Alternative Scriptwriting: Writing Beyond the Rules / Edition 2

Alternative Scriptwriting: Writing Beyond the Rules / Edition 2

by Ken Dancyger, Jeff Rush
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240802187

ISBN-13: 9780240802183

Pub. Date: 07/15/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In a field where novelty often equals commercial success, scriptwriters often strive to create screenplays that are innovative and exceptional. Going beyond the conventional three-act structure and exploring more inventive approaches, Alternative Scriptwriting, second edition, challenges readers to take creative risks with genre, tone, character and structure.

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Overview

In a field where novelty often equals commercial success, scriptwriters often strive to create screenplays that are innovative and exceptional. Going beyond the conventional three-act structure and exploring more inventive approaches, Alternative Scriptwriting, second edition, challenges readers to take creative risks with genre, tone, character and structure. Examples and case studies demonstrate what works, what doesn't and why, and exercises encourage writers to explore new ways of viewing their work and test the limits of their skills.

Ken Dancyger has taught screenwriting for twenty years and is head of undergraduate studies for the Department of Film and Television at New York University. He has written numerous dramas and documentaries for radio and television. Jeff Rush is a professor in the Department of Radio, TV and Film at Temple University. He has written numerous screenplays.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240802183
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/15/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Beyond the rules; Structure; Critique of restorative three-act form; Counter-structure; Working against genre reframing the active/passive character distinction; Stretching the limits of character identification; Main and secondary characters; Subtext, action and character; The subtitles and implications of screenplay form; Character, history and politics; Tone - the inescapability of irony; Dramatic voice/narrative voice; Writing; Rewriting; Personal scriptwriting.

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