Writing Dialogue for Scripts: Effective dialogue for film, tv, radio and stage (Writing Handbooks)

Davis, Rib

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2008. 3rd. Paperback. Writing Dialogue for Scripts provides expert insight into how dialogue works and how to write it for dramatic effect. A highly practical guide, with analysis and script examples from film; Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, The English Patient and The Constant Gardener, plays, documentaries, TV and radio shows. Series: Writing Handbooks. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: CBVS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 213 x 137 x 21. Weight in Grams: 216. Effective Dialogue for Film, TV, Radio and Stage. Series: Writing Handbooks. 224 pages. Writing Dialogue for Scripts provides expert insight into how dialogue works and how to write it for dramatic effect. A highly practical guide, with analysis and script examples from film; Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, The English Patient and The Constant Gardener, plays, documentaries, TV and radio shows. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational. BIC Classification: CBVS. Dimension: 213 x 137 x 21. Weight: 214. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Writing Dialogue for Scripts provides expert insight into how
dialogue works. It shows what to look out for in everyday speech, and
how to apply dialogue in scripts for dramatic effect. Writers learn, on
the whole by trial, error and practice, and this book will help guide
them on their journey.


A highly practical guide, the book includes much analysis and many
examples of scripted dialogue from across different media: from Pulp Fiction to Goodfellas, The English Patient and The Constant Gardner,
playwrights Arthur Miller, Caryl Churchill, Michael Frayn, Alan
Bennett, Alan Ayckbourn to name just a few, as well as documentaries,
TV and radio shows. Chapters deal with how conversation works,
naturalistic and stylised dialogue, pace and variation, scripted
narration, comic dialogue and presentation.


Updates to this edition includes a look at recent films including The Constant Gardener, and Transamerica, TV shows such as Extras and the award winning play The History Boys. Extended material on storytelling style narration within scripts (such as Desparate Housewives) and documentary style dialogue (David Hare's The Permanent Way) and a new section on 'Highly Stylised Dialogue' dealing with the trend toward dialogue in fantasy sequences.


'An undisputed must-have for any student of writing' David Lane, Creative Writing Lecturer, City University

About the Author: Award-winning writer, Rib Davis, has had over 50 scripts
performed on screen, radio and stage and has worked as a script reader
for both the BBC and Arts Council of Great Britain.

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