Williams, Eric R. Screen Adaptation: Beyond the Basics: Techniques for Adapting Books, Comics, and Real-Life Stories into Screenplays. London, New York: Routledge, 2018.
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|Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-138-94885-3
BibTeX citation key: Williams2018a
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Keywords: Adaptation, Film adaptation
Publisher: Routledge (London, New York)
Once you understand the basics of screenwriting, ideas for your next screenplay are everywhere. Whether it comes from a favorite children’s book, a summer novel you discover accidentally, a news story that catches your imagination, or a chapter from your own life — advanced screenwriting strategies should now guide you through your first adaptation. In Screen Adaptation: Beyond the Basics, award-winning screenwriter Eric Williams uses examples from award-winning screenplays to explain new storytelling techniques. His real-world examples illustrate a range of advanced approaches — including new ways to identify and craft tension, how to reimagine structure and character, and how to strengthen emotional depth in your characters and in the audience. Screen Adaptation: Beyond the Basics teaches readers new ways to engage with source material in order to make successful adaptation decisions, regardless of the source material.
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Table of Contents
SECTION ONE: BASIC PRACTICES
SECTION TWO: INTERMEDIATE PRACTICES
SECTION THREE: ADVANCED PRACTICES