Elective Courses

CINE 116 - Screenwriting

ENGL 116
401 |Marc Lapadula |M 2-5pm
601 |Marc Lapadula |M 5-8pm

This course will look at the screenplay as both a literary text and a blue print for production. Several classic screenplay texts will be critically analyzed (Rebel Without a Cause, Dr. Strangelove, Psycho, etc.) Students will then embark on writing their own scripts. We will intensively focus on: character enhancement, creating "believable" cinematic dialogue, plot development and story structure, conflict, pacing, dramatic foreshadowing, the element of surprise, text and subtext and visual story-telling. Class attendance is mandatory. Students will submit their works-in-progress to the workshop for discussion. NOTE: Students interested in taking the class should submit a brief writing sample to Professor Marc Lapadula, Department of English, 3600 Market St. Suite 501A/6273. Also, include your name, last four digits of your social security number, e-mail, address where you can be reached. Permit is required from the instructor.

last updated 06/25/2014 - 1:40pm

Cinema Studies Program
209A Fisher-Bennett Hall ⋅ 3340 Walnut Street ⋅ Philadelphia, PA 19104 ⋅ (215) 898-8782