Moonlight

Moonlight
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Author: Tarell Alvin McCraney
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1733992022
Release: 2019-06
Editor: Unknown

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Screenplay

Screenplay
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Author: Syd Field
Pages: 262
ISBN: 156731239X
Release: 1998-03-01
Editor: M J F Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Providing examples from well-known movies, Field explains the structural and stylistic elements as well as writing techniques basic to the creation of a successful film script.

A Philosophy of the Screenplay

A Philosophy of the Screenplay
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Author: Ted Nannicelli
Pages: 270
ISBN: 9780415521444
Release: 2013
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Recently, scholars in a variety of disciplines—including philosophy, film and media studies, and literary studies—have become interested in the aesthetics, definition, and ontology of the screenplay. To this end, this volume addresses the fundamental philosophical questions about the nature of the screenplay: What is a screenplay? Is the screenplay art—more specifically, literature? What kind of a thing is a screenplay? Nannicelli argues that the screenplay is a kind of artefact; as such, its boundaries are determined collectively by screenwriters, and its ontological nature is determined collectively by both writers and readers of screenplays. Any plausible philosophical account of the screenplay must be strictly constrained by our collective creative and appreciative practices, and must recognize that those practices indicate that at least some screenplays are artworks.

Screenplay

Screenplay
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Author: Syd Field
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307423269
Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Delta

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Hollywood’s script guru teaches you how to write a screenplay in “the ‘bible’ of screenwriting” (The New York Times)—now celebrating forty years of screenwriting success! Syd Field’s books on the essential structure of emotionally satisfying screenplays have ignited lucrative careers in film and television since 1979. In this revised edition of his premiere guide, the underpinnings of successful onscreen narratives are revealed in clear and encouraging language that will remain wise and practical as long as audiences watch stories unfold visually—from hand-held devices to IMAX to virtual reality . . . and whatever comes next. As the first person to articulate common structural elements unique to successful movies, celebrated producer, lecturer, teacher and bestselling author Syd Field has gifted us a classic text. From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script, here are fundamental guidelines to help all screenwriters—novices and Oscar-winners—hone their craft and sell their work. In Screenplay, Syd Field can help you discover: • Why the first ten pages of every script are crucial to keeping professional readers’ interest • How to visually “grab” these influential readers from page one, word one • Why structure and character are the basic components of all narrative screenplays • How to adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a saleable script • Tips on protecting your work—three ways to establish legal ownership of screenplays • Vital insights on writing authentic dialogue, crafting memorable characters, building strong yet flexible storylines (form, not formula), overcoming writer's block, and much more Syd Field is revered as the original master of screenplay story structure, and this guide continues to be the industry’s gold standard for learning the foundations of screenwriting.

Screenplay

Screenplay
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Author: Geoff King,Tanya Krzywinska,Professor Tanya Krzywinska,Professor Geoff Siegel
Pages: 229
ISBN: 190336423X
Release: 2002
Editor: Wallflower Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Hollywood film franchises are routinely translated into games and some game-titles make the move onto the big screen. This collection investigates the interface between cinema and games console or PC.

Writing the Character Centered Screenplay Updated and Expanded edition

Writing the Character Centered Screenplay  Updated and Expanded edition
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Author: Andrew Horton
Pages: 249
ISBN: 0520924177
Release: 2000-02-23
Editor: Univ of California Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"We need good screenwriters who understand character." Everywhere Andrew Horton traveled in researching this book—from Hollywood to Hungary—he heard the same refrain. Yet most of the standard how-to books on screenwriting follow the film industry's earlier lead in focusing almost exclusively on plot and formulaic structures. With this book, Horton, a film scholar and successful screenwriter, provides the definitive work on the character-based screenplay. Exceptionally wide-ranging—covering American, international, mainstream, and "off-Hollywood" films, as well as television—the book offers creative strategies and essential practical information. Horton begins by placing screenwriting in the context of the storytelling tradition, arguing through literary and cultural analysis that all great stories revolve around a strong central character. He then suggests specific techniques and concepts to help any writer—whether new or experienced—build more vivid characters and screenplays. Centering his discussion around four film examples—including Thelma & Louise and The Silence of the Lambs—and the television series, Northern Exposure, he takes the reader step-by-step through the screenwriting process, starting with the development of multi-dimensional characters and continuing through to rewrite. Finally, he includes a wealth of information about contests, fellowships, and film festivals. Espousing a new, character-based approach to screenwriting, this engaging, insightful work will prove an essential guide to all of those involved in the writing and development of film scripts.

