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- Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.57
It may be drama features that win the most awards and kudos from critics, but in the current marketplace you're unlikely to sell a drama screenplay in the way you would a genre script. Breaking down the nuts and bolts of what differentiates drama from genre, Writing and Selling Drama Screenplays will consider questions such as: What is 'emotional... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 14.99
All aspects of drama screenwriting, with†such case studies as† Erin Brockovich , The King?s Speech , Juno , and many more Breaking down the nuts and bolts of what differentiates drama from genre, this book considers questions such as What is "emotional truth?" What separates stereotypical and authentic characters? What are the different types... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Exploring the ethical questions posed by, in, and about childrens literature, this collection examines the way texts intended for children raise questions of value, depict the moral development of their characters, and call into attention shared moral presuppositions. Even as childrens literature has evolved in opposition to its origins... more...
- Free Press 2010; US$ 25.00
Film noir is more than a cinematic genre. It is an essential aspect of American culture. Along with the cowboy of the Wild West, the denizen of the film noir city is at the very center of our mythological iconography. Described as the style of an anxious victor, film noir began during the post-war period, a strange time of hope and optimism mixed with... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 42.00
This book explores the various meanings given to tragedy, from Aristotle, via Roman ideas and practices, to the middle ages. more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 40.00
We tell ourselves stories in order to live, Joan Didion observed in The White Album. Why is this? Michael Austin asks, in Useful Fictions. Why, in particular, are human beings, whose very survival depends on obtaining true information, so drawn to fictional narratives? After all, virtually every human culture reveres some form of storytelling.... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 35.00
The most accessible approach yet to childrens literature and narrative theory, Telling Childrens Stories is a comprehensive collection of never-before-published essays by an international slate of scholars that offers a broad yet in-depth assessment of narrative strategies unique to childrens literature. more...