Maverick Screenwriting: A Manual for the Adventurous Screenwriter

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Every film development executive says they’re looking for original stories. Maverick Screenwriting will teach you how to play with advanced narrative techniques - time, logic and reality - that change the way we look at the world. ...

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Overview

Every film development executive says they’re looking for original stories. Maverick Screenwriting will teach you how to play with advanced narrative techniques - time, logic and reality - that change the way we look at the world. Discover the techniques that give films like The Matrix, The Truman Show and Avatar an original twist.
 
You will learn:
   
• the difference between plot-driven and concept-driven films
   
• how to play with time, reality and point-of-view in radical ways
   
• how to emotionally connect with your audience
   
• how to create a ‘Matrix’ that will hold your story together
   
• how to push your concept to the limit· how to tell a story that expresses the unique way you look at the world

In Maverick Screenwriting, writers, development executives, producers and directors will all find inspiration and new approaches that will help your film project stand out.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408129074
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 4/15/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,032,217
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Josh Golding (Goldrush Films) has been a producer, story editor and script consultant for twenty years, working for Hollywood companies such as the Samuel Goldwyn Company and MGM/Pathe, and extensively for the BBC in the UK for whom he has produced two films, and developed numerous tv dramas and features. He is currently an Associate Lecturer in screenwriting at Central St. Martin's College, where he has devised a beginners and intermediate programme. He teaches regular advanced seminars independently, as well as consulting widely for independent production companies.

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