Ts&Cs apply
Writing the Character-Centered Screenplay, Updated and Expanded edition (Paperback)
  • Writing the Character-Centered Screenplay, Updated and Expanded edition (Paperback)
zoom

Writing the Character-Centered Screenplay, Updated and Expanded edition (Paperback)

(author)
£25.00
Paperback 249 Pages / Published: 10/02/2000
  • In stock
  • Free UK delivery

In stock online

  • This item has been added to your basket
'We need good screenwriters who understand character'. Everywhere Andrew Horton traveled in researching this book - from Hollywood to Hungary - he heard the same refrain. Yet most of the standard how-to books on screenwriting follow the film industry's earlier lead in focusing almost exclusively on plot and formulaic structures. With this book, Horton, a film scholar and successful screenwriter, provides the definitive work on the character-based screenplay. Exceptionally wide-ranging - covering American, international, mainstream, and 'off-Hollywood' films, as well as television - the book offers creative strategies and essential practical information. Horton begins by placing screenwriting in the context of the storytelling tradition, arguing through literary and cultural analysis that all great stories revolve around a strong central character. He then suggests specific techniques and concepts to help any writer - whether new or experienced - build more vivid characters and screenplays. Centering his discussion around four film examples - including "Thelma & Louise" and "The Silence of the Lambs" - and the television series, "Northern Exposure", he takes the reader step-by-step through the screenwriting process, starting with the development of multi-dimensional characters and continuing through to rewrite. Finally, he includes a wealth of information about contests, fellowships, and film festivals. Espousing a new, character-based approach to screenwriting, this engaging, insightful work will prove an essential guide to all of those involved in the writing and development of film scripts.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520221659
Number of pages: 249
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm

You may also be interested in...

How to Write About Contemporary Art
Added to basket
The Penguin Writer's Manual
Added to basket
Writing Essays For Dummies
Added to basket
Raising Her Voice
Added to basket
Improve Your Handwriting
Added to basket
How to Write Essays & Assignments
Added to basket
Complete Writing Guide
Added to basket
Now Write! Nonfiction
Added to basket
Plain Words
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
New Hart's Rules
Added to basket
How to Write for University
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.