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Film Stories : Screenplays as Story - Michael Roemer

Film Stories

Screenplays as Story


Published: 1st August 2001
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From the critically-acclaimed independent filmmaker, Michael Roemer, comes Film Stories: Screenplays as Story, the highly-anticipated first collection of screenplays. Beyond film scripts, this volume (the first of two) is designed to help film students master concepts such three-act structure, conflict, surprise, rising action, and crisis, while crafting not just a story, but a narrative.

For filmmakers and screenwriters, the writer and director Michael Roemer (Yale U.) discusses his highly personal approach to screenwriting. Early on, Roemer realized that the rules and conventions most frequently espoused in film schools and texts taught not how to tell a story but how to tell a story that would sell-by meeting audience expectations and avoiding any challenge to deeply held convictions. Roemer instead chose a path that didn't ensure commercial success, but that allowed his stories to unfold as an integral part of his life. Vol. 1 included a comprehensive introduction and the screenplays of Roemer's films Nothing but a man, The plot against Harry, Stone my heart, Pilgrim, farewell, and Losing Emily. Reference and Research Book News

ISBN: 9780810839106
ISBN-10: 0810839105
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 386
Published: 1st August 2001
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 14.99  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.56