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Screenplay The Foundations of Screenwriting

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ISBN-10: 0385339038

ISBN-13: 9780385339032

Edition: 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Syd Field

List price: $20.00
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Hailed as the first new approach to screenwriting in a generation, this book offers a guide to the entire screenwriting process, from opening scene to finished script.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/29/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.24" wide x 8.23" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Sydney Alvin Field was born in Hollywood, California on December 19, 1935. He acted while majoring in literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Then, at the suggestion of one of his instructors, the filmmaker Jean Renoir, he entered film school at the University of California, Los Angeles. His uncle, Sol Halprin, the Academy Award-winning head of the camera department at 20th Century Fox, helped him find a job at the television company Wolper Productions. He started in the shipping department but eventually helped produce the company's documentary series Biography, hosted by Mike Wallace. He left to pursue his dream of writing screenplays. He wrote scripts for several television…    

What is a screenplay?
The subject
The creation of character
Building a character
Story and character
Endings and beginnings
Setting up the story
Two incidents
Plot points
The scene
The sequence
Building the story line
Screenplay form
Writing the screenplay