9781615931309

Dan O'bannon's Guide to Screenplay Structure: Inside Tips from the Writer of Alien, Total Recall & Return of the Living Dead

  • ISBN 13:

    9781615931309

  • ISBN 10:

    1615931309

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2013
  • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services

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Summary

Dan O'Bannon famously crafted his screenplays using a self-designed system which he called "dynamic structure." This book outlines how O'Bannon's method differs from those of other well-known screenwriting gurus, and illustrates with examples from classic (and not-so-classic) films how dynamic structure can be applied to craft narrative and character. O'Bannon also includes his insights on subjects such as the logic of the three-act structure, the role of the producer in screenplay development, and the psychological principle known as "hedonic adaptation," which has a unique effect on the structuring of screen stories.

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