1987 1988 1989 1990 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 WRITINg (SCREENPLAy WRITTEN DIRECTLy FoR THE SCREEN), John Patrick ... WRITINg (SCREENPLAy WRITTEN DIRECTLy FoR THE SCREEN), Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Fargo WRITINg (SCREENPLAy BASED oN ...

Author: Andrew Horton

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813563428

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Screenwriters often joke that “no one ever paid a dollar at a movie theater to watch a screenplay.” Yet the screenplay is where a movie begins, determining whether a production gets the “green light” from its financial backers and wins approval from its audience. This innovative volume gives readers a comprehensive portrait of the art and business of screenwriting, while showing how the role of the screenwriter has evolved over the years. Reaching back to the early days of Hollywood, when moonlighting novelists, playwrights, and journalists were first hired to write scenarios and photoplays, Screenwriting illuminates the profound ways that screenwriters have contributed to the films we love. This book explores the social, political, and economic implications of the changing craft of American screenwriting from the silent screen through the classical Hollywood years, the rise of independent cinema, and on to the contemporary global multi-media marketplace. From The Birth of a Nation (1915), Gone With the Wind (1939), and Gentleman’s Agreement (1947) to Chinatown (1974), American Beauty (1999), and Lost in Translation (2003), each project began as writers with pen and ink, typewriters, or computers captured the hopes and dreams, the nightmares and concerns of the periods in which they were writing. As the contributors take us behind the silver screen to chronicle the history of screenwriting, they spotlight a range of key screenplays that changed the game in Hollywood and beyond. With original essays from both distinguished film scholars and accomplished screenwriters, Screenwriting is sure to fascinate anyone with an interest in Hollywood, from movie buffs to industry professionals.
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ISBN: OCLC:1347240288

Category: Kidnapping

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Being There and the Evolution of a Screenplay

Being There and the Evolution of a Screenplay

Ted Nannicelli, “Why Can't Screenplays Be Artworks?,” Journal of 19 Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 69, no. ... J. J. Murphy, Me and You and Memento and Fargo: How 25 Independent Screenplays Work (New York: Continuum, 2007), 6.

Author: Aaron Hunter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501348365

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 488

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Being There and the Evolution of a Screenplay provides an insightful look at the drafting of one of Hollywood history's greatest scripts. Being There (1979) is generally considered the final film in Hal Ashby's triumphant 1970s career, which included the likes of Harold and Maude (1971) and Shampoo (1975). The film also showcases Peter Sellers's last great performance. In 2005, the Writers Guild of America included Being There on its list of 101 Best Scripts. Being There and the Evolution of a Screenplay features three versions of the script: an early draft by Jerzy Kosinski, based on his 1970 novel; a second by long-time Ashby collaborator and Oscar-winner Robert C. Jones, which makes substantial changes to Kosinki's; and a final draft written by Jones with Ashby's assistance, which makes further structural and narrative changes. Additionally, the book features facsimile pages from one of Kosinski's copy of the scripts that include handwritten notes, providing readers with valuable insight into the redrafting process. For each version, Ashby scholar Aaron Hunter adds perceptive analysis of the script's development, the relationships of the writers who worked on it, and key studio and production details. This is both a presentation of the script of Being There, and a record of the process of crafting that script – a text that will be of interest to film fans and scholars as well as writers and teachers of screenwriting. Evolution of a Screenplay is the first book of its kind to so amply demonstrate the creative development of a Hollywood script.
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Now Write Screenwriting

Now Write  Screenwriting

Screenwriting Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers Sherry Ellis, Laurie Lamson ... Pick up the published screenplay—one you haven't read—of a film you admire, let's say the Coen Brothers' FARGO.

Author: Sherry Ellis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101486078

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

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An essential handbook featuring never-before-published writing exercises from the acclaimed screenwriters of Raging Bull, Ali, Terminator 2, Fame, Groundhog Day, Cape Fear, "Lost", "True Blood", "The Shield", and many other hit films and television shows. Now Write! Screenwriting-the latest addition to the Now Write! writing guide series-brings together the acclaimed screenwriters of films like the Oscar-winning Raging Bull, Oscar- nominated Ali, era-defining blockbuster Terminator 2, musical classic Fame, hit series "Lost" "True Blood" and "The Shield," Groundhog Day, Cape Fear, Chicken Run, Reversal of Fortune, Before Sunrise, Mystic Pizza, Indecent Proposal, and many more, to teach the art of the story. *Learn about why it is sometimes best to write what you don't know from Christina Kim ('Lost') *Find out how Stephen Rivele (Ali, Nixon) reduces his screenplay ideas down to their most basic elements, and uses that as a writing guide *Learn why you should focus on your character, not your plot, when digging yourself out of a plot home from Danny Rubin (Groundhog Day) *Take tips from Karey Kirkpatrick (Chicken Run, The Spiderwick Chronicles) on how to give an inanimate object intense emotional significance *Let Kim Krizan (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset) teach you how to stop your internal critic dead in his tracks This lively and easy-to-read guide will motivate both aspiring and experienced screenwriters. No other screenwriting book offers advice and exercises from this many writers of successful, iconic films.
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Fargo The Screenplay

Fargo   The Screenplay

This is the scene where "Fargo" shows how it is going to take a story about pathetic criminals and make it into a great movie.

