Global Scriptwriting

Global Scriptwriting

by Ken Dancyger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240804287

ISBN-13: 9780240804286

Pub. Date: 06/11/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Global Scriptwriting offers a look at an exciting new phase in screen storytelling, as writers and directors from all over the world infuse traditional forms with their own cultural values to create stories that have an international appeal and suggest a universality among readers, viewers, and listeners. A unique blend of screenwriting technique and film studies,

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Global Scriptwriting offers a look at an exciting new phase in screen storytelling, as writers and directors from all over the world infuse traditional forms with their own cultural values to create stories that have an international appeal and suggest a universality among readers, viewers, and listeners. A unique blend of screenwriting technique and film studies, Global Scriptwriting discusses screen stories as they have evolved through the years, focusing first on the basics of scriptwriting, then going on to afford a more sophisticated look at script via different models of scriptwriting: the Hollywood model, the independent model, the national model, and various alternative models. It examines the internationalization of storytelling, and illustrates how particular innovations have helped national screen stories to international success.



This book is the first to incorporate the basics of the classical form with the innovative edge of the last decade, as well the culture specific changes that have taken place outside of North America. It offers readers a view of the enriched repertoire available to writers resulting from the introduction of cultural perspectives into traditional story forms. Specific topics examined include, the ascent of voice, the search for new forms, the struggle between style and content, and the centrality of megagenre.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240804286
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/11/2001
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. IUniversal Elements of Script1
1The Basics3
2Character26
3Structure43
4Genre59
5Tone75
Pt. IIParticulars about Scriptwriting89
6The Hollywood Model91
7The Independent Model103
8The National Model114
9New Models127
10Experiments in Voice139
Pt. IIIThe Internationalization of Storytelling151
11The Ascent of Voice153
12The Search for New Forms164
13The Struggle of Style and Content175
14The Medium Is the Message188
15The Centrality of Metagenre197
16Big Issues Plus National Stereotypes209
17The Search for the Global Tale218
App.: Script Treatment229
Index241

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