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The Resource A poetics for screenwriters, Lance Lee, (electronic book)

A poetics for screenwriters, Lance Lee, (electronic book)

Label
A poetics for screenwriters
Title
A poetics for screenwriters
Statement of responsibility
Lance Lee
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is a brilliant, all-encompassing work. I cannot recall a book on screenwriting which delves so deeply into the art and antecedents of screenwriting. Aristotle himself would, no doubt, congratulate Lance Lee. However, without waiting for the great Greek's response, put me down as 'Bravo!' --William Froug, author of Screenwriting Tricks of the Trade and Zen and the Art of Screenwriting Writing successful screenplays that capture the public imagination and richly reward the screenwriter requires more than simply following the formulas prescribed by the dozens of screenwriting manuals currently in print. Learning the "how-tos" is important, but understanding the dramatic elements that make up a good screenplay is equally crucial for writing a memorable movie. In A Poetics for Screenwriters, veteran writer and teacher Lance Lee offers aspiring and professional screenwriters a thorough overview of all the dramatic elements of screenplays, unbiased toward any particular screenwriting method. Lee explores each aspect of screenwriting in detail. He covers primary plot elements, dramatic reality, storytelling stance and plot types, character, mind in drama, spectacle and other elements, and developing and filming the story. Relevant examples from dozens of American and foreign films, including Rear Window, Blue, Witness, The Usual Suspects, Virgin Spring, Fanny and Alexander, The Godfather, and On the Waterfront, as well as from dramas ranging from the Greek tragedies to the plays of Shakespeare and Ibsen, illustrate all of his points. This new overview of the dramatic art provides a highly useful update for all students and professionals who have tried to adapt the principles of Aristotle's Poetics to the needs of modern screenwriting. By explaining "why" good screenplays work, this book is the indispensable companion for all the "how-to" guides
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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1942-
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Lee, Lance
Dewey number
808.2/3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1996
LC item number
.L39 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Motion picture authorship
  • Authorship
Label
A poetics for screenwriters, Lance Lee, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-136)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10194797
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 145 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780292747180
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A poetics for screenwriters, Lance Lee, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-136)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10194797
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 145 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780292747180
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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