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This is the first true textbook for a course in screenwriting. Story Sense provides specific strategies for writing story, character, and script. A wealth of techniques are suggested so that screenwriters can select those that work best for them. The book has been conceived as a working manual for screenwriters and offers hands-on advice for solving the many problems that crop up as the work progresses. In addition, the book includes examples of script format, a glossary of film terms, the Writer's Guild's compensation terms, and such insider examples as a sample studio script evaluation form, a sample script analysis, a sample studio reader's questionnaire, and a sample re-write.

Synopsis:

A textbook for courses in screenwriting. This work provides specific strategies for writing story, character and script. Various techniques are suggested so that screenwriters can select those that work best for them.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 388-391) and index.

Table of Contents

PART 1: WRITING THE STORY

CHAPTER 1: SELECTING AN IDEA FOR A FILM OR TELEVISION STORY

CHAPTER 2: EXPANDING THE STORY IDEA

CHAPTER 3: WRITING THE PLOT

PART 2: WRITING THE SCRIPT

CHAPTER 4: SCENE STRUCTURE AND THE BASIC DRAMATIC UNITS

CHAPTER 5: CREATING EMOTIONALLY DIMENSIONAL CHARACTERS

CHAPTER 6: DIALOGUE AND CHARACTER

CHAPTER 7: DRAMATIZATION

CHAPTER 8: WRITING FOR THE CAMERA: VISUAL STORYTELLING

CHAPTER 9: WRITING STAGE DIRECTIONS

CHAPTER 10: SCRIPT FORMAT FOR FEATURE FILMS AND TELEVISION

CHAPTER 11: REWRITING

CHAPTER 12: CAREER COUNSELING FOR NEW SCREENWRITERS

APPENDIXES

Appendix A: Suggested Media to Illustrate Points Made in the Various Chapters

Appendix B: The Screenwriter's Reference Shell

Appendix C: Sequence Breakdown and Shot Numbers of The Verdict

Appendix D: Professional Version of the "Marry Me--or Else" Scene

Appendix E: Script Evaluation Forms

Appendix F: WGA TV Show List

Appendix G: WGA Minimum Basic Agreement, 1991-1994

Appendix H: Rewrite of Immigrant Scene Exercise in Chapter 13

Appendix I: Writer's Deal Memorandum

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swamigreg, January 18, 2009 (view all comments by swamigreg)
My Screenwriting instructor in the UCLA Writers Program suggested this book. Although it's a little old, it still has pertinent information for novice screenwriters and bunches of practical steps the writer needs to produce a professional script with the least amount of headaches. Additionally, the author provides real world documents that professional script readers and production members use when evaluating a script. Very useful information.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780070389960
Author:
Lucey, Paul
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
Author:
Lucey Paul
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Communication
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Play/Scriptwriting
Subject:
Film - Screenwriting
Subject:
Motion picture authorship
Subject:
Television - Screenwriting
Subject:
Television authorship
Subject:
Film & Video - Screenwriting
Subject:
WRITING,Television Story,Film,Scene,Script,PLOT,EXPANDING,SELECTING,Guide,Story Sense,Basic DRAMATIC UNITS,REWRITING
Subject:
Communication Studies
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
January 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.16x6.37x.64 in. 1.12 lbs.

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