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Television Dramatic Dialogue: A Sociolinguistic Study

Kay Richardson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195374056
eISBN:
9780199776177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374056.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

When we watch and listen to actors speaking lines that have been written by someone else, a common experience if we watch any television at all, the illusion of “people talking” is strong. These ... More


Conclusion

Kay Richardson

in Television Dramatic Dialogue: A Sociolinguistic Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195374056
eISBN:
9780199776177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374056.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter attempts to synthesize some of the principal themes that have emerged over the course of the preceding chapters. It recapitulates a point made in the introduction that language is only ... More


What TV Screenwriters Know about Dialogue

Kay Richardson

in Television Dramatic Dialogue: A Sociolinguistic Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195374056
eISBN:
9780199776177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374056.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This is the first of two chapters that situate television dramatic dialogue in a wider social context by looking at how it (a) comes into being and (b) is received and used by audiences. This chapter ... More


Not According to Plan: Filmmaking under Stalin

Maria Belodubrovskaya

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709944
eISBN:
9781501713804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709944.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Not According to Plan is a history of Soviet filmmaking under Stalin (1930–1953). It addresses why the Stalin regime failed to construct a controlled propaganda cinema despite explicit intention to ... More


“Blacklisted”

Gerald Horne

in The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

John Howard Lawson's freedom had a price. He and virtually all of Red Hollywood were now “blacklisted,” barred from the industry they had helped to construct. Lawson entered the netherworld of the ... More


The New American History: Cimarron, 1931

J.E. Smyth

in Reconstructing American Historical Cinema: From Cimarron to Citizen Kane

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124063
eISBN:
9780813134765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124063.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at the 1931 historical film Cimarron. This film was based on Edna Ferber's novel and it was directed by Wesley Ruggles. This chapter suggests that this film pioneered a technique ... More


Researching Emotion in Television: a small-scale case study of emotion in the UK/Irish soap industry

Kristyn Gorton

in Media Audiences: Television, Meaning and Emotion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624171
eISBN:
9780748670956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The final chapter considers how the industry values the concept of emotion by drawing on interviews with those working within the UK/Irish television industry. It begins with a consideration of the ... More


A Sentimental Journey: writing emotion in television

Kristyn Gorton

in Media Audiences: Television, Meaning and Emotion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624171
eISBN:
9780748670956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

As the first of the case studies on emotion in television, this chapter considers the importance of writing to the construction of emotion in a television text, by drawing on an interview with ... More


Screenwriting: Lack of Professionalization and the Literary Scenario

Maria Belodubrovskaya

in Not According to Plan: Filmmaking under Stalin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709944
eISBN:
9781501713804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709944.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Throughout the Stalin period cinema experienced a perpetual “scenario crisis,” or a shortage of suitable screenplays. This was due to the lack of professionalization in Soviet screenwriting and to ... More


Faulkner and Film

Peter Lurie and Ann J. Abadie (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461015
eISBN:
9781626740587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461015.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The nine essays of this volume explore a variety of ways to understand Faulkner’s influence by and imbrication in cinematic practice and the workings of the American film industry. The introduction ... More


Two Screenplays: Bless Their Little Hearts (1984) Man in a Basket (2003)

James Naremore

in Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520285521
eISBN:
9780520960954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285521.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Burnett is a complete filmmaker who has not only directed but also photographed, edited, and written many films. This chapter puts emphasis on his talent as a screenwriter, using two very different ... More


Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Dalton Trumbo (1905–1976) was one of the highest-paid screenwriters in Hollywood, an outspoken advocate of left-wing political views, the most famous member of the Hollywood Ten, and the person who ... More


Cinematicity of Speech and Visibility of Literature: The Poetics of Soviet Film Scripts of the Early Sound Film Era

Anke Hennig

in Cinematicity in Media History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748676118
eISBN:
9780748695096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676118.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, written by Anke Hennig, offers an account of scriptwriting in the Soviet film culture of the 1930s. It locates an instance of cinematicity during this period in the political and ... More


Faulkner and Hollywood:: A Call for Reassessment

Robert W. Hamblin

in Faulkner and Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461015
eISBN:
9781626740587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461015.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this essay, Robert Hamblin revisits the important period of Faulkner’s life when he worked as a screenwriter for several studios in Hollywood. He shows the ways in which Faulkner’s scripts reveal ... More


The Triptych and the Screenplays

Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick

in Scripting Hitchcock: Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036484
eISBN:
9780252093517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036484.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter establishes three of Alfred Hitchcock's films—Psycho (1960), The Birds (1963), and Marnie (1964)—as the focal points of this study. At the same time the chapter explores his professional ... More


Outside of Dreams

Ethel Morgan Smith

in Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732740
eISBN:
9781604734713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732740.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter describes how the chapter’s author, Ethel Morgan Smith, met Alice Bookman in her screenwriting class at a writer’s conference on St. Simon in Georgia. During the author’s last three ... More


Logic is the Cure, Meet the Disease: The Melos of Cobra

Scott Higgins

in The Ultimate Stallone Reader: Sylvester Stallone as Star, Icon, Auteur

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169813
eISBN:
9780231850643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169813.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at Sylvester Stallone's screenwriting through an analysis of Cobra (1986). In constructing his plot for Cobra, Stallone filtered out the complexities of Paula Gosling's 1974 novel ... More


The Silver Dream Accumulated

Robert Jackson

in Fade In, Crossroads: A History of the Southern Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190660178
eISBN:
9780190660215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190660178.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 3 is devoted to the film-related activities of southern literary figures. From nineteenth-century writers including Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe (not a southerner by birth, but, as ... More


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