Raindance Writer s Lab

Raindance Writer s Lab
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Author: Elliot Grove
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9780240520797
Release: 2009
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

If you're looking for a straightforward, practical, no-nonsense guide to scriptwriting that will hold your hand right the way through the process, read on! The Raindance Writers' Lab guides you through the tools that enable you to execute a strong treatment for a feature and be well on the way to the first draft of your script. Written by the creator of the Raindance Film Festival himself, Elliot Grove uses a hands-on approach to screenwriting based on his many years of experience teaching the subject for Raindance training. He uses step-by-step processes illustrated with diagrams and charts to lend a visual structure to the teaching. Techniques are related to real-life examples throughout, from low budget to blockbuster films. The Companion Website contains interviews with British writers and directors as well as a handy series of legal contracts, video clips and writing exercises. In this brand new 2nd edition, Grove expands on his story structure theory, as well as how to write for the internet and short films. The website also contains sample scripts and legal contracts, a writing exercise illustrated with a video clip, a folder full of useful hyperlinks for research, and a demo version of Final Draft screenwriting software. * Written by the Founder and Director of the Raindance Film Festival - the largest independent film festival in Europe! * Companion Website contains interviews with top directors, sample scripts, legal contracts, and writing exercises! * A no-nonsense approach to writing and selling a HOT screenplay * NEW screenplays to discuss including Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind and Borat

The Screenplay Business

The Screenplay Business
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Author: Peter Bloore
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9780415613323
Release: 2013
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The development of a film screenplay is a complex and collaborative process, beginning with an initial story and continuing through drafting and financing to the start of the shoot. And yet the best ways of understanding and managing this process have never been properly studied. The Screenplay Business is the first book to do exactly that, addressing such questions as: How do film scripts get written, and what are the tensions between creativity and business? How can the team of the writer, producer, director and development executive work together most effectively? The Screenplay Business presents a theoretical and practical framework for understanding the business of independent script development, and encompasses ideas about creativity, motivation, managing creative people, value chains, and MBA leadership theories. This book will help producers and writers to nurture their stories through the long development process to the screen. It explains the international film business, and contains new research and extensive interviews with leading industry figures, including practical advice on how to run script meetings and handle notes; how to build a sustainable business; and how to understand what really happens when a script is written. The Screenplay Business is a new key text for academics and students researching film and media, and indispensable reading for anyone working in film screenplay development today.

Screenplay

Screenplay
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Author: Robin U. Russin,William Missouri Downs
Pages: 424
ISBN: 1935247069
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is a complete screenwriting course -- from initial idea through final script sale -- providing in-depth discussions of theme development; story research; script plotting and structuring; character development; dialogue; writing and rewriting methods; formatting; the ins and outs of marketing and pitching scripts; writing for TV, the Web and video games, and much more. Well-written, comprehensive and filled with both innovative and tried-and-true writing techniques, illustrative screenplay examples and sage advice from veteran writers, Screenplay will help novices as well as working screenwriters improve and sell their scripts. This second edition of this popular manual is completely revised, reflecting current film industry practices, and includes new chapters on such subjects as Webisodes and video games, as well as updates to its many examples.

Stuck

Stuck
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Author: Josh Miller
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781550597837
Release: 2019-04-22
Editor: Brush Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Maybe you have a great idea for a movie, and you're thinking to yourself, "Man, if I only knew how to write a screenplay." Maybe you've started your screenplay already, but you get to a certain point where you JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO NEXT! Or maybe you've already finished your screenplay, printed it out, read it over again, hated it, and burned it in your trash can (but you saved a backup). Don't give up on your dreams just yet--not until you've read this book. Over the course of his successful career as a writer and producer, Josh Miller has learned plenty about the art of screenwriting. There are no fancy tricks or shortcuts to making a great screenplay, just time-honored techniques, fundamental story elements, and one secret ingredient: you. Josh will show you how to craft a compelling story and deploy advanced techniques used by professional screenwriters, but most importantly, he'll teach you how to harness your unique voice, experience and perspective to give your screenplay real substance. Get this book, and get yourself unstuck.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 The Screenplay

