Listed below is a selection of published essays and conference papers in which I first began to develop ideas that led to my new book Screenwriting is Filmmaking. As well as a critical analysis of short and feature films, the papers explore the relationship between craft and creativity, theory and practice in the teaching of screenwriting and the influence of Greek tragedy, myth and fairy tale on the development of cinematic narratives.
In the Beginning was the Word. POV – A Danish Journal of Film Studies, March 2009.
Laughter and revelation: a sideways look at humour in film. POV, December 2008.
Kitchen Sink: The Return of the Repressed. POV – A Danish Journal of Film Studies, March 2008.
Being Human: character in narrative film. POV – A Danish Journal of Film Studies, March 2005.
Storytelling and Film: myth and fairy tale. POV – A Danish Journal of Film Studies, December 2004.
Screenwriters on Screenwriting. Journal of Media Practice, 2004.
Report on Scenario! Journal of Media Practice, 2004.
Hard Stuff: Essay on 16 Years of Alcohol. Sight and Sound, Issue 160, August 2004.
Remembrance. POV – A Danish Journal of Film Studies. Number 15, March 2003.
Rules, Regulations, Principles and Paradigms – and How to Break Them. Screenwriting Research Network Conference, Stockholm, 2016.
All the World’s a Stage: theatricality and performance in the everyday and in the screenplay. Paper presented at 9th International Screenwriting Network Conference, London, 2015.
On the Uses and Misuses of Aristotle in the Teaching and Practice of Screenwriting. Paper at 8th International Screenwriting Network, Berlin, 2014.
Creativity, Screenwriting and Filmmaking. Keynote speech and published paper. Conference on Creativity and Innovation, Coimbre, Portugal, 2009.