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The Resource A history of the screenplay, Steven Price, School of English, Bangor University, UK

A history of the screenplay, Steven Price, School of English, Bangor University, UK

Label
A history of the screenplay
Title
A history of the screenplay
Statement of responsibility
Steven Price, School of English, Bangor University, UK
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Today's Hollywood screenplays have a uniform appearance, but it has not always been this way. The earliest film writing used theatrical plays and prose fiction as models, and the silent cinemas of Germany, Russia and the United States all developed their own traditions, culminating in the unique 'screen poetry' of Carl Mayer. Hollywood studios adapted to writing for sound in different ways, while European author-directors such as Ingmar Bergman made film writing as personal a form of expression as poetry. Later, American writers as diverse as William Goldman, David Mamet and Charlie Kaufman showed that the screen writer could be as important and distinctive a figure as any director, while today's digital technology is transforming screenwriting once again. Steven Price traces the history of the screenplay, illustrating its transformations with detailed discussion of a wide range of examples from the beginnings of cinema to the present day
  • Today's Hollywood screenplays have a uniform appearance, but it has not always been this way. The earliest film writing used theatrical plays and prose fiction as models, and the silent cinemas of Germany, Russia and the United States all developed their own traditions, culminating in the unique 'screen poetry' of Carl Mayer. Hollywood studios adapted to writing for sound in different ways, while European author-directors such as Ingmar Bergman made film writing as personal a form of expression as poetry. Later, American writers as diverse as William Goldman, David Mamet and Charlie Kaufman showed that the screen writer could be as important and distinctive a figure as any director, while today's digital technology is transforming screenwriting once again. Steven Price traces the history of the screenplay, illustrating its transformations with detailed discussion of a wide range of examples from the beginnings of cinema to the present day. --Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Price, Steven
Dewey number
808.2/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1996
LC item number
.P85 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Motion picture plays
Label
A history of the screenplay, Steven Price, School of English, Bangor University, UK
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prehistory of the screenplay -- Copyright law, theatre, and early film writing, 1904-1912 -- Outlines and scenarios, 1904-1917 -- The continuity script, 1912-1929 -- The silent film script in Europe -- The coming of sound -- The Hollywood sound screenplay to 1948 -- Narrative fiction and European screenwriting, 1948-1960 -- The master-scene screenplay and the "New Hollywood" -- The contemporary screenplay and the screenwriting manual -- Screenwriting today and tomorrow -- Conclusion
Control code
852224845
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780230291805
Lccn
2013051074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)852224845
Label
A history of the screenplay, Steven Price, School of English, Bangor University, UK
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prehistory of the screenplay -- Copyright law, theatre, and early film writing, 1904-1912 -- Outlines and scenarios, 1904-1917 -- The continuity script, 1912-1929 -- The silent film script in Europe -- The coming of sound -- The Hollywood sound screenplay to 1948 -- Narrative fiction and European screenwriting, 1948-1960 -- The master-scene screenplay and the "New Hollywood" -- The contemporary screenplay and the screenwriting manual -- Screenwriting today and tomorrow -- Conclusion
Control code
852224845
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780230291805
Lccn
2013051074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)852224845

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