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Alternative Scriptwriting Successfully Breaking the Rules

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ISBN-10: 0240808495

ISBN-13: 9780240808499

Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Ken Dancyger, Jeff Rush

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Going beyond the conventional three-act structure and exploring more inventive approaches, this text aims to challenge readers to take creative risks with genre, tone, character and structure.
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Book details

List price: $35.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 9/12/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Acknowledgments for the Fourth Edition
Beyond the Rules
Critique of Restorative Three-Act Form
More Thoughts on Three Acts: Fifteen Years Later
Narrative and Anti-Narrative: The Case of the Two Stevens: The Work of Steven Spielberg and Steven Soderbergh
Working with Genre I
Working with Genre II: The Melodrama and the Thriller
Working Against Genre
Genres of Voice
The Non-Linear Film
Reframing the Active/Passive Character Distinction
Stretching the Limits of Character Identification
Main and Secondary Characters
Subtext, Action, and Character
The Primacy of Character Over Action: The Non-American Screenplay
The Subtleties and Implications of Screenplay Form
Agency and the Other
Character, History, and Politics
Tone: The Inescapability of Irony
Dramatic Voice/Narrative Voice
Digital Features
Writing the Narrative Voice
Adaptations from Contemporary Literature
Personal Scriptwriting: The Edge
Personal Scriptwriting: Beyond the Edge