Review of ALTERNATIVE SCRIPTWRITING by Ken Dancyger & Jeff Rush
Title: Alternative Scriptwriting
Author: Ken Dancyger and Jeff Rush
Publisher: Focal Press
What It's About: Alternative Scriptwriting is about the traditional structure of writing feature films and manipulating that structure for more alternative types of structure.
What I Liked About It: This book is, ironically, a good education on traditional storytelling structures. Of course, in order to show how those structures can be manipulated and restructured, the authors want readers to understand the structure they're working from. This book gives a lot of information on genres and the tropes found in each genre. The book frequently makes the case for alternative scriptwriting throughout, but, in the end, I didn't feel like it sufficiently outlined how to form alternative structures of storytelling.