Writing in Pictures Screenwriting Made (Mostly) Painless

ISBN-10: 030774292X
ISBN-13: 9780307742926
Edition: 2012
Authors: Joseph McBride
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Description: Writing in Pictures is a refreshingly practical and entertaining guide to screenwriting that provides what is lacking in most such books: a clear, step-by-step demonstration of how to write a screenplay.Seasoned screenwriter and writing teacher  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Writing in Pictures is a refreshingly practical and entertaining guide to screenwriting that provides what is lacking in most such books: a clear, step-by-step demonstration of how to write a screenplay.Seasoned screenwriter and writing teacher Joseph McBride breaks down the process into a series of easy, approachable tasks, focusing on literary adaptation as the best way to learn the basics and avoiding the usual formulaic approach. With its wealth of useful tips, along with colorful insights from master screenwriters past and present, this book is invaluable for anyone who wants to learn the craft of screen storytelling.

Introduction: Who Needs Another Book on Screenwriting?
Storytelling
So Why Write Screenplays?
What Is Screenwriting?
Stories: What they Are and How to Find Them
Ten Tips for the Road Ahead
Adaptation
Breaking the Back of the Book; or, the Art of Adaptation
The Story Outline
Research and Development
The Adaptation Outline
The Elements of Screenwriting
The Character Biography
Exploring Your Story and How to tell It
The Treatment
Production
Who Needs Formatting?
Actors Are Your Medium
Dialogue as Action
The Step Outline
The Final Script
Epilogue: Breaking into Professional Filmmaking
The Basic Steps in the Screenwriting Process
"To Build a Fire" by Jack London
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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