From page to screen to page again: writing and reading Japanese film scripts – Lauri Kitsnik
In Japan, film scripts (shinario) have long been a notable presence both in cinema’s production and reception. This talk discusses the historical representation of screenwriters as film authors by looking at their working methods and writing spaces within the studio system. It also addresses the appearance of a new kind of reader that was prompted by the abundant publishing of film scripts for a wider audience since the 1950s. Consumed in this manner, scripts arguably complement as well as contest screen viewing experience while proposing alternative film histories.
Date: Monday 24 April 2017, 6.45pm
Venue: The Swedenborg Society, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH