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The Photodrama : the philosophy of its principles, the nature of its plot, its dramatic construction. By Henry Albert Phillips, (1914).
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Writing the Photoplay by Ralph Perkins Stoddard (1911). A Book of Valuable Information for Those Who Would Enter A Field of Unlimited Endeavor. The amateur and novice are being weeded out, while those who take the pains to study this rnart and prepare themselves for the work, are mating with excellent success. To receive. the attention of the producer and have a chance for sale, a Scenario must conform to certain established rules and be presented in proper form. Many who now submit these plays, only to have them returned by the manufacturer, may make their writing profitable, if they will instruct themselves in the art and technique of the work.
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How to Write a Photoplay by Herbert Case Hoagland (1912). How Photoplays are Produced. The Bare Idea. What Not to Do. Photoplays that Won't be Accepted. Hints. Model Scenario. Where to Sell
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How to Write Photoplays (1920). Screenwriting books did not begin with Syd Field, in 1913 there were four screenwriting how to books published, with at least one more in the following year. There have been screenwriting books for as long as there have been films! So let's take a look at one of the most popular books from this era, "How To Write Photoplays" by two screenwriters at the time, Anita Loos and John Emerson.
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How To Write Photoplays by Clarence J. Caine (1915): A Thoroughly Practical Guide to Photoplay Writing. This book describes the art of writing silent films as it was in 1915. The book also includes a sample script of the one-reeler “If I Were Young Again,” a lost film that was produced by Selig-Polyscope.
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How To Write Moving Picture Plays by Carl Charlton (1916). How to Write Photoplays: A Thoroughly Practical Guide to Photoplay Writing.
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How to Write for the "MOVIES" (1915): CHAPTER PAGE I The Birth of the Motion Pic ture Story - The Glossary of the Photo play - The Scenario - The Tools of the Trade - Studying the Market - The Title - The Synopsis - Continuity of Scenes - Old Ideas - CHAPTER PAGE XIX The Plot - The Evolving of the Plot - The Choice of a Subject - Study Good Writers - The Climax - The Punch - The Comedy - Scenic Action - The Cut Back - The Subtitle or Leader - The Mission of the Subtitle - The Telegram and Letter - The Newspaper Insert - Plagiarizing - The Pest - The Copyright - The Model Comedy Scenario - The One or Two Reel Play - The Masked Wrestler - The Melodrama - The Censor Board - Photography - The Fiction Rights to the Photoplay - The Market - Copyright
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Aristotle's Poetics from the 4th century B.C. aims to give a short study of storytelling. It discusses things like unity of plot, reversal of situation, and character in the context of Greek tragedy, comedy and epic poetry. But it still applies today. It is especially popular with screenwriters as seen in many script gurus' how-to books.
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Photoplay plot encyclopedia; an analysis of the use in photoplays of the thirty-six dramatic situations and their subdivisions. Containing a list of all the fundamental dramatic material to be found in human experience, including the synopses of one hundred produced representative photoplays, with a detailed analysis of the situations used in each. Practical suggestions for combining situations, for testing the strength and novelty of plots, and for building plots; and an index referring to each producer, author, star, story and situation mentioned in the text (1922)
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The Elinor Glyn System Of Short Story and Photoplay Writing ( Originally Published 1922 ) This FREE book is in e-book FORMAT. A scanned copy of the original book is also included. Page Summary: What Knowledge Must I Have To Succeed? Getting Acquainted With Your Ideas. Becoming Interested In Yourself. Qualities Of Mind You Should Encourage. The Theme Of Your Story. Point Of View. Characters And Characterization. Building The Plot. Exercise In Plot Building. Short Stories - What. Knowledge Must I Have To Succeed? The Continuity, Or Scenario. Characters In The Photoplay. Setting In The Photoplay. The Photoplay Title. The Photoplay Stage. What To Write About. Things You Should Not Write About. Writing Comedy. The Writer, His Methods. Why Manuscripts Are Rejected. How Successful Writers Sell Their Manuscripts. How To Merit Success
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