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Writing a Great Movie Key Tools for Successful Screenwriting

ISBN-10: 0823069788
ISBN-13: 9780823069781
Edition: 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Jeff Kitchen
List price: $19.95
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Description: Let's cut to the chase: Writing a Great Movie is a practical nuts-and-bolts manual to dramatic writing for film. This hands-on course in screenwriting shows how to create, develop, and construct an original screenplay from scratch using seven  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Let's cut to the chase: Writing a Great Movie is a practical nuts-and-bolts manual to dramatic writing for film. This hands-on course in screenwriting shows how to create, develop, and construct an original screenplay from scratch using seven essential tools for the screenwriter--(1) Dilemma, Crisis, Decision and Action, and Resolution; (2) Theme; (3) the 36 Dramatic Situations; (4) the Enneagram; (5) Research and Brainstorming; (6) the Central Proposition; and (7) Sequence, Proposition, and Plot--which break the writing process down into approachable steps and produce great results. Jeff Kitchen shares the insider secrets he has developed over years of writing and teaching. Writing a Great Movie is the complete guide to creating compelling screenplays that will sell.

Jeff Kitchenworked as a dramaturge at New York’s Playwrights Preview Productions and the Negro Ensemble Company before starting to teach playwriting and screenwriting in 1991. He has worked with executives at Miramax, Sony Pictures, and Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

Dilemma, crisis, decision & action, and resolution : dramatizing your plot
Theme : developing the heart of your story
The 36 dramatic situations : developing and energizing your plot
The enneagram : creating deep, complex, and distinct characters
Research and brainstorming : exploring possibilities and opening up your story
The central proposition : typing your plot together and cranking up the conflict
Sequence, proposition, plot : constructing and tightening your plot
Using dilemma, crisis, decision & action, and resolution
Using theme
Using the 36 dramatic situations
Using the enneagram
Using research and brainstorming
Using the central proposition
Using sequence, proposition, plot

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