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Screenwriting Updated: New (and Conventional) Ways of Writing for the Screen

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Today's screenwriter must be adept at today's popular yet often complex and unconventional script forms, such as the parallel storytelling of 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Magnolia', the multiple protagonist narrative of 'American Beauty', and the complex flashback forms of 'The Usual Suspects' and 'The Sweet Hereafter'. Becoming comfortable with and skilled in such modern script fo ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Silman-James Press (first published 2001)
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This book is really like four books in one. Firstly, it's an overview of traditional three-act structure screenplay writing. Secondly, it's a sort of 'creativity manual' on how to effectively use literal and lateral thinking in combination to come up with ideas that are "real but unusual." Thirdly, it's what it says in the title: a how-to on writing unconventional screenplay structures (with a focus on flashback, and to a somewhat lesser extent, parallel narratives and ensemble films). Lastly, i ...more
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لي عودة لتلخيص هذا الكاتب الرائع ان شاء الله،

الكتاب يضع الاساسيات الهيكلية المعقدة
structure of narrative
لعمل قصص غير تقليدية من نوع
parallel narrative
أي الفلم ذا القصص متعددة او الشخصيات المتعددة او الفلاش باك الى الماضي
وقسم هذه النوع من القصص الى اربع أقسام:

There are four types of parallel narrative:
1.Flashback
2.Tandem
3.Sequential
4.Multiple protagonist/antagonist


اهم تفرقة قامت بها الكاتبة، هي عمل خطين في القصة
الخط الأول هو خط الأحداث العاطفية
emotional / relationship line

والخط الثاني هو خط ال
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Linda Aronson is a working writer with awards as a scriptwriter, playwright and novelist. She has thirty years experience as a scriptwriter working for companies from Australia, UK, New Zealand and USA. As a scriptwriter, she has credits for feature film, TV series and serials, mini-series, children's TV, radio drama, stage plays, and TV drama-documentary. Her young adult fiction is published in m ...more
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