Script culture and the American screenplay by Kevin A. Boon

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Published by Wayne State University Press in Detroit .

Written in English

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  • Motion picture authorship

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-223) and index.

Book details

StatementKevin Alexander Boon.
SeriesContemporary approaches to film and television series
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1996 .B665 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 230 p. :
Number of Pages230
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16692504M
ISBN 100814332633
ISBN 109780814332634
LC Control Number2007029907

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