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Author Rosenthal, Alan.

Title From Chariots of fire to The king's speech : writing biopics and docudramas / Alan Rosenthal
Published Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2013
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Contents Introduction -- Clearing your head. The popular genre -- What is docudrama? -- Choosing a dynamic subject -- Starting to work. Research -- The dramatic elements -- Shaping the film -- From treatment to full script. The outline treatment -- Writing dialogue and narration -- Beginning your script -- Special considerations. Adaptations -- Print the legend? -- Rights and legal issues -- Afterword
Summary Over the past decade, movie audiences have become hungry for films based on real people and historical events. Never was this more evident than during the best-picture showdown between The King's Speech and The Social Network during the 2011 Academy Awards, a scene then repeated, with Argo, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty in the 2013 awards. While Hollywood moguls have come to recognize the box-office revenue and critical acclaim that accompany such films and are now fast-tracking many docudramas into theaters, there remains a need for more reality-based film scripts. In From "Chariots of Fire" t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Biographical drama -- Authorship.
Historical drama -- Authorship.
Motion picture authorship.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 080933299X (ebook)
080933299X (electronic bk.)
9780809332991 (electronic bk.)