'Party Season: A Screenplay-Based Inquiry into Filming and Judgment, with Accompanying Essay'.
Shepherd, B. J. (2007). ‘Party Season: A Screenplay-Based Inquiry into Filming and Judgment, with Accompanying Essay’. (Thesis, Master of Arts (MA)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/2430
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Party Season is about sex and speech and employs some of the conventions of theporn film. Apparently inconsequential 'filler' scenes and dialogue link the pay-offscenes of vividly depicted sex. Except that, in Party Season, this relationship isgradually reversed - the scenes of excessive behaviour becoming 'filler' sceneslinking the pay-off moments, the latter often embedded in deliberately extended'unrealistic' dialogue. A key component of this as a piece of inquiry-based practice isthe exploration of this altering balance and of how action and dialogue can functionto produce such a reversal of conventionality. The intention with the accompanyingessay is to sustain a progressive interweaving of reflective commentary and analyticalvignettes. There is also an intended symmetry here - an 'excessive' essay (long,without conventional subheadings, breaks, etc.) will sit alongside the 'excessive'screenplay as its twin of sorts, a different style of invention. The essay is to speechwhat the screenplay is to sex.
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