This course will look at the screenplay as both a literary text and a blue print for production. Several classic screenplay texts will be critically analyzed (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 subtext and visual story-telling. Class attendance is mandatory. Students will submit their works-in-progress to the workshop for discussion.
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Post date: February 9, 2015 - 10:04am
Updated date: March 9, 2015 - 11:35am