The script writer is not a writer and is

Matt Marshall

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe and is papers : refereed proceedings of the 12th conference of the AAWP
    EditorsJenn Webb, Jordan Williams
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherThe Australiasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP)
    Pages1-12
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)9780980757309
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventThe And Is Papers - 12th Conference of the AAWP - Canberra, Australia
    Duration: 21 Nov 200723 Nov 2007
    http://www.aawp.org.au/publications/the-is-papers/ (Conference Papers - Peer review citation)

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    ConferenceThe And Is Papers - 12th Conference of the AAWP
    CountryAustralia
    CityCanberra
    Period21/11/0723/11/07
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    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). The Australiasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP). http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/theaawp/pages/81/attachments/original/1385078910/marshall.pdf?1385078910