Writing Movies The Practical Guide to Creating Stellar Screenplays

ISBN-10: 159691145X
ISBN-13: 9781596911451
Edition: 2006
List price: $18.00
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Description: To break into the screenwriting game, you need a screenplay that is not just good, but great. Superlative. Stellar. Writing Movies provides everything you need to know to reach this level. In a single book. And, like the very best teachers, Writing  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 9/19/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

To break into the screenwriting game, you need a screenplay that is not just good, but great. Superlative. Stellar. Writing Movies provides everything you need to know to reach this level. In a single book. And, like the very best teachers, Writing Movies is always practical, accessible, and entertaining. Inside you’ll find: Explanations of the fundamental elements of screenwriting craft (plot, character, scenes, etc.); insight into such crucial (but seldom discussed) topics as description, voice, tone, and theme; analysis of five brilliant screenplays—Die Hard, Thelma & Louise, Tootsie, Sideways, and The Shawshank Redemption; strategies for breaking into the business; a guide to screenwriting format; assignments that strengthen your command of screenwriting craft; step-by-step tasks that take you from rough idea to polished script; and tie-ins to supplementary material at the book’s website. Written by Gotham Writers’ Workshop expert instructors and edited by Dean of Faculty Alexander Steele, Writing Movies offers the same methods and exercises that have earned the school international acclaim.

Screenwriting: Inventing a
Plot: The Path of Action
Characters: The Lifeblood
The Page: Words That Move
Scenes: Exploring and Exploding Moments
Dialogue: Making More of Less
Subplots: A Side of Story
Plot II: Like a
Tone and Theme: The Overlay Underlay
Revision: From Rough to Ready
Slipping Past the Velvet Rope

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