Analysing films: writing the logline

Image courtesy of Laurent Bertrais. Αναλύοντας ταινίες: γράφοντας το logline The writing of a logline is a particularly difficult task, requiring hours of work and getting better after years of practice. A logline is the premise of a film, told in a couple of sentences. The word premise is probably borrowed from logic. If a…

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Analysing films: writing the synopsis

Image courtesy of Max Gor. Αναλύοντας ταινίες: γράφοντας τη σύνοψη A synopsis is a document that tells a film’s story in a few paragraphs. An easy way to do this is to describe each of the film’s sequences in one short paragraph. Having already distinguished a film’s sequences, it is now fairly easy to describe…

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Analysing films: distilling the theme

Αναλύοντας ταινίες: αποστάζοντας το θέμα A film’s theme is a very frequently misunderstood term. Many people say, “the theme of this film is love,” or “forbidden love,” or “racism,” or “war,” etc. Love, racism, or war can be the subject of the story’s plot, but this is different from the theme of the story itself….

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