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Adaptation for Screenwriters

Adaptation for Screenwriters

  • Author: Edgar, Robert (Senior Lecturer in Media and Commun
  • ISBN: 9781350036673
  • Availability: In Stock
$NZ 39.99 Ex Tax: $NZ 39.99
Develop the critical and creative skills to `translate' a story from page to screen with this step-by-step guide to the process of screen adaptation you'll learn to: - interrogate a novel or short story to release its `inner film' - convert fictional prose into visual drama - overcome the obstacles presented by different media `languages' - approach key strategic decisions - both technical and interpretive - draft and re-draft your plot, characters and dialogue - professionally format and submit your finished script In addition to examples taken from `literary classics', contemporary novels, genre fiction, short stories, and biographical material, Marland and Edgar embrace the wider phenomenon of re-telling and updating existing stories, such as the `appropriation' of popular figures, inter-film adaptation (sequels and `reboots'), and development into other visual forms including graphic fiction and video games. Whether you are producing a faithful adaptation of Tolstoy's War and Peace, or planning to pair up the crime-fighting duo of Sherlock Holmes and Batman, Adaptation for Screenwriters will be your guide.

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