COMM 546 Lecture 13 - Overview

COMM 546 Lecture 13 - Overview - Dana Coen COMM 546(History...

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Dana Coen COMM 546 (History of American Screenwriting) Spring, 2010 OVERVIEW PRE-SOUND MILESTONES 1) Theatrical dramatic convention sets the rules for narrative filmmaking. 2) The process of recording moving images allows audiences to have the same experience at different times. ..thus expanding the medium’s reach. 3) Women scenario writers control the early narrative content of American films and bring a literary sensibility to process. Some become celebrities and steer feature-length film stories towards pulp-adventure, romance and moral tales. 4) Copyright legislation is changed to protect the owners of original material. This raises the question as to who that actually is ...the writer or the studio who paid the writer to write it? 5) The emergence of story departments characterizes scenario writers as employees, functionaries and support systems rather than artists. 6) Scenario writer’s words begin to appear on title cards. And reel changes create the notion of writing as a series of sequences.
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COMM 546 Lecture 13 - Overview - Dana Coen COMM 546(History...

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