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By Inga Karetnikova

Inga Karetnikova’s strategy is that of the paintings instructor: she asks scholars to review nice works intimately, to research them, after which to create their very own. She stresses that her exam is "interested purely in how the scripts are written and what makes them paintings, now not in a cultural or scholarly exam of them." Karetnikova analyzes 8 screenplays—The Godfather, Rashomon, l. a. Strada, Bicycle Thief, Nosferatu, The Servant, Viridiana, Notorious—and a singular written in screenplay shape, Kiss of the Spider girl. every one serves for example of a specific point of screenplay writing: composing scripts, constructing characters, developing suspense, adapting literature to cinematic house and time, and weaving information and motifs inside a script.Karetnikova urges movie scholars to paintings on their lonesome screenplays whereas learning her e-book, interpreting the recommended scripts and viewing the movies in accordance with them to get the main from her procedure. She offers a chain of routines for every bankruptcy to aid scholars grasp the talents of composing and writing movie remedies, constructing display tales and their characters, organizing scenes, and writing discussion. all the workouts has labored effectively in her personal screenplay-writing sessions.

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There are no written rules for achieving composition. From time to time, in different periods of history, some rules were formulated and accepted as a necessary norm. , for example, the Greeks calculated what they believed to be the ideal numerical proportion between the human head and the body in sculpture and the ideal correlation between the columns and the rest of a temple; in the seventeenth century, the French created the canon of classical tragedy, which demanded unity of space, time, and action.

As Jonathon makes his way up the road that leads to Dracula's weird, forbidding castle, a coach draped in black curtains stops for him. The driver is also dressed completely in black. His face is hidden by his hat. The driver points to the coach with his whip and Jonathon gets in. As the coach approaches the drawbridge to the castle, the driver stops. As Jonathon approaches the doors to the castle, the gaunt figure of Nosferatu emerges from the shadows. He leads his guest into Page 8 the dining room.

Nosferatu's castle is dark and full of shadowsthe vampire is associated with the night, and he dies at the first ray of the morning sun. Dark-light images appear quite often in the script. Sometimes they are just details without direct relation to the development of the action. Yet they are valuable devices in creating a certain emotional atmosphere: a white spider against a dark background, "busily enticing a victim into a web"; or Nosferatu's black-draped coach, passing through "ghostly white" trees.

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