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Robert Edgar-Hunt

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Robert Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts at York St John University, UK, where he teaches creative writing and film and television. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Marland

John Marland is Senior Lecturer in Film and Literature at York St John University where he has both taught and developed undergraduate courses in Scriptwriting. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting

AVA Publishing SA, 2012

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...The Spy Who Loved Me (dir: Lewis Gilbert 1977)What is the Bond villain’s downfall? They break the golden rule of how to successfully dispense with your nemesis. This is also the golden rule of screenwriting – keep it simple.The patron saint...

Second Draft

Robert Edgar-Hunt

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Robert Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts at York St John University, UK, where he teaches creative writing and film and television. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Marland

John Marland is Senior Lecturer in Film and Literature at York St John University where he has both taught and developed undergraduate courses in Scriptwriting. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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James Richards

James Richards

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Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting

AVA Publishing SA, 2012

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... and self-disciplined, it’s likely that the place they live will reflect this. Here’s an inadequate description of their room: We have learnt very little from this. Here it is in more detail: Even before John has entered the room, we have gained...

Screenwriters: Unscripted

Robert Edgar-Hunt

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Robert Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts at York St John University, UK, where he teaches creative writing and film and television. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Marland

John Marland is Senior Lecturer in Film and Literature at York St John University where he has both taught and developed undergraduate courses in Scriptwriting. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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James Richards

James Richards

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Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting

AVA Publishing SA, 2012

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... or form or a particular story? It was after seeing John Cleese interviewed about Fawlty Towers talking about how complicated plot lines could be. On that one, the longest time was [spent] writing the plot – a wall full of Post-it notes....

Concept/Treatment/Pitch

Robert Edgar-Hunt

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Robert Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts at York St John University, UK, where he teaches creative writing and film and television. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Marland

John Marland is Senior Lecturer in Film and Literature at York St John University where he has both taught and developed undergraduate courses in Scriptwriting. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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James Richards

James Richards

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Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting

AVA Publishing SA, 2012

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... like being intrigued; they don’t like being confused. If your film is focusing on one or two characters, then you’ll need to establish them very quickly – the short Je t’Aime John Wayne (2000) is worth watching to see how this is done....

Constructing Meaning

Robert Edgar

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Robert Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts at York St John University, UK, where he teaches creative writing and film and television. Publications include Screenwriting (2009) and Directing Fiction (2010) and most recently the second edition of The Language of Film (Bloomsbury, 2015). Research projects include work on Hitchcock and Herrmann, contemporary television and Top Gear. Robert was a co-editor of The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Marland

John Marland is Senior Lecturer in Film and Literature at York St John University where he has both taught and developed undergraduate courses in Scriptwriting. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steven Rawle

Steven Rawle is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at York St. John University, UK, where he teaches film form and the politics of global cultural production at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Language of Film

Fairchild Books, 2015

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... be shattered and the images would look too similar, producing a jump cut by violating the 30° rule. Missing Reverse Shot Shot-reverse-shot can also be used to hide things and trouble the viewer. For example, Halloween (dir.: John Carpenter...

Script Editing

Robert Edgar-Hunt

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Robert Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts at York St John University, UK, where he teaches creative writing and film and television. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Marland

John Marland is Senior Lecturer in Film and Literature at York St John University where he has both taught and developed undergraduate courses in Scriptwriting. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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James Richards

James Richards

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Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting

AVA Publishing SA, 2012

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...The Bad and the Beautiful (dir: Vincente Minnelli 1952)Jonathan Shields’s determination to be a Hollywood big shot makes him the villain of the piece. His success is at the expense of the writers. Effective script editing is about working...

Frames and Images

Robert Edgar

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Robert Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts at York St John University, UK, where he teaches creative writing and film and television. Publications include Screenwriting (2009) and Directing Fiction (2010) and most recently the second edition of The Language of Film (Bloomsbury, 2015). Research projects include work on Hitchcock and Herrmann, contemporary television and Top Gear. Robert was a co-editor of The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Marland

John Marland is Senior Lecturer in Film and Literature at York St John University where he has both taught and developed undergraduate courses in Scriptwriting. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steven Rawle

Steven Rawle is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at York St. John University, UK, where he teaches film form and the politics of global cultural production at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Language of Film

Fairchild Books, 2015

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... symbolizing John’s guilt around the death of his daughter, as well as playing a role in the ghostly story of past and future. Recommended Viewing Seek out The Red Shoes (dir.: Michael Powell 1948) and watch its central ballet sequence....

Ideology

Robert Edgar

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Robert Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts at York St John University, UK, where he teaches creative writing and film and television. Publications include Screenwriting (2009) and Directing Fiction (2010) and most recently the second edition of The Language of Film (Bloomsbury, 2015). Research projects include work on Hitchcock and Herrmann, contemporary television and Top Gear. Robert was a co-editor of The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Marland

John Marland is Senior Lecturer in Film and Literature at York St John University where he has both taught and developed undergraduate courses in Scriptwriting. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steven Rawle

Steven Rawle is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at York St. John University, UK, where he teaches film form and the politics of global cultural production at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Language of Film

Fairchild Books, 2015

Book chapter

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... of John Lennon is no accident; it offers a very late-1960s attitude to an early-1940s setting.Ideology is a difficult and slippery term. There are many, many books that seek to explain ideology and they all seem to arrive at different...

Intertextuality

Robert Edgar

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Robert Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts at York St John University, UK, where he teaches creative writing and film and television. Publications include Screenwriting (2009) and Directing Fiction (2010) and most recently the second edition of The Language of Film (Bloomsbury, 2015). Research projects include work on Hitchcock and Herrmann, contemporary television and Top Gear. Robert was a co-editor of The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Marland

John Marland is Senior Lecturer in Film and Literature at York St John University where he has both taught and developed undergraduate courses in Scriptwriting. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and

Steven Rawle

Steven Rawle is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at York St. John University, UK, where he teaches film form and the politics of global cultural production at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Language of Film

Fairchild Books, 2015

Book chapter

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... such as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street (dir: John McTiernan 1989) and John McClane in Die Hard (dir: Oliver Stone 1988) have fallen into the collective imagination as concentrated personifications of unscrupulous greed and determined heroism....

What is a Screenplay?

Robert Edgar-Hunt

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Robert Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts at York St John University, UK, where he teaches creative writing and film and television. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Marland

John Marland is Senior Lecturer in Film and Literature at York St John University where he has both taught and developed undergraduate courses in Scriptwriting. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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James Richards

James Richards

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Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting

AVA Publishing SA, 2012

Book chapter

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... brushstrokes Can leave the story unresolved Have a restricted number of locations and action taking place over a short time period Don’t use sub-plots Too Many Nuns Spoil the... (York St. John University) The scriptwriter is normally...