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Vale's Technique of Screen and Television Writing by Eugene Vale

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The Sources of Information

We have learned how each element reveals information. We can now proceed to investigate the multitude of information which can be expressed by a combination of elements.

Combination

It goes without saying that there is such an infinite variety of informational combinations that we cannot hope to classify them. But we can bring to the fore various principles which will help us learn the use of these sources of information. Even an old and experienced literary writer must learn from the beginning the method of expression in motion pictures.

The only comparison we can give is to the animated cartoon. There we have a similar combination of elements with the purpose of telling us something. There may be the set, props, ...

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