Pulp Fiction

The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino's Masterpiece

Author: Jason Bailey

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760344795

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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"Film expert Jason Bailey explores Quentin Tarantino's PULP FICTION in a comprehensive book illustrated throughout with original art inspired by the film and including sidebars and special features on everything from casting close calls to deleted scenes. Bailey discusses how the film was revolutionary, examines its director's influences, illuminates its pop culture references, and describes its phenomenal legacy"--
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The Essential Screenplay (3-Book Bundle)

Screenplay, Screenwriter's Workbook, and Screenwriter's Problem Solver

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 1101969598

Category: Reference

Page: 1040

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Hollywood’s script guru teaches you how to write a screenplay in the ultimate three-volume guide to writing for film—featuring “the ‘bible’ of screenwriting” (The New York Times). This blockbuster ebook bundle includes: SCREENPLAY • THE SCREENWRITER’S WORKBOOK • THE SCREENWRITER’S PROBLEM SOLVER Syd Field was “the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world” according to The Hollywood Reporter. His pioneering insights into structure, concept, and character launched innumerable careers. Now in one handy collection, his invaluable expertise is available to aspiring writers and working professionals alike. The Essential Screenplay contains Syd Field’s Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting, the industry standard for script development; The Screenwriter’s Workbook, a hands-on workshop full of practical exercises for creating successful screenplays; and The Screenwriter’s Problem Solver, a guide to identifying and fixing problems in your latest draft. Throughout, you’ll learn: • why the first ten pages of your script are crucially important • how to visually “grab” the reader from page one • what makes great stories work • the basics of writing dialogue • the essentials of creating great characters • how to adapt a novel, a play, or an article for the screen • the three ways to claim legal ownership of your work • tips for allowing your creative self to break free when you hit the “wall” • how to overcome writer’s block forever Featuring expert analysis of popular films including Pulp Fiction, Thelma & Louise, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Essential Screenplay will transform your initial idea into a screenplay that’s destined for success—and maybe even Cannes. Praise for Syd Field “The most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world.”—The Hollywood Reporter “Syd Field is the preeminent analyzer in the study of American screenplays.”—James L. Brooks, Academy Award–winning writer, director, producer “I based Like Water for Chocolate on what I learned in Syd’s books. Before, I always felt structure imprisoned me, but what I learned was structure really freed me to focus on the story.”—Laura Esquivel, writer, Like Water for Chocolate
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Film Theory

Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

Author: Philip Simpson,Andrew Utterson,Karen J. Shepherdson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415259750

Category: Cinematography

Page: 440

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Inglourious Basterds

Das Drehbuch

Author: Quentin Tarantino

Publisher: Sammlung Luchterhand

ISBN: 3641044170

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1996

Das Original-Drehbuch des spektakulären neuen Films von Quentin Tarantino, Regisseur von »Pulp Fiction« und »Kill Bill« Während des Zweiten Weltkriegs wird in Frankreich die Familie des jüdischen Mädchens Shoshanna von Nazis ermordet, doch ihr gelingt die Flucht. Währenddessen stellt Lieutenant Aldo Raine eine Truppe jüdisch-amerikanischer Soldaten zusammen, die hinter den deutschen Linien Vergeltungsschläge gegen die Nazis ausführen sollen. Bald sind sie wegen ihrer Grausamkeit berüchtigt. Bei ihrer Mission, die Führer des Dritten Reiches auszuschalten, treffen sie in Paris auf Shoshanna, die ihre eigenen Rachepläne schmiedet ... Verfilmt mit Brad Pitt, Til Schweiger, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Christoph Waltz u.v.a...
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Crafting Short Screenplays that Connect

Author: Claudia Hunter Johnson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240806417

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 294

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The only screenwriting book that includes a DVD that contains performances of the short films and screenplays that are featured in the book! The beauty and power of any story lies in its ability to connect to the reader, listener, or observer. Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect is the first screenwriting guide to introduce connection as an essential, although essentially overlooked, aspect of creating stories for the screen and of the screenwriting process itself. Written with clarity and humor, this book teaches the craft of writing short screenplays by guiding the student through carefully focused writing exercises of increasing length and complexity. Eight award-winning student screenplays are included for illustration and inspiration. The text is divided into three parts. Part one focuses on preparing to write by means of exercises designed to help students think more deeply about the screenwriter's purposes; their own unique vision, material and process; and finally about what screenplays are at their simplest and most profound level--a pattern of human change, created from specific moments of change--discoveries and decisions. Part two teaches students how to craft an effective pattern of human change. It guides them through the writing and re-writing of "Five (Not So Easy) Pieces"--five short screenplays of increasing length and complexity--focusing on a specific principle of dramatic technique: The Discovery, The Decision, The Boxing Match, The Improbable Connection, and The Long Short Screenplay. Part Three presents the five screenplays used throughout the book to illustrate the dramatic principles that have been discussed, and includes interviews with the screenwriters, a look at where they are now and what they are doing, and brief discussion of how each film evolved. * Groundbreaking book that stresses human connection as the basis of a good screenplay not conflict * The only screenwriting book that includes a DVD that contains performances of the short films and screenplays that are featured in the book * Ample exercises for practice and inspiration
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Pulp Fiction

