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Screenwriting Formula Why It Works and How to Use It

ISBN-10: 1582974624
ISBN-13: 9781582974620
Edition: 2nd 2007
Authors: Rob Tobin
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Description: *Discusses seven critical elements of any movie script and how to practically apply them *Helps writers structure scripts so that they are more accessible, natural and appealing It's a common misconception that formula films are bad. Bad films  More...

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List price: $14.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/21/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

*Discusses seven critical elements of any movie script and how to practically apply them *Helps writers structure scripts so that they are more accessible, natural and appealing It's a common misconception that formula films are bad. Bad films aren't formulaic-and that's the problem. in this guide, beginning scriptwriters will learn how to structure their screenplay by using seven critical elements (The Formula) so that every other element falls into place perfectly, creating a salable, high-concept movie. Screenwriter, novelist and lecturer Rob Tobin takes the mystery out of writing and analyzing scripts, and makes formulaic a good word again by presenting the keys to a successful and salable script.

The Seven Elements
The Hero
The Flaw
Enabling Circumstances
The Opponent
The Hero's Ally
The Life-Changing Event
Jeopardy
Combining Story Elements
The Structure
Prologue
Act One
Act Two, Part One
Act Two, Part Two
Act Three
The Big Picture
The Logline
The Outline
High-and Low-Concept Stories
A Titanic Undertaking
Prewriting Techniques
Adapting Novels to the Screen

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