This course will look at the screenplay as both a literary text and blue-print for production. Several clasic screenplay
texts will be critically analyzed (i.e. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, DOCTOR STRANGELOVE, PSYCHO, etc.). Students will then embark on writing their own scripts. We will intensively focus on: character enhancement, creating "believable" cinematic dialogue, plot development and story structure, conflict, pacing, dramatic foreshadowing, the element of surprise, text and subtest and visual story-telling. Class attendance is mandatory. Students will submit their works-in-progress to the workshop for discussion. Students interested in the course should submit writing samples to M. Lapadula. Department of English 119 Bennett Hall/6273. Also include your name, SS#, undergraduate class or post-graduate status, and telephone number where you can be reached. Permission from instructor only.