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The Screenwriter in British Cinema Jill Nelmes

The Screenwriter in British Cinema By Jill Nelmes

The Screenwriter in British Cinema by Jill Nelmes


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Jill Nelmes' original study of the role of the screenwriter in British cinema, from the 1930s to the present, draws on screenplays and other material held in the Special Collections of the BFI National Archive, and features case studies of a diverse range of key writers, including Muriel Box, Robert Bolt, Paul Laverty and the 'Carry On' writers.

The Screenwriter in British Cinema Summary

The Screenwriter in British Cinema by Jill Nelmes

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.

The Screenwriter in British Cinema Reviews

This book is a goldmine of new material, and clearly the product of painstaking scholarly research. I think it will take its place as the most important and extensive study of this subject yet written, and an essential resource for scholars in the field.' - Steven Price, Bangor University, UK

About Jill Nelmes

Jill Nelmes is Senior Lecturer at the University of East London, UK. She is the author of Writing the Screenplay, founder of The Journal of Screenwriting, and editor of An Introduction to Film Studies and Analysing the Screenplay. She studied screenwriting at UCLA, has been a script reader in Hollywood, and has had a number of feature length screenplays in development.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- 1. Jeffrey Dell.- 2. Emeric Pressburger.- 3. The Ealing Writers.- 4. Muriel Box.- 5. Janet Green.- 6. Mark Grantham.- 7. Carry On - Hudis and Rothwell.- 8. Robert Bolt.- 9. David Puttnam.- 10. John McGrath.- 11. Paul Laverty.- Conclusion.- Bibliography.- Index.

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NPB9781844573653
9781844573653
1844573656
The Screenwriter in British Cinema by Jill Nelmes
New
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20140127
304
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