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The thirty-six dramatic situations, Mike Figgis

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The thirty-six dramatic situations
Title
The thirty-six dramatic situations
Statement of responsibility
Mike Figgis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The original 36 Dramatic Situations was written in in French by Georges Polti in the 1850s. Polti synthesised all drama as belonging to combinations of 36 situations. In the book he illustrates each 'situation' with examples from classical and French theatre. When Mike Figgis used the book as an aid in putting together a treatment for a film, he found that his landscape of creativity had altered quite radically and ideas came forth with relative ease. He realised that Polti's book was system of reference which could be a powerful tool for writers. So he began updating all of the references, moving the focus away from theatre and focussing primarily on cinema. In the first half, each 'Dramatic Situation' is laid out under the 36 headings. The specific 'Situation' is then explained more fully, followed by an example from a specific film, accompanied by an explanation of how the device is used in the film. In the second half of the book there are a series of charts which analyse 150 great films (of all genres) based on the 36 situations
Cataloging source
AU-TuBDP
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Figgis, Mike
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drama
  • Films
  • Motion pictures
Target audience
adult
Label
The thirty-six dramatic situations, Mike Figgis
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=FFP_396375&b2bSite=1545
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Publication
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Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780571305056-FFP1052151-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780571305056
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The thirty-six dramatic situations, Mike Figgis
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=FFP_396375&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780571305056-FFP1052151-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780571305056
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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