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Author Macdonald, Ian W., 1951- author

Title Screenwriting poetics and the screen idea / Ian W. Macdonald, Institute of Communication Studies, University of Leeds, UK
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave macmillan, 2013
Houndmills, Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013


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Description x, 271 pages ; 23 cm
Series Palgrave studies in screenwriting
Palgrave studies in screenwriting.
Contents Theoretical approaches -- The orthodox poetics of screenwriting -- The real world and screenwriting as work -- The screen idea work group: Emmerdale -- The individual, their creativity and the poetics -- Hitchcock's forgotten screenwriter: Eliot Stannard -- God is in the details: the text object -- The poetics of the screen idea: Nostromo -- Screenwriting studies
Summary This book presents an investigation into how screenwriting works, showing how to understand, study and research screenwriting and screen narrative production. It explores three facets, the practices, the creative poetics and the texts,to re-conceptualise and join together our understanding of screenwriting and development. These facets serve the 'screen idea', that sense of something that might become a film or television show, and the focus for the beliefs and received wisdom behind the poetics. Macdonald applies a range of film, media and creative theories to the study and research of screenwriting, and includes three new, original case studies: story development in the successful ITV soap Emmerdale, the silent film work of Hitchcock's first major screenwriter Eliot Stannard, and David Lean's last, unfinished magnum opus, Nostromo
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Lean, D. R. S. (David R. S.)
Stannard, Eliot -- Criticism and interpretation.
Emmerdale (Television program)
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Motion picture authorship -- Philosophy.
Motion picture authorship.
Motion picture plays -- Editing.
Television authorship.
Genre/Form Literature.
LC no. 2014000452
ISBN 9780230392281 (hardback)