Author: Quentin Tarantino

Publisher: Miramax Books

ISBN: 9780786881048

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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Film Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Motion pictures

Page: N.A

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Framework

A History of Screenwriting in the American Film

Author: Tom Stempel

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815606543

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 313

View: 1935

The third eidtion of this history of the art and craft of screenwriting from the silents to the present provides information and stories about those who write and have written for film. Includes anecdotal insights into the working lives of directors, producers, and stars, as well as how American movies get made.
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Guide to American Cinema, 1965-1995

Author: Daniel Curran

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313296666

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 511

View: 1332

This is a critical collection of key films, directors, and performers in American film, 1965-1995, a period that spans the demise of the studio system to the rise of the independents. The guide includes such notable contributions as the early work of Mike Nichols, the litany of 1970s masterpieces from Francis Ford Coppola, the overlooked works of genre directors Monte Hellman and Larry Cohen, and the exciting new independent generation of Lili Taylor, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sean Penn, Todd Haynes, and Spike Lee. Of interest to scholars, students, and film buffs. Each film entry contains key cast and technical credits, a brief synopsis and analysis, and notable awards. Each entry for director and performer contains biographical data, a career overview, a complete filmography and noted television and stage appearances, a selected bibliography, and honors received.
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Encyclopedia of Pulp Fiction Writers

Author: Lee Server

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438109121

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 321

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Provides an introduction to American pulp fiction during the twentieth century with brief author biographies and lists of their works.
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Otto Preminger

The Man Who Would Be King

Author: Foster Hirsch

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307489213

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

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The first full-scale life of the controversial, greatly admired yet often underrated director/producer who was known as “Otto the Terrible.” Nothing about Otto Preminger was small, trivial, or self-denying, from his privileged upbringing in Vienna as the son of an improbably successful Jewish lawyer to his work in film and theater in Europe and, later, in America. His range as a director was remarkable: romantic comedies (The Moon Is Blue); musicals (Carmen Jones; Porgy and Bess); courtroom dramas (The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell; Anatomy of a Murder); adaptations of classic plays (Shaw's Saint Joan, screenplay by Graham Greene); political melodrama (Advise and Consent); war films (In Harm's Way); film noir (Laura; Angel Face; Bunny Lake Is Missing). He directed sweeping sagas (from The Cardinal and Exodus to Hurry Sundown) and small-scale pictures, adapting Françoise Sagan's Bonjour Tristesse with Arthur Laurents and Nelson Algren's The Man with the Golden Arm. Foster Hirsch shows us Preminger battling studio head Darryl F. Zanuck; defying and undermining the Production Code of the Motion Picture Association of America and the Catholic Legion of Decency, first in 1953 by refusing to remove the words "virgin" and "pregnant" from the dialogue of The Moon Is Blue (he released the film without a Production Code Seal of Approval) and then, two yeras later, when he dared to make The Man with the Golden Arm, about the then-taboo subject of drug addiction. When he made Anatomy of a Murder in 1959, the censors objected to the use of the words "rape," "sperm," "sexual climax," and "penetration." Preminger made one concession (substituting "violation" for "penetration"); the picture was released with the seal, and marked the beginning of the end of the Code. Hirsch writes about how Preminger was a master of the "invisible" studio-bred approach to filmmaking, the so-called classical Hollywood style (lengthy takes; deep focus; long shots of groups of characters rather than close-ups and reaction shots). He shows us Preminger, in the 1950s, becoming the industry's leading employer of black performers—his all-black Carmen Jones and Porgy and Bess remain landmarks in the history of racial representation on the American screen—and breaking another barrier by shooting a scene in a gay bar for Advise and Consent, a first in American film. Hirsch tells how Preminger broke the Hollywood blacklist when, in 1960, he credited the screenplay of Exodus to Dalton Trumbo, the most renowed of the Hollywood Ten, and hired more blacklisted talent than anyone else. We see Preminger's balanced style and steadfast belief in his actors' underacting set against his own hot-tempered personality, and finally we see this European-born director making his magnificent films about the American criminal justice system, Anatomy of a Murder, and about the American political system, Advise and Consent. Foster Hirsch shows us the man—enraging and endearing—and his brilliant work. From the Hardcover edition.
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Writing Your Screenplay