Author: Leandro Zeschke

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798504950792


Page: 104

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This is the scene where "Fargo" shows how it is going to take a story about pathetic criminals and make it into a great movie. Our first scene of Chief Marge Gunderson comes deep into the screenplays. The crime elements are already in place. We've met Jerry Lundegaard, the auto sales executive with an absurd plan to have his wife kidnapped so he can steal most of the ransom. We've met Carl Showalter and his silent, implacable partner Peter Stormare, who have agreed to kidnap her for $40,000, plus a new car Jerry will steal off the lot. These are quirky, skewed, priceless characters, but when things go wrong and Marge and her husband, Norm, are introduced, the script finds its center.

A History of the Screenplay

A History of the Screenplay

Loughney, Patrick, 'From Rip Van Winkle to Jesus of Nazareth: Thoughts on the Origins of the American Screenplay', ... Murphy, J. J., Me and You and Memento and Fargo: How Independent Screenplays Work, New York: Continuum, 2007.

Author: S. Price

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137315700

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 278

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The screenplay is currently the focus of extensive critical re-evaluation, however, as yet there has been no comprehensive study of its historical development. International in scope and placing emphasis on the development and variety of screenplay texts themselves, this book will be an important and innovative addition to the current literature.
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Writing the Character Centered Screenplay Updated and Expanded edition

Writing the Character Centered Screenplay  Updated and Expanded edition

A level - headed guide no only to the art of the rewrite but of screenwriting in general . ... Coen , Joel , and Ethan Coen . Raising Arizona . New York : St. Martin's Press , 1988 . Coen , Ethan , and Joel Coen . Fargo .

Author: Andrew Horton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520924177

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 260

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"We need good screenwriters who understand character." Everywhere Andrew Horton traveled in researching this book—from Hollywood to Hungary—he heard the same refrain. Yet most of the standard how-to books on screenwriting follow the film industry's earlier lead in focusing almost exclusively on plot and formulaic structures. With this book, Horton, a film scholar and successful screenwriter, provides the definitive work on the character-based screenplay. Exceptionally wide-ranging—covering American, international, mainstream, and "off-Hollywood" films, as well as television—the book offers creative strategies and essential practical information. Horton begins by placing screenwriting in the context of the storytelling tradition, arguing through literary and cultural analysis that all great stories revolve around a strong central character. He then suggests specific techniques and concepts to help any writer—whether new or experienced—build more vivid characters and screenplays. Centering his discussion around four film examples—including Thelma & Louise and The Silence of the Lambs—and the television series, Northern Exposure, he takes the reader step-by-step through the screenwriting process, starting with the development of multi-dimensional characters and continuing through to rewrite. Finally, he includes a wealth of information about contests, fellowships, and film festivals. Espousing a new, character-based approach to screenwriting, this engaging, insightful work will prove an essential guide to all of those involved in the writing and development of film scripts.
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Analysing the Screenplay

Analysing the Screenplay

He has several other screenplays for film and television in various stages of development. Torey Liepa teaches in the ... He is the author of Me and You and Memento and Fargo: How Independent Screenplays Work (Continuum, 2007).

Author: Jill Nelmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136912450

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Most producers and directors acknowledge the crucial role of the screenplay, yet the film script has received little academic attention until recently, even though the screenplay has been in existence since the end of the 19th century. Analysing the Screenplay highlights the screenplay as an important form in itself, as opposed to merely being the first stage of the production process. It explores a number of possible approaches to studying the screenplay, considering the depth and breadth of the subject area, including: the history and early development of the screenplay in the United States, France and Britain the process of screenplay writing and its peculiar relationship to film production the assumption that the screenplay is standardised in form and certain stories or styles are universal the range of writing outside the mainstream, from independent film to story ideas in Bhutanese film production to animation possible critical approaches to analysing the screenplay. Analysing the Screenplay is a comprehensive anthology, offering a global selection of contributions from internationally renowned, specialist authors. Together they provide readers with an insight into this fascinating yet complex written form. This anthology will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students on a range of Film Studies courses, particularly those on scriptwriting.
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Script Culture and the American Screenplay

Script Culture and the American Screenplay

Screenplay, 4th draft—final, 26 Sept. 1930. Vol. 13 of Universal Filmscripts ... Screen/Play: Derrida and Film Theory. ... Fargo. Screenplay, n.d. ———. Miller's Crossing. Screenplay, n.d. Cohn, Alfred Abraham, and Samson Raphaelson.

Author: Kevin Alexander Boon

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814335713

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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By considering the screenplay as a literary object worthy of critical inquiry, this volume breaks new ground in film studies.
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American Rebel

American Rebel

Director: James Fargo. Screenplay: Stirling Silliphant, Dean Riesner, based on characters created by Harry Julian Fink and R. M. Fink. With Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman, John Mitchum, DeVeren Bookwalter, ...

Author: Marc Eliot

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307462497

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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In American Rebel, bestselling author and acclaimed film historian Marc Eliot examines the ever-exciting, often-tumultuous arc of Clint Eastwood's life and career. As a Hollywood icon, Clint Eastwood--one of film's greatest living legends--represents some of the finest cinematic achievements in the history of American cinema. Eliot writes with unflinching candor about Eastwood's highs and lows, his artistic successes and failures, and the fascinating, complex relationship between his life and his craft. Eliot's prodigious research reveals how a college dropout and unambitious playboy rose to fame as Hollywood's "sexy rebel," eventually and against all odds becoming a star in the Academy pantheon as a multiple Oscar winner. Spanning decades, American Rebel covers the best of Eastwood's oeuvre, films that have fast become American classics: Fistful of Dollars, Dirty Harry, Unforgiven, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, and Gran Torino. Filled with remarkable insights into Eastwood's personal life and public work, American Rebel is highly entertaining and the most complete biography of one of Hollywood's truly respected and beloved stars–-an actor who, despite being the Man with No Name, has left his indelible mark on the world of motion pictures.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography