Semiotics for Screenwriters
Using Semiotics to Break Down Your Favorite Films, Then Write Your Own Screenplay

By (author) Michael Tierno

ISBN13: 9781501391002

Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic USA

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format: Hardback

Published: 21/09/2023

Availability: Not yet available

You're trying to finish a screenplay, but there's a voice in your ear whispering, "You should know more about how cinema story works." Perhaps you've heard how many successful screenwriters deconstruct or "break down" films and study them. You'd like to try this method but ask yourself, "How do I start?" Semiotics for Screenwriters can help you with this daunting task by taking you on a unique journey through 25 classic films that shows you the hidden universal language of plot, character and theme at work in them. This method will reveal the mechanics of cinema story, then show you how to apply this knowledge to your own screenwriting. Semiotics is a powerful system of analysis applied in many fields, including literature and psychology. In this book you'll learn to deploy this method to break down classic films then apply it to writing, developing and correcting your own screenplays.
1. Introduction - Semiotics for Screenwriters - The Undiscovered System 2. A Summary Analysis of Different Screenwriting Systems 3. An Overview of the Semiotics Tools/Short Dictionary 4. The Past Moving Into the Present Moving Into the Future 5. A Breakdown of 50 Popular Films, Long Form Episodic Television and Situation Comedies Using the Tools 6. Christian Metz - The Grand Syntagmatique Analysis of 5 Films 7. A Demonstration of How to Use the Tools To Develop a Screenplay Bibliography Index
  • Film theory & criticism
  • Film scripts & screenplays
  • General (US: Trade)
  • Professional & Vocational
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