Writing the Character-Centered Screenplay

Writing the Character-Centered Screenplay

by Andrew Horton
     
 

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In Writing the Character-Centered Screenplay, Andrew Horton, a film scholar and successful screenwriter, provides the definitive work on the character-based screenplay. Exceptionally wide-ranging-covering American, international, mainstream and "off-Hollywood" films, as well as television-it offers both creative strategies and essential information. He takesSee more details below

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In Writing the Character-Centered Screenplay, Andrew Horton, a film scholar and successful screenwriter, provides the definitive work on the character-based screenplay. Exceptionally wide-ranging-covering American, international, mainstream and "off-Hollywood" films, as well as television-it offers both creative strategies and essential information. He takes the reader step-by-step through the screenwriting process, starting with the development of multi-dimensional characters and continuing through to rewrite. Finally, he includes a wealth of information about contests, fellowships, and film festivals.

Esposing a new, character-based approach to screenwriting, this engaging, insightful work will prove an essential guide to all those involved in the writing and development of film scripts.

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Library Journal
Tired of the hundreds of plot- and structure-oriented script books on the market? Tired of the "formula writing" espoused in an equal number of screen-writing seminars and weekend workshops? Horton (The Films of George Roy Hill, LJ 11/15/84) walks away with an Oscar in the "valuable tools for the prospective scripter" category with his latest rendering. He takes the reader step-by-step through the screen-writing process, with an emphasis on tried-and-true methods of developing stronger and more imaginative characters. Fully drawn characters are Horton's forte, and he pulls out every stop in his quest to educate the reader, even including a 14-week "character-building" exercise. Obstacles to writing the character-centered script are also discussed. Instructional books don't get much better than this. A great value; essential for all screen-writing collections.-Marty D. Evansvold, Magnolia P.L., Tex.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520084575
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/22/1994
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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