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"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 and 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.

Synopsis:

Since it first appeared in 1994, Writing the Character-Centered Screenplay has become a "must read" for screenwriters everywhere and turned many a novice into a professional screenwriter. In this expanded edition, Horton surveys the New Hollywood while always emphasizing the one element of a film that truly holds our interest — character.

This updated and expanded edition includes:
-- A new chapter on screenwriting in the twenty-first century and beyond
-- Ten new exercises
-- Updated and expanded lists for contests, fellowships, resources, and festivals
-- A wealth of examples from film and television including Shakespeare in Love, The Silence of the Lambs, Fargo, Thelma & Louise, Northern Exposure, The Full Monty, Big Night, Life Is Beautiful
-- A fourteen-week character and script development schedule
-- Guides for pitching, self-critique, rewriting, registering your script, working on foreign projects, producing your own script, and more

Synopsis:

The only screenwriting guidebook that focuses the writing process on character. Useful for writers in all genres, the book uses examples from Hollywood, independent films, foreign films, and television. This updated and expanded edition includes a new chapter and ten new exercises.

Synopsis:

This updated text attempts to provide a definitive work on the character-based screenplay. It surveys the New Hollywood, where "Fargo", "Shakespeare in Love" and "The Truman Show" are able to succeed alongside the perennial special effects extravaganzas.

Synopsis:

"I have been searching for a book such as Horton's for years—and finally it has arrived. Horton's penetrating analysis and graceful writing style open up the key topic of characterization as no other book has. . . . I recommend it highly."—Paul Lucey, University of Southern California

Description:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520221659
Author:
Horton, Andrew
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Play/Scriptwriting
Subject:
Film - Screenwriting
Subject:
Motion picture authorship
Subject:
Creative writing
Subject:
Motion picture plays
Subject:
Characters and characteristics in motion pictures.
Subject:
Film & Video - Screenwriting
Subject:
Motion picture plays -- Technique.
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Screenwriting
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series Volume:
no. 97-771
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
249
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.75 in 12 oz

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Product details 249 pages University of California Press - English 9780520221659 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Since it first appeared in 1994, Writing the Character-Centered Screenplay has become a "must read" for screenwriters everywhere and turned many a novice into a professional screenwriter. In this expanded edition, Horton surveys the New Hollywood while always emphasizing the one element of a film that truly holds our interest — character.

This updated and expanded edition includes:
-- A new chapter on screenwriting in the twenty-first century and beyond
-- Ten new exercises
-- Updated and expanded lists for contests, fellowships, resources, and festivals
-- A wealth of examples from film and television including Shakespeare in Love, The Silence of the Lambs, Fargo, Thelma & Louise, Northern Exposure, The Full Monty, Big Night, Life Is Beautiful
-- A fourteen-week character and script development schedule
-- Guides for pitching, self-critique, rewriting, registering your script, working on foreign projects, producing your own script, and more

"Synopsis" by , The only screenwriting guidebook that focuses the writing process on character. Useful for writers in all genres, the book uses examples from Hollywood, independent films, foreign films, and television. This updated and expanded edition includes a new chapter and ten new exercises.
"Synopsis" by , This updated text attempts to provide a definitive work on the character-based screenplay. It surveys the New Hollywood, where "Fargo", "Shakespeare in Love" and "The Truman Show" are able to succeed alongside the perennial special effects extravaganzas.
"Synopsis" by ,
"I have been searching for a book such as Horton's for years—and finally it has arrived. Horton's penetrating analysis and graceful writing style open up the key topic of characterization as no other book has. . . . I recommend it highly."—Paul Lucey, University of Southern California
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