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Author Horton, Andrew.

Title Writing the character-centered screenplay / Andrew Horton.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [1994]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  808.23 Hor    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 218 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-203) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. The Feast of Becoming: Carnival and Character -- Ch. 2. Varieties of Voices Within Character -- Ch. 3. Five Not-So-Easy Pieces: Analysis of Character-Centered Scripts -- Ch. 4. Beyond the Classical Hollywood Structure -- Ch. 5. Developing a Character-Centered Narrative -- Ch. 6. Pitching -- Ch. 7. Prelude to a Screenplay -- Ch. 8. The Fourteen-Week Character Developing Schedule -- Ch. 9. The Fourteen-Week Feature Screenplay -- Ch. 10. From Rewrite to Screen: An Overview of Options -- Appendix A: Coverage -- Appendix B: Self-Critiques -- Appendix C: Your Personal Screenwriting and Video Library -- Appendix D: At Long Last the Recipe for a Screenwriter's Gumbo with Character!
Summary 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
Subject Motion picture authorship.
Motion picture plays -- Technique.
Characters and characteristics in motion pictures.
Creative writing.
ISBN 0520084551 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520084578 (paperback: alk. paper)
0520221656 (paperback) £9.95