The Argonauts and writer/directors

Marshall, Grant (2006) The Argonauts and writer/directors. Masters by Research by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.


The Argonauts is a one hundred and ten minute screenplay depicted in the genre of

children's adventure film, set in the suburbs of Brisbane in the early 1990s. It tells the

story of four friends who embark on adventure in an attempt to save their parents' shops

from a corporate takeover. The exegesis explores the dual role of the screenwriter/director

and the affect on the screenplay of the shifts in mindset required when these roles are

undertaken by the same person. Screenwriting and directing are explored as two separate

but interlinked disciplines. In this paper I have draw on my experience in these two roles

to discuss their inter-relationship. In order to understand how the two roles of

screenwriting and directing interact, challenge and compliment one another when carried

out by the same person, I analyse the interplay of these roles within the specific areas of

character, narrative and setting in the writing and revision of the screenplay, The


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ID Code: 16339
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Glover, Stuart
Keywords: teen adventure film, screenwriting, directing, director’s commentary, characters, narrative, writer/directors
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Department: Faculty of Creative Industries
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright Grant Marshall
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2008 04:01
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2011 19:46

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