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Global Scriptwriting by Ken Dancyger

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NEW MODELS

 

In this chapter we look at narrative models that have become important in the last twenty years. They don't really fit into the Hollywood model, although some of them have been produced in Hollywood. Nor do they fit into the independent model or the national model, although some of them have been produced independently or in Europe or Asia.

In part these narrative models have developed out of the constant search for novelty in an essentially conservative medium. The paradox of wanting both to have a mass audience and to challenge that audience, to surprise that audience is at the core of the development of these narrative modes. These narrative modes—which I call myth, MTV, women telling stories, and nonlinearity in ...

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