A Poetics for Screenwriters : A Concise Review of the by Lance Lee

By Lance Lee

This paintings provides a precis of the artwork of screenwriting in all its features and is meant as a latest alternative for Aristotle's "Poetics". It connects screenwriting to the context and historical past of dramatic writing and features a old evaluation of drama's improvement and philosophical debates. parts lined contain: basic plot parts; dramatic fact; storytelling stance and plot varieties; personality; brain in drama; spectacle and constructing and filming the tale. proper examples from the area of movie are incorporated, comparable to "Witness", the standard Suspects","Fanny and Alexander","The Godfather", "Rear Window" and "Blue", in addition to from dramas starting from the greek tragedies to the performs of Ibsen and shakespeare.

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