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COMM1890 Screen Narrative - Reading List

Screen Narrative, 2019/20, Semester 1
Dr Tracey Mollet
t.l.mollet@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Week 2. Scriptwriting Masterclass

Dancyger, K. & Rush, J. 2013.  Alternative Scriptwriting: Beyond the Hollywood formula. New York: Focal Press, pp. 288-306 (e-book)  

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Week 3. How to, or how to not? Screenwriting Theory, Authorship and the Manuals

Macdonald, I. W. 2013. Screenwriting Poetics and the Screen Idea. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (Chapter Two)   
 

Maras, S. 2009. Screenwriting : history, theory and practice ISBN: 9781905674817 (pbk.) : £16.99; 9781905674824 (hbk.) : £45.00; 1905674821 (hbk.) : £45.00; 1905674813 (pbk.) : £16.99 London: Wallflower (Chapter One)   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MAA 26/07/2018) 

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Week 4. On Character.

Price, S. 2011, ‘Character in the Screenplay Text’, in J. Nelmes (ed.), Analysing the Screenplay. London: Routledge, pp. 201-215    

Sundelson, David, 1993 ‘The demon therapist and other dangers’, Journal of popular film & television. ISSN: 0195-6051, Vol 21, Issue 1, pp. 12-17  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MAA 26/07/2018) 

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Week 5. Cinematic Television? : The rise of the complex serial narrative

Dunleavy, T. 2018. Complex Serial Drama and Multi-Platform Television, London: Routledge, pp. 124-155  

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Week 7. Film Structure and the Hero.

Batty, C. 2010. ‘The physical and emotional threads of the archetypal hero’s journey.’ Journal of screenwriting. ISSN: 1759-7137. Vol 1 (2) pp. 291-208  

Batty, C. 2011. ‘Redefining the Hero’s Journey into a New Model for Screenwriting’ in Movies that move us : screenwriting and the power of the protagonist's journey ISBN: 9780230348158 (e-book). London: Palgrave, pp. 81-91   
 

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Week 8. Genre Part 1: Patterns of Storytelling in Film.

Newcomb, H. 2004. ‘Narrative and Genre,’ in J. Downing et al. (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Media Studies. London: Sage, pp. 413-427    

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Week 9. Genre Part 2: Patterns of Storytelling in TV.

J. Mittell, 2001, ‘A Cultural Approach to Television Genre Theory’, Cinema journal. ISSN: 0009-7101, Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 3-24.  

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Week 10. Factual Narratives.

Aaltonen, G. 2017. ‘Script as a hypothesis: Scriptwriting for documentary film.’ Journal of screenwriting. ISSN: 1759-7137, Vol. 8 (1) pp. 55-65.  