The Trial of the Chicago 7  The Screenplay
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Author: Aaron Sorkin
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781982163259
Release: 2020-10-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The brilliant screenplay of the forthcoming film The Trial of the Chicago 7 by Academy and Emmy Award–winning screenwriter and director Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin’s film dramatizes the 1969 trial of seven prominent anti-Vietnam War activists in Chicago. Originally there were eight defendants, but one, Bobby Seale, was severed from the trial by Judge Julius Hoffman—after Hoffman had ordered Seale bound and gagged in court. The defendants were a mix of counterculture revolutionaries such as Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, and political activists such as Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, and David Dellinger, the last a longtime pacifist who was a generation older than the others. Their lawyers argued that the right to free speech was on trial, whether that speech concerned lifestyles or politics. The Trial of the Chicago 7 stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Frank Langella, and Mark Rylance, among others, directed by Aaron Sorkin. This book is Sorkin’s screenplay, the first of his movie screenplays ever published.

We re No Angels

We re No Angels
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Author: David Mamet
Pages: 131
ISBN: 0802132022
Release: 1990
Editor: Grove Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Bob, a vicious killer, cheats the electric chair by shooting his way out of the penitentiary, forcing two reluctant convicts to come along. Desperately dodging the cops, Ned and Jim reach a river that runs along the Canadian border. The bridge across it becomes their only hope of reaching safety, but a checkpoint guards the crossing."--Back cover.

How to Sell Your Screenplay

How to Sell Your Screenplay
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Author: Lydia Wilen,Joan Wilen
Pages: 309
ISBN: 0757000029
Release: 2001
Editor: Square One Publishers, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This handbook lets readers in on the rules of winning the game. Written by two veteran screenwriters, this is a complete guide to getting a screenplay seen, read, and sold.

House of Games

House of Games
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Author: David Mamet,Professor David Mamet,Jonathan Katz
Pages: 72
ISBN: 0802130283
Release: 1987
Editor: Grove Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

House of Games is a psychological thriller in which a young woman psychiatrist falls prey to an elaborate and ingenious con game by one of her patients who entraps her in a series of criminal escapades. Ties in with movie to be released in September. 8 pages of black-and-white photographs.

The Counselor

The Counselor
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Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780345803597
Release: 2013
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A companion to the forthcoming film follows the efforts of a respected and recently engaged lawyer who makes a risky entrée into the Mexican drug trade and is rapidly embroiled in a brutal web that threatens everyone he loves. By the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of No Country for Old Men. Original. Movie tie-in.

Screenplay

Screenplay
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Author: Jule Selbo
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781317386964
Release: 2015-07-24
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Screenplay: Building Story Through Character is designed to help screenwriters turn simple or intricate ideas into exciting, multidimensional film narratives with fully-realized characters. Based on Jule Selbo’s unique 11-step structure for building story through characters, the book teaches budding screenwriters the skills to focus and shape their ideas, turning them into stories filled with character development, strong plot elements based on obstacles and conflicts, and multifaceted emotional arcs. Using examples and analysis from classic and contemporary films across a range of genres, from The Godfather to Guardians of the Galaxy, Selbo’s Screenplay takes students inside the scriptwriting process, providing a broad overview for both beginners and seasoned writers alike. The book is rounded out with discussion questions, writing exercises, a guide to the business of screenwriting, in-depth film breakdowns, and a glossary of screenwriting terms.

The Complete Guide to Standard Script Formats

The Complete Guide to Standard Script Formats
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Author: Hillis R Cole (jr.)
Pages: 161
ISBN: 0929583000
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown

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The Screenplay

The Screenplay
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Author: Margaret Mehring
Pages: 296
ISBN: 0240800079
Release: 1990
Editor: Focal Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Offers practical advice on writing, editing, and submitting a screenplay

Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth
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Author: Michael Wilson
Pages: 195
ISBN: 0912670452
Release: 1978
Editor: Feminist Press at CUNY

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Critical commentary and background information accompany the screenplay of the 1954 film of persuasion about a Mexican-American labor strike in a New Mexico mine

Last Dance

Last Dance
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Author: Ron Koslow,Steven Haft
Pages: 130
ISBN: OCLC:429219138
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown

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