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  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Form

    • Screenplays
  • Variants

    • Continuity scripts
    • Film plays
    • Film scripts
    • Filmscripts
    • Motion picture plays
    • Motion picture screenplays
    • Motion picture scripts
    • Movie scripts
    • Scenarios (Screenplays)
    • Screen plays
    • Scripts (Screenplays)
    • Shooting scripts (Motion pictures)
  • Broader Terms

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Sources

    • found: Merriam-Webster online, Oct. 27, 2012:filmscript (a script for a motion picture) screenplay (the script and often shooting directions of a story prepared for motion-picture production. Synonyms: scenario; script. Related words: shooting script; story, text) shooting script (1. the final completely detailed version of a motion-picture script in which scenes are grouped in the order most convenient for shooting. 2. the final version of a television script used in the production of a program) scenario (1 a : an outline or synopsis of a play; especially : a plot outline used by actors of the commedia dell'arte. b : the libretto of an opera. 2 a : screenplay. b : shooting script)
    • found: Genre terms : a thesaurus for use in rare book and special collections cataloging, via WWW, Nov. 7, 2012(Film scripts. UF Motion picture plays; Screenplays; Scripts, Film. BT Plays)
    • found: Singleton, R.S. Filmmaker's dictionary, c2000:screenplay (Completed manuscript upon which a film is based. It contains dialogue; it is divided into scenes; it often includes some camera directions; it is written in the generally accepted screenplay format. Related terms: teleplay, script, scenario) script (Written text in a special format serving as a guide for the course of action, dialogue and setting. Related term: screenplay) scenario (Old term for screenplay; most commonly used today to refer to plot or storyline) continuity script (Script containing precise visual and audio information for each shot; everything in it matches what is seen and heard in the film) photoplay (1. Script intended to be photographed as a motion picture (theatrical film); it is an anachronistic name for a screenplay. 2. The motion picture itself; a photographed play.)
    • found: Twenty best film plays, 1943.
    • found: Simon, N. The odd couple I and II : the original screen plays, c2000.
    • found: The Internet movie script database (IMSDb), viewed online Oct. 27, 2012.
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