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screenplay definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a script for a film including dialogue and descriptions of characters and sets

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1916 the script and often shooting directions of a story prepared for motion-picture production

Britannica Concise

Written text that provides the basis for a film production. Screenplays usually include not only the dialogue spoken by the characters but also a shot-by-shot outline of the film's action. Screenplays may be adapted from novels or stage plays or developed from original ideas suggested by the screenwriters or their collaborators. They generally pass through multiple revisions, and screenwriters are called on to incorporate suggestions from directors, producers, and others involved in the filmmaking process. Early drafts often include only brief suggestions for planned shots, but by the date of production a screenplay may evolve into a detailed shooting script, in which action and gestures are explicitly stated.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. the script of a film, with acting instructions, scene directions, etc.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(screenplays) A screenplay is the words to be spoken in a film, and instructions about what will be seen in it. = script N-COUNT




 


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