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Screenwriting : The Sequence Approach - Paul Gulino


The Sequence Approach

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780826415684
Number Of Pages: 224

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The sequence approach has its foundation in early Hollywood cinema (until the 1950s, most screenplays were formatted with sequences explicitly identified), and has been rediscovered and used effectively as such film schools as the University of Southern California, Columbia University and Chapman University. This book exposes a wide audience to the approach for the first time, introducing the concept then providing a sequence analysis of eleven significant feature films made between 1940 and 2000:
The Shop Around the Corner/Double Indemnity/Nights of Cabiria/North By Northwest/Lawrence of Arabia/The Graduate/One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest/Toy Story/Air Force One/Being John Malkovich/The Fellowship of the Ring

Industry Reviews

"With a fresh take on the oft-mystifying subject of screenplay structure, Gulino breaks some new ground in what I like to call 'screenwriteology' .the analyses are detailed, clear and insightful .In conclusion, if you're slaving for answers about structure, there's plenty to digest in The Sequence Approach. Bring you appetite, and Chef Gulino will make sure you don't go home with a hungry mind." Dave Trueman, Script, December 2004

Author's note
An introduction to sequencesp. 1
Toy story : firing on all eightp. 20
The shop around the corner : fractured symmetryp. 41
Double indemnity : flashback to the futurep. 64
Fellini's Nights of cabiria : nocturnal episodesp. 80
North by northwest : 1,700 miles in nine sequencesp. 97
Lawrence of Arabia : sixteen sequences and an intermissionp. 114
The graduate : passive main characterp. 145
One flew over the cuckoo's nest : midpoint reversalp. 158
Air force one : eight sequences eight miles upp. 172
Being John Malkovich : the disappearing lead actorp. 182
The fellowship of the ring : the shotgun approachp. 199
Sourcesp. 225
Indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9780826415684
ISBN-10: 0826415687
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition