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Global Scriptwriting by Ken Dancyger

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THE SEARCH FOR NEW FORMS

 

Although nonlinear stories have occupied the most pronounced direction in the search for new filmic narrative forms, more traditional alternate models have also seen a revival. The utilization of a theatrical frame, or the frame of the novel; the renewed search for television forms as a frame; and finally, the reworking of filmic genre frames, have all served to present films in search of an international audience in a novel or heightened manner.

Whether this adoption of an unexpected frame is a hook to capture audience interest or whether it is a new exciting narrative development is our subject in this chapter. What can be said is that the degree of adaptation of new frames certainly suggests that new ...

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