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Studying Talk to Her

Emily Hughes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733438
eISBN:
9781800342026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733438.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Talk to Her (2002) is a hugely rich and interesting, though ambiguous, film that met with both popular success and critical acclaim. The film won an Oscar for best original screenplay and has been ... More


Shivers

Luke Aspell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325970
eISBN:
9781800342545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325970.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Shivers (1975) was David Cronenberg's first commercial feature and his first horror film. In a modern apartment block, a scientific project to unleash the id results in the equation of passion with ... More


Summary

Emily Hughes

in Studying Talk to Her

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733438
eISBN:
9781800342026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733438.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter summarises the study of Pedro Almodóvar's Talk to Her (2002). Talk to Her is a film that reflects the social and historical context of Spain and demonstrates many of Almodóvar's auteur ... More


Scripting Hitchcock: Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie

Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036484
eISBN:
9780252093517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036484.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the collaborative process between Alfred Hitchcock and the screenwriters he hired to write the scripts for three of his greatest films: Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie. Drawing from ... More


The Script: Does the Narrative’s Nature Matter?

Dean Keith Simonton

in Great Flicks: Scientific Studies of Cinematic Creativity and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199752034
eISBN:
9780199894857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752034.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

What characteristics of the screenplay provide the best predictors of greatness? The answer to this question is sought in the following script attributes: the genre, the runtime, MPAA ratings, sex ... More


Riding the Whirlwind: Scripting the Political in the Spectacle

Steven C. Caton

in Lawrence of Arabia: A Film's Anthropology

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520210820
eISBN:
9780520919891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520210820.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how Lawrence of Arabia becomes implicated in a more significant story about Hollywood's embarrassing political history. It shows the changes Michael Wilson (one of the film's ... More


Spike Jonze’s Screenwriting: The Screenplay

Wyatt Moss-Wellington

in ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474447621
eISBN:
9781474476669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447621.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This original screenplay presents a fictional dialogue with Spike Jonze, drawing much of its content from interviews, speeches made by Jonze, and other writings concerning the nature of ... More


Robert Altman and the Elaboration of Hollywood Storytelling

Mark Minett

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197523827
eISBN:
9780197523865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197523827.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Robert Altman and the Elaboration of Hollywood Storytelling reveals an Altman barely glimpsed in previous critical accounts of the filmmaker. This re-examination of his seminal work during the ... More


The hostile waters of British television in a deregulated age

Troy Kennedy Martin

in Troy Kennedy Martin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067020
eISBN:
9781781702055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067020.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Since Edge of Darkness, Troy Kennedy Martin has had relatively little work produced. In the twenty years since that award-winning serial, he has been credited for just four screenplays, two of which ... More


Twice in a Lifetime

Frederick Nolan

in Lorenz Hart: A Poet on Broadway

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102895
eISBN:
9780199853212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.003.0028
Subject:
Music, Popular

The movie they were going out to make would reunite them with their old partner Herbert Fields, who had written the screenplay with his brother Joe Fields, using as its basis an unproduced play by ... More


The Unheard Song of Joy

Jeff Jaeckle

in Refocus: the Films of Preston Sturges

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474406550
eISBN:
9781474416146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406550.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter illustrates some of the untapped riches of Preston Sturges’s unproduced screenplay for the musical Song of Joy, both in terms of its pivotal timing in his filmmaking career and its ... More


The Crime Films of Anthony Mann

Max Alvarez

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039249
eISBN:
9781626740051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039249.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Anthony Mann was a major contributor to film noir, and this book studies the development, production, and marketing, of the director’s 1942-1951 cycle of 15 thrillers and suspense melodramas (one of ... More


‘I’ve come here to say one magic word to you: cheeseburger.’ The Fly scene-by-scene: Act One

Emma Westwood

in The Fly

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325420
eISBN:
9781800342309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325420.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter assesses the scenes of Act One of David Cronenberg's The Fly (1986). The film opens with a mid-shot of Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) talking to the camera; the next shot determines ... More


Writing for Success: Screenplays and Cinematic Impact

Dean Keith Simonton

in The Social Science of Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199797813
eISBN:
9780199369522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797813.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Although screenwriters are often far less conspicuous than the actors and directors, the screenplay has a critical role in the success of any film. This chapter reviews the empirical research on the ... More


A History of Kubrick Adaptations

Elisa Pezzotta

in Stanley Kubrick: Adapting the Sublime

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038938
eISBN:
9781621039822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038938.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the history of Kubrick’s various film adaptations. Knowing how Kubrick made choices about what novels and short stories to adapt, how he wrote scripts and worked with ... More


The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead

Tony Williams

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231173551
eISBN:
9780231850759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173551.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In placing George A. Romero's oeuvre in the context of literary naturalism, this book explores the relevance of the director's films within American cultural traditions and thus explains the potency ... More


Different Engines: , Screenplays, Poetry, Song Lyrics, and Nonfiction

Gary Westfahl

in William Gibson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037801
eISBN:
9780252095085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037801.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines William Gibson's The Difference Engine, a collaboration with Bruce Sterling, as well as his screenplays, poetry, song lyrics, and nonfiction. Sterling used an irresistibly ... More


Nixon at the Movies

in Nixon at the Movies: A Book about Belief

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226239682
eISBN:
9780226239705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226239705.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

All the President's Men is the film by William Goldman. The saga of this chapter takes us from the first drafts of the film appearing in the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times to its final ... More


Lolita: Scene and Unseen

Brain Boyd

in Stalking Nabokov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158572
eISBN:
9780231530293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158572.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyzes a subscene in Vladimir Nabokov's 1955 novel Lolita—Humbert's first meeting with Lolita—and the various treatments of that scene in his screenplay (1960, 1974), in the Stanley ... 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


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