Reading and Writing a Screenplay: Fiction, Documentary and New Media

1st Edition

Isabelle Raynauld

Routledge
May 17, 2019 Forthcoming
Textbook - 224 Pages - 53 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138476769 - CAT# K348567

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Summary

Reading and Writing a Screenplay takes you on a journey through the many possible ways of writing, reading and imagining fiction and documentary projects for cinema, television, and new media. It explores the critical role of a script as a document to be written and read with both future readers and the future film it will be giving life to in mind.

The book explores the screenplay and the screenwriting process by approaching the film script in three different ways: how it is written, how it is read, and how it can be re-written. Combining contemporary screenwriting practices with historical and academic context, Isabelle Raynauld provides key analytical tools and reading strategies for conceptualizing and scripting projects based on the impact different writing styles can have on readers, with various examples ranging from early cinema to new platforms throughout.

This title offers an alternative, thought-provoking and inspiring approach to reading and writing a screenplay that is ideal for screenwriters, students and aspiring screenwriters, and readers interested in understanding how an effective screenplay is created.

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