Screen Adaptation: A Scriptwriting Handbook

2nd Edition

Kenneth Portnoy

Routledge
Published September 8, 1998
Reference - 176 Pages
ISBN 9780240803494 - CAT# Y141079

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $54.95

USD$43.96

SAVE ~$10.99

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

Screen Adaptation : A Scriptwriting Handbook, 2nd ed. examines the challenge screenwriters face when adapting novels, plays, and short stories for the screen. Thoroughly updated to include new exercises and example from current films, this book provides practical, usable information on how to find the best plot line for a script, choose key characters, and understand the goals and formats of different genres.



Topics include:
determining which characters and events are most valuable on developing the main story;
expanding short novellas and condensing long novels;
using dialog to advance the story and reveal character;
comparing the formats of plays, short stories, and novels to those of screenplays
approaching the marketplace

In this book, both beginning writers and professionals will find the tools necessary to evaluate a prospective source and create a successful screenplay

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title