The Screenwriter in British Cinema (Paperback)

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Though screenwriting is an essential part of the film production process, in Britain it is yet to be fully recognised as a form in itself. In this original study, Jill Nelmes brings the art of screenwriting into sharp focus, foregrounding the role of the screenwriter in British cinema from the 1930s to the present day.
Drawing on otherwise unseen drafts of screenplays, correspondence and related material held in the Special Collections of the BFI National Archive, Nelmes's close textual analysis of the screenplay in its many forms illuminates both the writing and the production process. With case studies of a diverse range of key writers - from individuals such as Muriel Box, Robert Bolt and Paul Laverty, to teams such as the "Carry On" writers - Nelmes exposes the depth and breadth of this thriving field.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781844573653
ISBN-10: 1844573656
Publisher: British Film Institute
Publication Date: February 10th, 2014
Pages: 300
Language: English