Good Scripts, Bad Scripts Learning the Craft of Screenwriting

ISBN-10: 0609801198
ISBN-13: 9780609801192
Edition: 1999
Authors: Tom Pope
List price: $14.00
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Description: An invaluable guide for film buffs and potential screenwriters, Good Scripts, Bad Scripts serves up engaging behind-the-scenes anecdotes that shed light on how films are made, how the film industry really works, and why films succeed or fail.

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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/7/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

An invaluable guide for film buffs and potential screenwriters, Good Scripts, Bad Scripts serves up engaging behind-the-scenes anecdotes that shed light on how films are made, how the film industry really works, and why films succeed or fail.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction: The Theory
The Abyss: The Narrative Spine Needs a Chiropractor
Cutthroat Island: Shiver Me Structure!
Inherit the Wind: The Play's the First Thing, the Screenplay's the Second
Singin' in the Rain: The Perfect Film That Shouldn't Work
Pulp Fiction: Reinventing Structure
The Usual Suspects: The Great Script That Could Have Been Greater
High Noon: Aristotle Goes Out West
Citizen Kane: Flashback As Narrative
The Bonfire of the Vanities: Third Act Suicide
Last Action Hero: Deconstruction Self-Destructs
Fargo: Satire Isn't Always What Closes on Saturday Night
The Jewel of the Nile: Your Subtext Is Showing: The Problem of the False Second Act
Groundhog Day: The Unexpected, Expected Structure
The Searchers: The Third Act Hiccup
The Verdict: Dialogue As Litany
Tender Mercies: Less Is More, Lots More
Some Like It Hot: Fewer Scenes, Bigger Laughs
Prizzi's Honor: The Passive Second Act Protagonist
The Day of the Jackal: The Antagonist As Protagonist
Network: The Catalytic Monster
Chinatown: The Elusive Antagonist
Casablanca: The Antihero As Protagonist
Havana: Casablanca Lite
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: The Greatest Adventure
Falling in Love: The Good Guys Ought to Be the Bad Guys
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