December 31, 1999

Jelinek, Milena
Script Analysis

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Everyone wants to write a successful screenplay, right? Well, don't be looking to Jelinek for any real insight. She basically outlines the same structural guidelines repeated and modified in all the classic books. If you want to experiment with the standard spiel, look into taking a grad class on screenwriting. If you're a major, you have to take this anyway, so sit back and enjoy her lovely accent and eclectic screening choices. All others, just buy a Syd Field book or something. Hell, buy the syllabus and take something else.

Workload:

Supposed readings, but unnecessary. Midterm paper and final paper.