In Written for the Screen: The American Motion-Picture Screenplay as Text (1997), Claudia Sternberg establishes the film script as a literary text. She argues that it is subject to and suitable for the same analysis and theorization as other literary texts. Sternberg also argues the script is a separate text to any film that may be made based on it. Sternberg then addresses the matter of film authorship, looking for markers of the writer’s presence within a number of filmic texts. However, even if we agree that the film script is a literary text, does it follow that the screenwriter is a literary writer? For that matter, what makes a literary writer? And what are the markers of the screenwriter within the film script? For, even if such markers exist, they may not be indicators of a writerly presence, but rather of an implied director. The paper proposed in this abstract will consider these issues and explore them through direct application to my own screen writing experience.
|Title of host publication||The and is papers : refereed proceedings of the 12th conference of the AAWP|
|Editors||Jenn Webb, Jordan Williams|
|Place of Publication||Australia|
|Publisher||The Australiasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||The And Is Papers - 12th Conference of the AAWP - Canberra, Australia|
Duration: 21 Nov 2007 → 23 Nov 2007
http://www.aawp.org.au/publications/the-is-papers/ (Conference Papers - Peer review citation)
|Conference||The And Is Papers - 12th Conference of the AAWP|
|Period||21/11/07 → 23/11/07|
Marshall, M. (2007). The script writer is not a writer and is. In J. Webb, & J. Williams (Eds.), The and is papers : refereed proceedings of the 12th conference of the AAWP (pp. 1-12). Australia: The Australiasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP).