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Genre Screenwriting How to Write Popular Screenplays That Sell

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ISBN-10: 0826429939

ISBN-13: 9780826429933

Edition: 2008

Authors: Stephen V. Duncan, Duncan

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This work is a practical guide to writing each popular film genre. It employs diverse methods to illustrate the process and provides a one-stop shop for novices, screenwriters and professionals alike.
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Book details

List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic & Professional
Publication date: 10/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.47" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

The Basics of Dramatic Screenwriting
The Film Premise
Story Theme
Suspension of Disbelief
Story & Plot
The Seven Elements of a Scene
The Sequence Approach
Screenplay Structure: Classic & Alternative Approaches
The �ǣRules�Ǡ Versus the �ǣVisceral�Ǡ Approach
Writing the Action-Adventure Genre
Lights! Camera! Action!
Origins of the Action-Adventure
Some Important Definitions
Hollywood's Love Affair with the Action-Adventure Genre
Key �ǣHow To�Ǡ Elements to the Action-Adventure Screenplay
Writing Style Examples from Produced Screenplays
Action-Adventure & Television Series
Your Assignment
Writing a Thriller Genre
Spine Tingling Nail Biter
First Things First: The Key Elements to the Murder Mystery
Brief Historical Perspective & Key Elements of Noir
The Thriller & Television Series
Your Assignment
Writing the Science-Fiction-Fantasy Genre
The Illusion of Reality
Hollywood's Addiction to Computer Generated Images
Science-Fiction-Fantasy & Television Series
Your Assignment
Writing the Horror-Fantasy
A Frightening Journey
A Brief Historical Perspective of the Horror-Fantasy Genre
Horror-Fantasy & Television Series
Your Assignment
Writing the Comedy & Romantic Comedy Genres
Make �ǣEm Laugh
The Origins of Comedy
The Romantic Comedy Genre
Comedy & Television Series
Your Assignment
Marketing Your Finished Genre Screenplay
Nirvana: The Four Quadrants
From Script to Screen: How Films Get Made
Selling Your Screenplay
Landing Representation
The Screenplay Marketplace by Genre
The Appendix: Genre Screenwriting Templates