Genre Screenwriting

Genre Screenwriting

How to Write Popular Screenplays That Sell

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
A guide to writing commercial screenplays concentrates primarily on five film genres and details the formula used to construct each type.

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Genre Screenwriting: How to Write Popular Film Genre Screenplays That Sell's simple goal is to give the reader, the screenwriter, a practical guide to writing each popular film genre. Employing methods as diverse as using fairy tales to illustrate the 'how to' process for each popular genre, and discussing these popular genres in modern television and its relation to its big screen counterpart, Duncan provides a one-stop shop for novices and professionals alike.



McMillan Palgrave

It's simple: films need to have commercial value for the studios to produce them, distributors to sell them, and theater chains to screen them. While talent definitely plays a part in the writing process, it can be the well-executed formulaic approaches to the popular genres that will first get you noticed in the industry.


Genre Screenwriting: How to Write Popular Screenplays That Sell does not attempt to probe in the deepest psyche of screenwriters and directors of famous or seminal films, nor does it attempt to analyze the deep theoretic machinations of films. Duncan's simple goal is to give the reader, the screenwriter, a practical guide to writing each popular film genre. Employing methods as diverse as using fairy tales to illustrate the 'how to' process for each popular genre, and discussing these popular genres in modern television and its relation to its big screen counterpart, Duncan provides a one-stop shop for novices and professionals alike.



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Duncan (screenwriting, Loyola Marymount U. School of Film and Television, California) explains the ingredients that make up five popular film genres, leading readers through mini exercises for developing plot, characters, and other components, specific to each genre, of creating a screenplay. Samples of each exercise accompany the thoughtful text. The genres covered are action-adventure, thriller, science-fiction-fantasy, horror-fantasy, and comedy/romantic comedy. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Continuum, c2008
ISBN: 9780826429933
0826429939
Characteristics: xvii, 203 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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