Writing Short Scripts / Edition 2

Writing Short Scripts / Edition 2

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by William H. Phillips
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815628021

ISBN-13: 9780815628026

Pub. Date: 10/28/1999

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

To prepare writers for the various stages of planning, writing, and rewriting their scripts, William H. Phillips shows beginning scriptwriters how to keep journals and complete writing exercises as they study short scripts and short films. The book includes three original short screenplays plus detailed descriptions of two award-winning short films.. "Phillips also…  See more details below

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To prepare writers for the various stages of planning, writing, and rewriting their scripts, William H. Phillips shows beginning scriptwriters how to keep journals and complete writing exercises as they study short scripts and short films. The book includes three original short screenplays plus detailed descriptions of two award-winning short films.. "Phillips also explains and illustrates the importance of structure, visuals, dialogue, and other components of fictional film stories. Many of the author's suggestions and guidelines also apply to feature-length scripts, so the book will appeal to both those in the professional short-film industry and those writing feature-length scripts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815628026
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,289,202
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
1Finding Sources3
Screenplays21
2That's What I Love about You22
3Rock of Hope47
4The Road75
Finished Films: Cutting Continuity Scripts106
5Avenue X107
6The Resurrection of Broncho Billy126
7Scripts and Films: Goals and Means150
Before You Begin175
8Planning177
9Writing184
10Rewriting189
Epilogue: Reaching Listeners and Viewers209
Glossary215
Bibliography219
Films and Videos223
Distributors of Short Films and Videotapes229
Index233

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