Screen adaptation a scriptwriting handbook by Kenneth Portnoy

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Published by Focal Press in Boston .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Motion picture authorship.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-152) and index.

Book details

StatementKenneth Portnoy.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1996 .P67 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 157 p. ;
Number of Pages157
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1862001M
ISBN 100240800958
LC Control Number90019625

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