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  1. Aristotle (1996) Poetics. Translated and with an introduction by Malcolm Heath. London, Penguin Bks.
  2. Batty, Craig (2010) The physical and emotional threads of the archetypal Hero’s Journey, Journal of screenwriting. ISSN: 1759-7137 1.2 pp. 291-308.
  3. Bordwell, D. (1985) Narration in the Fiction Film. London, Routledge.
  4. Creeber, Glen ed. (2008) The Television Genre Book. London, BFI.
  5. Downing, John D. H. ed. (2004) The Sage Handbook of Media Studies. Thousand Oaks CA, Sage.
  6. Eisenstein, Sergei (1984) On the composition of the short fiction scenario ISBN: 0861320743; 9780861320745. Calcutta, Seagull Books.
  7. Elsey, Eileen, Andrew Kelly and Gareth Evans (2008) In short : a guide to short film-making in the digital age ISBN: 0851708935 15.99; 0851708927 (hbk.) : 48.00; 9780851708935; 9780851708928
  8. Ganz, Adam (2010) Time space and movement: screenplay as oral narrative, Journal of screenwriting. ISSN: 1759-7137 1.2 pp. 225-236.
  9. Gay, Andrew Kenneth (2014) Start me up; lean screenwriting for American entrepreneurial cinema. Journal of screenwriting. ISSN: 1759-7137 5.2 pp. 259-275.
  10. Grierson, Tim (2013) Screenwriting ISBN: 9780240824864; 0240824865. Lewes, ILEX.
  11. Kallay, J. (2010) Cyber-Aristotle : towards a poetics for interactive screenwriting. Journal of screenwriting. ISSN: 1759-7137 1:1, pp. 99-112.
  12. Langford, Barry (2005) Film genre : Hollywood and beyond ISBN: 0748619038 (pbk.); 074861902X (hbk.). Edinburgh, EUP.
  13. Langford, Barry (2011) Beyond McKee: screenwriting in and out of the academy. In Nelmes (2011a) Analysing the screenplay pp. 251-262.
  14. Lyons, Garry (2011) Britain’s First Suicide Bombers. Journal of screenwriting. ISSN: 1759-7137 2.2 pp. 249-262.
  15. Macdonald, Ian W. (2011) Behind the Mask of the Screenplay.in Myer (2011) Critical cinema : beyond the theory of practice ISBN: 9780231504560 (e-book) pp. 111-140.
  16. Macdonald, Ian W. (2013) Screenwriting Poetics and the Screen Idea. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.
  17. Macdonald, Kevin (1994) Emeric Pressburger : the life and death of a screenwriter ISBN: 0571168531. London, Faber & Faber.
  18. Maras, Steven (2009) Screenwriting : history, theory and practice ISBN: 9781905674817 (pbk.) : £16.99; 9781905674824 (hbk.) : £45.00; 1905674821 (hbk.) : £45.00; 1905674813 (pbk.) : £16.99. London, Wallflower.
  19. Millard, Kathryn (2014) Screenwriting in a digital era ISBN: 9780230343283 hardback £50.00; 9781137319104 PDF ebook £50.00. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.
  20. Myer, Clive ed. (2011) Critical cinema : beyond the theory of practice ISBN: 9780231504560 (e-book). London, Wallflower.
  21. Neale, Steve (1999) Genre and Hollywood ISBN: 0415026067. London, Routledge.
  22. Nelmes, Jill ed. (2007) Introduction to Film Studies. 4 th ed. London, Routledge.
  23. Nelmes, J. ed. (2011a) Analysing the screenplay. London, Routledge.
  24. Nelmes, Jill (2011b) Realism and screenplay dialogue in Nelmes (2011a) Analysing the screenplay pp. 217-236.
  25. Nelmes, Jill (2014) The screenwriter in British cinema ISBN: 1844573656 (paperback); 9781844573653 (paperback); 1844573664 (hardback); 9781844573660 (hardback). London, Palgrave Macmillan.
  26. Newcomb, Horace (2004) Narrative and Genre in Downing (2004) The Sage Handbook of Media Studies pp. 413-28.
  27. Price, Steven (2010) The screenplay : authorship, theory and criticism ISBN: 9780230223622 (pbk.) : £16.99; 9780230223615 (hbk.) : £60.00; 0230223613 (hbk.) : £60.00; 0230223621 (pbk.) : £16.99. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.
  28. Price, Steven (2011) Character in the screenplay text. In Nelmes (2011) Analysing the screenplay pp. 201-216.
  29. Price, Steven (2013) A history of the screenplay ISBN: 9781137315700 (e-book). Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.
  30. Thompson, K. (1999) Storytelling in the new Hollywood : understanding classical narrative technique ISBN: 0674839757 (pbk. : alk. paper ; cl. : alk. paper); 0674839749. Cambridge MA, Harvard University Press. pp. 1-49 Chapter 1 Modern Classicism.
  31. Thompson, K. (2003) Storytelling in film and television ISBN: 0674010639 (cloth ; alk. paper); 9780674010635 (cloth ; alk. paper); 0674010876 (pbk. ; alk. paper); 9780674010871 (pbk. ; alk. paper). Cambridge MA, Harvard University Press.
  32. Watson, Paul (2007) Genre Theory and Hollywood Cinema in Nelmes (2007) Introduction to Film Studies pp. 109-127.
  33. Zaluczkowska, A. (2011) Storyworld: the Bigger Picture, investigating the world of multi platform/transmedia production and its affect on storytelling processes. Journal of screenwriting. ISSN: 1759-7137, 3:1, pp. 83-101.

This list was last updated on 04/09/2019