Screenwriting Poetics and the Screen Idea

Screenwriting Poetics and the Screen Idea

by I. MacDonald, Ian W. Macdonald

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349351916
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Series: Palgrave Studies in Screenwriting
Edition description: 1st ed. 2013
Pages: 271
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr Ian W. Macdonald worked for the BBC, IBA, London Weekend Television, and the British Film Institute before becoming Head of the Northern Film School at Leeds Met in 1992, joining the University of Leeds in 2006. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Screenwriting and co-founder of the Screenwriting Research Network (

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Theoretical Approaches 3. The orthodox poetics of screenwriting 4. The real world and screenwriting as work 5. The Screen Idea Work Group: Emmerdale 6. The individual, their creativity and the poetics 7. Hitchcock's forgotten screenwriter: Eliot Stannard 8. God is in the details: the text object 9. The poetics of the screen idea: Nostromo 10. Screenwriting studies References Appendices Notes Index

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