Monthly Archives: December 2010

Una de las primeras cr??ticas sobre Bruc

Bruc es una película de género con todas las de la ley, un film de aventuras de corte clásico, con héroes y villanos, dolor y amor, y ofrece un espectáculo muy entretenido, a la altura de los mejores filmes extranjeros de gran presupuesto. Quizá la clave del triunfo estriba en que el guión de Patxi Amézcua y Jordi Gasull no intenta abarcar demasiado y, consciente del terreno que pisa, se ciñe con resolución y realismo al curso de la trama (algo que olvidó Alatriste, por ejemplo), de modo que el espectador siempre está en vilo junto al protagonista. Tampoco se olvida de perfilar sutilmente a los personajes: todos ellos reciben su pequeña atención y botón de muestra es la fantástica presentación de Maraval.

Uno de los guionistas, Jordi Gasull, es profesor en MGDA. Enhorabuena, Jordi.

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Journal of Screenwriting Call For Papers Vol. 3.1

I had the chance to meet Jill Nelmes and Jule Selbo at a Congress on Screenwriting in Copenhagen last September: Screenwriting – History, Theory and Practice.

They are Editors of the Journal of Screenwriting (Read Vol. 1.1 here).

Jill has sent me the Call for Papers for the Vol. 3.1. Here it is:

We invite researchers, educators and practitioners to contribute to Issue 3.1 of the Journal of Screenwriting, a newly established peer-reviewed journal which focuses on this important aspect of moving image pre-production and conceptualisation.  Contributions are sought on the history, theory and practice of screenwriting and related topics, covering a wide range of practices from film and television to animation, new media and computer games.

The Journal of Screenwriting brings together research and reflection on pedagogy, professionalism and practice in an area which has been somewhat overlooked in academic discourse.  New work has conventionally been scattered throughout journals devoted to specific aspects of media theory or practice, and this is the first academic journal to bring together serious screenwriting-related work under one title.  The Journal is international in scope, and seeks wide-ranging work which is critical, rigorous and original in its contribution to this developing area of study.  We expect to include work which employs a diverse range of methodological approaches, including textual analysis, production analysis, practice as research and historical investigation.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

•       Screenplay text analysis
•       Studies of individual practitioners, including screenwriters
•       Story and narrative analysis
•       Methodologies and theories appropriate for research and study in this field
•       Industrial structures, institutions and practices in relation to screenwriting
•       Gender and race issues
•       Genre studies
•       Comparative study between nations or regions, cultures and industries
•       Creativity and screen idea development
•       Conventions, norms and craft
•       Screen-reading and the reception of the screen idea
•       The history of screenwriting
•       Cognitivism, psychology and psychoanalysis in relation to screenwriting
•       National and international contexts

We also welcome articles suggesting new approaches to the study of screenwriting and new approaches to the teaching of screenwriting.
Articles should be between 4000 and 8000 words in length.

Articles, to include a 200 word abstract, should be sent by Friday March 4th 2011 to the Principal Editor, Jill Nelmes (j.nelmes@uel.ac.uk), and to the Co-Editor, Jule Selbo (jselbo@fullerton.edu). Please contact either Jill or Jule regarding any queries about suitability of subject or other requirements.