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Creative Screenwriting: Understanding Emotional Structure

Creative Screenwriting: Understanding Emotional Structure (Paperback)

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Christina Kallas argues for and sets out a genuinely original and creative approach to writing for the screen. This textbook aims to excite the imagination, inspiring and dramatizing stories with thematic richness, emotional depth and narrative rhythm. Structured like a screenplay, the book moves through the pre-credit sequence to the epilogue, interweaving theory, practice and case studies. Kallas combines an awareness of the history of dramatic writing with a very practical focus on how to find ideas and develop them. Supported by innovative and inspiring exercises that enable writers to create stories out of emotions and images, this book is challenging, motivating and essential reading for anyone interested in screenwriting.

Essays & WritingWriting GuidesCreative writing & creative writing guidesFilm, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaFilm scripts & screenplaysFilm, TV & DramaTelevisionTelevision scripts & screenplays Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 30/06/2010 ISBN-13: 9780230221413  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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CHRISTINA KALLAS is a screenwriter and producer and President of the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE). She is the artistic director of the Balkan Fund and teaches screenwriting at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin and at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

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