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FrameWork: A History of Screenwriting in the American Film

FrameWork: A History of Screenwriting in the American Film

by Tom Stempel

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Stempel traces the development of the script and screenwriter in the Hollywood film. Beginning with the early film shorts, he shows the evolution of the brief story outline into the full-scale epic screenplay. With the rise of the studio system, he outlines the decline of the screenwriter in the overall hierarchy and the emergence of the screenwriter/producer or director. Woven throughout are brief vignettes of producers, directors, stars, and, of course, screenwriters. Combining scholarship with movie lore, Stempel has produced an informative and readable work. Recommended for large film collections.Robert Logsdon, Indiana State Lib., Indianapolis
Stempel, a screenwriter and professor of cinema at Los Angeles City College, presents a history of the art and craft of screenwriting from the silents to the present, with information and stories about those who write and have written for film. Includes anecdotal insights into the working lives of directors, producers, and stars, as well as how American movies get made. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Continuum International Publishing Group
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New expanded ed
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62.50(w) x 92.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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