for screenplay development..Creating a screenwriting folio..Chapter 1: Cinema creates a parallel universe..The demands of art, the industry and the market..Understanding the industry..The basic economy of film..What makes your audience tick?..What makes a good story?..Connecting with the audience..How to create a timely story..Writing a 'period' film..Finding the 'hook'..Genre defines audience expectations..Put a twist on familiar themes..The producer's big questions: Who cares? and So what?..Exercise 1: Creating your screenwriting folio..Chapter 2: Know the rules before you break them..The screenplay is a coded document..The four Ps.. The protagonist.. The central dramatic problem.. The plot.. The premise..How the four Ps interlock..Exercise 2: The log book..

ISBN: 9781741150995
ISBN-10: 174115099X
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 1st July 2003
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Edition Number: 1