Author: Lisa Dethridge

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781741150995

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 267

View: 9853

Designed for screenwriters and film professionals looking for more than a formulaic approach to screenplays. it offers insights into the classic structures and themes which underlie good screenwriting, as well as contemporary story-telling techniques. it also provides detailed instructions on how to create cohesive plots and more.
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Subverting Masculinity

Hegemonic and Alternative Versions of Masculinity in Contemporary Culture

Author: Russell West,Frank Lay

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042012349

Category: Law

Page: 267

View: 6067

The authors concentrate on masculinities in contemporary film, literature and diverse forms of popular culture and argue that the subversion of traditional images of masculinity is both a source of gender contestation and may equally be susceptible to assimilation by new hegemonic configurations of masculinity.
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Race on the QT

Blackness and the Films of Quentin Tarantino

Author: Adilifu Nama

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292772386

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

View: 5714

Known for their violence and prolific profanity, including free use of the n-word, the films of Quentin Tarantino, like the director himself, chronically blurt out in polite company what is extremely problematic even when deliberated in private. Consequently, there is an uncomfortable and often awkward frankness associated with virtually all of Tarantino's films, particularly when it comes to race and blackness. Yet beyond the debate over whether Tarantino is or is not racist is the fact that his films effectively articulate racial anxieties circulating in American society as they engage longstanding racial discourses and hint at emerging trends. This radical racial politics—always present in Tarantino's films but kept very much on the quiet—is the subject of Race on the QT. Adilifu Nama concisely deconstructs and reassembles the racial dynamics woven into Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, and Django Unchained, as they relate to historical and current racial issues in America. Nama's eclectic fusion of cultural criticism and film analysis looks beyond the director's personal racial attitudes and focuses on what Tarantino's filmic body of work has said and is saying about race in America symbolically, metaphorically, literally, impolitely, cynically, sarcastically, crudely, controversially, and brilliantly.
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How to Build a Great Screenplay

A Master Class in Storytelling for Film

Author: David Howard

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429994781

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 464

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Acclaimed USC screenwriting teacher David Howard has guided hundreds of students to careers in writing for film and television. Drawing on decades of practical experience and savvy, How to Build a Great Screenplay deconstructs the craft of screenwriting and carefully reveals how to build a good story from the ground up. Howard eschews the "system" offered by other books, emphasizing that a great screenplay requires dozens of unique decisions by the author. He offers in-depth considerations of: * characterization * story arc * plotting and subplotting * dealing with coincidence in story plotting * classical vs. revolutionary screenplay structure * tone, style, and atmosphere * the use of time on screen * the creation of drama and tension * crucial moments in storytelling Throughout the book, Howard clarifies his lessons through examples from some of the most successful Hollywood and international script-oriented films, including Pulp Fiction, American Beauty, Trainspotting, North by Northwest, Chinatown, and others. The end result is what could very well become the classic text in the field---a bible for the burgeoning screenwriter.
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Fiction Writer's Brainstormer

Author: James V. Smith

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

View: 9350

A right-brain reference of puzzles, questions, checklists, and advice to help stimulate writers' creative thinking and problem-solving capabilities. Coverage encompasses critical elements, characters, scenes, word choice, style and writing mechanics, and revision, with material in question-and-answe
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Beowulf

The Script Book

Author: Neil Gaiman,Roger Avary

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061977586

Category: Drama

Page: 272

View: 9965

Who will come to the aid of beleaguered King Hrothgar, whose warriors have become the prey of the vengeful outcast monster Grendel? In the able hands of #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman (Anansi Boys, American Gods) and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction, Silent Hill), a timeless classic adventure takes on a astonishing new life. Here are the initial draft and final shooting script of the star-studded blockbuster film from Paramount Pictures and Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis (Forest Gump, Back to the Future), plus concept art, fascinating insights in the screenplay's evolution, an introduction by Avary, an afterword from Gaiman…AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
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The Moral of the Story

An Introduction to Ethics

Author: Nina Rosenstand

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780767429108

Category: Ethics

Page: 621

View: 6923

This popular text uses examples from fiction and film to show how ethical theories can be applied. By linking abstract theory to "real life" through storytelling and story analysis, Rosenstand offers a remarkably effective way of helping students understand and evaluate moral issues.
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