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|Title: ||ENGL 204-01, Introduction to Screenwriting, Fall 2009|
|Authors: ||Hathcock, Barrett|
|Date Issued: ||26-Aug-2009|
|Publisher: ||Rhodes College|
|Series/Report no.: ||Syllabi CRN;10208|
|Abstract: ||In this screenwriting workshop, you will read and analyze several mostly contemporary screenplays; you will review one current film; you will write a variety of scenes exercises, to be discussed in class; and you will workshop three one-act screenplays. At the end of the semester, you will revise and compile these three individual acts and turn in a final screenplay portfolio.
In our workshop critique and screenplay analysis, we will be most keenly concerned with narrative structure, how different screenwriters do the same essential task of conveying a narrative dramatically and visually within the confines of cinema. We will ask less the questions of what a film means and more the questions of how a film was written—the kinds of narrative decisions made and how they could be made differently and what the consequences might be.
We will also read a practical text to guide our efforts, as well as a handful of essays related to screenplay craft.|
|Description: ||This syllabus was submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.|
|Appears in Collections:||English Department. Syllabi|
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