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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


ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Dean Brandum (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the diverse career of director, screenwriter, comic and actor, Elaine May Spanning from obscurity to notoriety, the films of director, screenwriter, actor and comic Elaine May have ... More


Spectral Elaine May—The Later Mike Nichols Collaborations and the Myth of the Recluse

Tim O’Farrell

in ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Elaine May's documentary Mike Nichols: An American Master (2016) surveys Nichols' life and, in particular, work as a noted Hollywood director. The American Masters series, described on the PBS ... More


When in Doubt, Seduce: An Interview with Screenwriter Allie Hagan

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Dean Brandum

in ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is an interview with Allie Hagan, the screenwriter of When in Doubt, Seduce, a forthcoming film based on the comedy collaboration between Elaine May and Mike Nichols. Hagan discusses the ... More


Introduction: Who’s Kidding?— Approaching Elaine May

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

in ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

While not unknown, the films of Elaine May and the importance of her career have been hidden in plain sight. Beginning her career in stand-up comedy with her long-time collaborator Mike Nichols, ... More


Otto É. May(zo)—Elaine May’s Screenplay of Otto Preminger’s Such Good Friends (1971) as Affirmation that Hell is Other People

Paul Jeffery

in ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In February 1971, while her studio-seized debut feature A New Leaf was being readied its premiere, Elaine May took a job-for-hire – adapting Lois Gould's newly published, fictionalized semi-memoir ... 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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