ALTERNATIVE SCRIPTWRITING WRITING BEYOND

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This new edition of Alternative Scriptwriting brings into sharper focus both mainstream and more personal and experimental narrative forms. Many new examples and updated case studies, both American and international, are included, reflecting changes in alternative screenwriting since the publication of the first edition. Two new chapters focus on non-American screenplays and their differences and similarities.
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Overview

This new edition of Alternative Scriptwriting brings into sharper focus both mainstream and more personal and experimental narrative forms. Many new examples and updated case studies, both American and international, are included, reflecting changes in alternative screenwriting since the publication of the first edition. Two new chapters focus on non-American screenplays and their differences and similarities.
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Surpasses the conventional three-act structure to explore more inventive and creative approaches to writing screenplays, challenging readers to take risks with genre, tone, character, and structure. Includes examples, case studies, and exercises. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780240800752
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 6/25/1991
  • Pages: 256

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Beyond the Rules 1
2 Structure 17
3 Critique of Restorative Three-Act Form 30
4 Counter-Structure 39
5 Working with Genre 50
6 Working Against Genre 71
7 Reframing the Active/Passive Character Distinction 95
8 Stretching the Limits of Character Identification 109
9 Main and Secondary Characters 124
10 Subtext, Action, and Character 134
11 The Primacy of Character Over Action: The Non-American Screenplay 149
12 The Subtleties and implications of Screenplay Form 164
13 Character, History, and Politics 185
14 Tone - The inescapability of Irony 208
15 Dramatic Voice/Narrative Voice 232
16 Writing the Narrative Voice 241
17 Rewriting 251
18 Personal Scriptwriting - The Edge 259
19 Personal Scriptwriting: Beyond the Edge 276
Index 287
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