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Screenwriting is Filmmaking - The Theory and Practice of Writing for the Screen

By Brian Dunnigan

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ISBN: 9781785006098
PUBLISHED: 05/09/2019
PAGES: 168
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 17 colour and 17 b&w photos

To write for the unique medium of the screen, you need to be as engaged with the theory and practice of film as you are with words. Screenwriting is Filmmaking provides a wealth of insights for new and experienced writers alike on the historical, theoretical and practical essentials of screenwriting. With clear analyses drawn from a wide range of classical and contemporary films, alongside case studies and practical exercises, this book encourages the development of craft skills and a personal voice through the writing of short and feature screenplays.

You will learn how to:

  • Develop your screenplay from idea to final draft
  • Apply the techniques of narrative, structure and visual language
  • Build rounded and convincing characters
  • Craft compelling scenes through dialogue and sub-text
  • Move forward in personal and professional development
  • Maintain a meaningful and lasting creative practice

"Brian Dunnigan has brilliantly encapsulated the profound dependency all filmmaking has on the ideas that arise from a well written screenplay. Screenwriting is Filmmaking is an invaluable resource for anyone facing the task of making a film. I cannot recommend it enough." Iain Smith, producer of Mad Max: Fury Road, Planet of the Apes and Local Hero

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" This is an excellent introduction to the challenges of film scriptwriting, ideal for both students and young writers. Broad in its scope and range across the conventional story arcs and character-building of Hollywood cinema, it also provides a rich and nuanced engagement with the anti-narrativity and 'docu-modes' of independent filmmakers, such as the Dardenne brothers, Clair Denis and Michael Haneke. Engaging and wise, it is a significant contribution to the notoriously difficult field of 'writing on how to write'. "
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