ISBN-10:
0826428053
ISBN-13:
9780826428059
Pub. Date:
03/15/2007
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Me and You and Memento and Fargo: How Independent Screenplays Work

Me and You and Memento and Fargo: How Independent Screenplays Work

by J.J. Murphy

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ISBN-13: 9780826428059
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 03/15/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 994,210
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

J. J. Murphy is Professor of Film Production and Film Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His films have played at major international film festivals and have been screened at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Austrian Film Museum (Vienna), the Barbican Film Centre (London), and the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris).

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Ambivalent Protagonist - Stranger Than Paradise
2. The Passive Protagonist - Safe
3. Shifting Protagonists - Fargo
4. Multiple Plots and Subplots - Trust5. Shifting Goals and Plotlines - Gas Food Lodging6. Ensemble Structure - Me and You and Everyone We Know7. Flashback Structure - Reservoir Dogs8. Temporal Complexity - Elephant9. Puzzle Film - Memento10. Dream Logic - Mulholland Dr.11. Free Association - Gummo12. Character-based Structure - SlackerConclusion

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