The Early Screenwriting Practice of Ernest Lehman

Nannicelli, Ted (2010) The Early Screenwriting Practice of Ernest Lehman. Journal of Screenwriting, 1 2: 399-414. doi:10.1386/josc.1.2.237/1

Author Nannicelli, Ted
Title The Early Screenwriting Practice of Ernest Lehman
Journal name Journal of Screenwriting
ISSN 1759-7137
Publication date 2010-01-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1386/josc.1.2.237/1
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 1
Issue 2
Start page 399
End page 414
Total pages 16
Place of publication Fishponds, Bristol, United Kingdom
Publisher Intellect Ltd.
Language eng
Formatted abstract
 This article analyses Ernest Lehman's early screenwriting practice and argues that there are essential commonalities between it and his prose fiction writing practice. In the first section, I highlight the similarities between Lehman's working notes for his abandoned novel, You Scratch My Back …, and his unfinished screenplay for the MGM project, Labor Story. In the second section, I look at the ways in which Lehman's prose fiction writing practice influences the composition of his first screenplay, for Executive Suite, as well as the composition of his screenplay for Sweet Smell of Success, and argue that in his prose fiction writing and screenwriting, Lehman uses language in the same aesthetically relevant ways.
Keyword Screenwriting
Lehman, Ernest
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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