The Psychology of Screenwriting: Theory and Practice (Paperback)
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The Psychology of Screenwriting: Theory and Practice (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages
Published: 12/09/2013
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The Psychology of Screenwriting is more than an interesting book on the theory and practice of screenwriting. It is also a philosophical analysis of predetermination and freewill in the context of writing and human life in our mediated world of technology. Drawing on humanism, existentialism, Buddhism, postmodernism and transhumanism, and diverse thinkers from Meister Eckhart to Friedrich Nietzsche, Theodor Adorno, Jacques Derrida, Jean Baudrillard and Gilles Deleuze, The Psychology of Screenwriting will be of use to screenwriters, film students, philosophers and all those interested in contemporary theory. This book combines in-depth critical and cultural analysis with an elaboration on practice in an innovative fashion. It explores how people, such as those in the Dogme 95 movement, have tried to overcome traditional screenwriting, looking in detail at the psychology of writing and the practicalities of how to write well for the screen. This is the first book to include high-theory with screenwriting practice whilst incorporating the Enneagram for character development. Numerous filmmakers and writers, including David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, David Cronenberg, Pedro Almodóvar, Darren Aronofsky, Sally Potter and Charlie Kaufman are explored. The Psychology of Screenwriting is invaluable for those who want to delve deeper into writing

for the screen.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
ISBN: 9781441128478
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 286 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


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Jason Lee’s exhaustive new study provides an essential tool for students and researchers interested in the creation and critique of modern screenwriting practices. The Psychology of Screenwriting blends major psychological, philosophical and industry-based perspectives alongside a fascinating array of case-studies, which range from contemporary Hollywood blockbusters, European art cinema classics and short film renditions, to modern splatter epics, rock opera spectaculars, British sitcom traditions and beyond. - Xavier Mendik, Principal Lecturer, Brighton University, UK and director of the Cine-Excess International Film Festival

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