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Research on the Artistic Characteristics of Screenwriting

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DOI: 10.25236/iclahd.2019.002


Jiayi Yang

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Jiayi Yang


The ultimate goal of screenwriting is to produce a highly specialized and compacted story that communicates a clear vision and art values to the audience. This paper will focus on the artistic characteristics of scriptwriting and explore that the scriptwriter can deliver values through various ways, namely, design of structures, setting, characters, protagonists and antagonists, crisis, climax and resolution as well as mystery and suspense. Meanwhile, even the morally or legally wrongful values in the real world can be understood and accepted by the audience, as long as the empathy of the audience is aroused by the script.


Characteristics; Screenwriting; Scriptwriting; Antagonism