FILM final - Anthony Gan FILM 130A SCREENWRITING...

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Anthony Gan FILM 130A SCREENWRITING FUNDAMENTALS—FTV 130A Take-home final 1. What is the one un-breakable rule of dramatic writing? (Limit your answer to three  words.)  Don’t be boring 2. When adapting a novel to the screen, what does the screenwriter owe the original  material?  (Limit your answer to one word.) Nothing 3. Where do you need conflict in a screenplay? (Limit your answer to one word.)  Everywhere 4. Aristotle argues that the dramatist should choose “…a persuasive impossibility over  an unpersuasive possibility….” What does he mean?  He means one should attempt to do the impossible, however interesting, rather than  one that is possible and not interesting.  Aim for big and eventful opposed to small  and boring. 5. Aristotle writes “…we delight in contemplating the most exact likenesses of things  which are in themselves painful to see….”  What does he mean?
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course FILM & TV 130A taught by Professor Walter during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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FILM final - Anthony Gan FILM 130A SCREENWRITING...

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