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The script for a movie, including descriptions of scenes and some camera directions.


(Film) the script for a film, including instructions for sets and camera work



1. the outline or full script of a motion picture; scenario.
2. Older Use. a motion picture.
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Noun1.screenplay - a script for a film including dialogue and descriptions of characters and sets
playscript, script, book - a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance
نَص الفِلْم، مَخْطوطَة الفِلْم
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[ˈskriːnpleɪ] Nguión m


[ˈskriːnpleɪ] nscénario mscreen print nsérigraphie fscreen-printed [ˈskriːnprɪntɪd] adj [design, T-shirt] → sérigraphié(e)screen printing nsérigraphie fscreen rights npldroits mpl d'adaptation cinématographique


[ˈskriːnˌpleɪ] nsceneggiatura


(skriːn) noun
1. a flat, movable, often folding, covered framework for preventing a person etc from being seen, for decoration, or for protection from heat, cold etc. Screens were put round the patient's bed; a tapestry fire-screen.
2. anything that so protects etc a person etc. He hid behind the screen of bushes; a smokescreen.
3. the surface on which films or television pictures appear. cinema/television/radar screen.
1. to hide, protect or shelter. The tall grass screened him from view.
2. to make or show a cinema film.
3. to test for loyalty, reliability etc.
4. to test for a disease. Women should be regularly screened for cancer.
ˈscreenplay noun
the script of a film.
the screen cinema or television films: You can see him on the screen quite often; adjective (etc)
screen actors.
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She was to appear in Rags, a 'four-act screen play of comedy and pathos'.
The story, screen play and directions of the film were given by Saifuddin Saif whereas cast included Mussarat Nazir, Sudheer and Allahuddin.
The screen play will be developed by Laeta Kalorgridis of "Avatar" and Patrick Lussier of "Drive Angry.
I can't say too much but I'm writing the screen play with a friend.
But his lasting legacy is "Citizen Kane," which did not do well financially, although it was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning for best screen play.
This is a traditional screen play where the linemen set up, then go.
Having read the Geordie's biography, called Little Man, Big Heart, he is seeking financial backers for a screen play.
Speaking at the National Media Museum in Bradford, Beaufoy, who is famous for writing the screen play for the Sheffield-based film The Full Monty, spoke of how his home county had influenced his career.
His new release, The Lucky One, comes next after Nights in Rodanthe, an earlier Spark's novel adapted into a screen play that is currently showing and starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane.
Traditionally a book or an article or a screen play follows a strict linear route with a beginning, a middle or an end.
Any writing is a creative work and clearly there can be no success for those who stick to the blue prints, especially when it concerns screen play writing for movies or television.
The awards also include categories for Best Paperback Original, Best Critical/Biographical, Best Fact Crime, Best Young Adult, Best Juvenile, Best Play, Best Television Episode Teleplay and Best Motion Picture Screen Play.