Dan O'Bannon's Guide to Screenplay Structure

Dan O'Bannon's Guide to Screenplay Structure

Inside Tips From the Writer of Alien, Total Recall and Return of the Living Dead

Book - 2013
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Dan O'Bannon famously crafted his screenplays using a self-designed system which he called "dynamic structure." This book outlines how O'Bannon's method differs from those of other well-known screenwriting gurus, and illustrates with examples from classic (and not-so-classic) films how dynamic structure can be applied to craft narrative and character. O'Bannon also includes his insights on subjects such as the logic of the three-act structure, the role of the producer in screenplay development, and the psychological principle known as "hedonic adaptation," which has a unique effect on the structuring of screen stories.


Publisher: Studio City, CA : Michael Wiese Productions, 2013.
ISBN: 9781615931309
Branch Call Number: 808.23 OBANN
Characteristics: xxiii, 244 p.
Additional Contributors: Lohr, Matt R. 1978-
Alternative Title: Guide to screeplay structure

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