Screenplay

Screenplay
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Author: Syd Field
Pages: 262
ISBN: 0440576474
Release: 1994
Editor: Dell

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Moonlight

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

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How Not to Write a Screenplay

How Not to Write a Screenplay
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Author: Denny Martin Flinn
Pages: 226
ISBN: 1580650155
Release: 1999
Editor: Lone Eagle

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Offers advice on how to avoid the pitfalls of bad screenwriting, including spelling and typos, character description, camera work, and structure

The 21st century Screenplay

The 21st century Screenplay
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Author: Linda Aronson
Pages: 490
ISBN: 1935247034
Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A comprehensive and practical screenwriting manual.

How to Build a Great Screenplay

How to Build a Great Screenplay
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Author: David Howard
Pages: 464
ISBN: 031235262X
Release: 2006-01-24
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Acclaimed USC screenwriting teacher David Howard has guided hundreds of students to careers in writing for film and television. Drawing on decades of practical experience and savvy, How to Build a Great Screenplay deconstructs the craft of screenwriting and carefully reveals how to build a good story from the ground up. Howard eschews the "system" offered by other books, emphasizing that a great screenplay requires dozens of unique decisions by the author. He offers in-depth considerations of: * characterization * story arc * plotting and subplotting * dealing with coincidence in story plotting * classical vs. revolutionary screenplay structure * tone, style, and atmosphere * the use of time on screen * the creation of drama and tension * crucial moments in storytelling Throughout the book, Howard clarifies his lessons through examples from some of the most successful Hollywood and international script-oriented films, including Pulp Fiction, American Beauty, Trainspotting, North by Northwest, Chinatown, and others. The end result is what could very well become the classic text in the field---a bible for the burgeoning screenwriter.

Analysing the Screenplay

Analysing the Screenplay
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Author: Jill Nelmes
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781136912443
Release: 2010-10-04
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Most producers and directors acknowledge the crucial role of the screenplay, yet the film script has received little academic attention until recently, even though the screenplay has been in existence since the end of the 19th century. Analysing the Screenplay highlights the screenplay as an important form in itself, as opposed to merely being the first stage of the production process. It explores a number of possible approaches to studying the screenplay, considering the depth and breadth of the subject area, including: the history and early development of the screenplay in the United States, France and Britain the process of screenplay writing and its peculiar relationship to film production the assumption that the screenplay is standardised in form and certain stories or styles are universal the range of writing outside the mainstream, from independent film to story ideas in Bhutanese film production to animation possible critical approaches to analysing the screenplay. Analysing the Screenplay is a comprehensive anthology, offering a global selection of contributions from internationally renowned, specialist authors. Together they provide readers with an insight into this fascinating yet complex written form. This anthology will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students on a range of Film Studies courses, particularly those on scriptwriting.

Analysing the Screenplay

Analysing the Screenplay
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Author: Jill Nelmes
Pages: 273
ISBN: 0415556341
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Most producers and directors acknowledge the crucial role of the screenplay, yet the film script has received little academic attention until recently, even though the screenplay has been in existence since the end of the 19th century. Analysing the Screenplay highlights the screenplay as an important form in itself, as opposed to merely being the first stage of the production process. It explores a number of possible approaches to studying the screenplay, considering the depth and breadth of the subject area, including: the history and early development of the screenplay in the United States, France and Britain the process of screenplay writing and its peculiar relationship to film production the assumption that the screenplay is standardised in form and certain stories or styles are universal the range of writing outside the mainstream, from independent film to story ideas in Bhutanese film production to animation possible critical approaches to analysing the screenplay. Analysing the Screenplay is a comprehensive anthology, offering a global selection of contributions from internationally renowned, specialist authors. Together they provide readers with an insight into this fascinating yet complex written form. This anthology will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students on a range of Film Studies courses, particularly those on scriptwriting.

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.

Alien the Original Screenplay

Alien  the Original Screenplay
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Author: Cris Seixas
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781506717661
Release: 2020-12-15
Editor: Dark Horse Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In 1976, Twentieth Century Fox bought a screenplay by Dan O'Bannon entitled Star Beast. Three years later with Ridley Scott at the helm, Alien was unleashed on unsuspecting filmgoers. En route to back to Earth, the crew of the starship Snark intercepts an alien transmission. Their investigation leads them to a desolate planetoid, a crashed alien spacecraft, and a pyramidic structure of unknown origin. Then the terror begins . . . Writer Cristiano Seixas and artist Guilherme Balbi have attempted to stay true to the characters, settings, and creatures described in O'Bannon's original screenplay--without replicating the famous designs of Ron Cobb, Moebius, and H.R. Giger. A new experience, but still terrifying! Collects Alien: The Original Screenplay issues #1-#5.

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.

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.

The Essential Screenplay 3 Book Bundle

The Essential Screenplay  3 Book Bundle
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Author: Syd Field
Pages: 1040
ISBN: 9781101969595
Release: 2018-04-24
Editor: Bantam

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Hollywood’s script guru teaches you how to write a screenplay in the ultimate three-volume guide to writing for film, featuring “the ‘bible’ of screenwriting” (The New York Times), Screenplay—now celebrating forty years of screenwriting success! This blockbuster ebook bundle includes: SCREENPLAY: FOUNDATIONS OF SCREENWRITING • THE SCREENWRITER’S WORKBOOK • THE SCREENWRITER’S PROBLEM SOLVER Syd Field was “the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world” according to The Hollywood Reporter. His pioneering insights into structure, concept, and character launched innumerable careers. Now in one handy collection, his invaluable expertise is available to aspiring writers and working professionals alike. The Essential Screenplay contains Syd Field’s Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting, the industry standard for script development; The Screenwriter’s Workbook, a hands-on workshop full of practical exercises for creating successful screenplays; and The Screenwriter’s Problem Solver, a guide to identifying and fixing problems in your latest draft. Throughout, you’ll learn: • why the first ten pages of your script are crucially important • how to visually “grab” the reader from page one • what makes great stories work • the basics of writing dialogue • the essentials of creating great characters • how to adapt a novel, a play, or an article for the screen • the three ways to claim legal ownership of your work • tips for allowing your creative self to break free when you hit the “wall” • how to overcome writer’s block forever Featuring expert analysis of popular films including Pulp Fiction, Thelma & Louise, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Essential Screenplay will transform your initial idea into a screenplay that’s destined for success—and maybe even Cannes. Praise for Syd Field “The most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world.”—The Hollywood Reporter “Syd Field is the preeminent analyzer in the study of American screenplays.”—James L. Brooks, Academy Award–winning writer, director, producer

Selling a Screenplay

Selling a Screenplay
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Author: Syd Field
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780307570642
Release: 2009-12-30
Editor: Delta

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

- Breaks Down the Business of Screenwriting - Explains What the Buyer Looks For - Shows You What to Do to Get in the Door - Tackles the Pitching Process - Provides Personal Insights from Famous Screenwriters Everybody has a story to tell. Everybody wants to write the great American screenplay. But what do you do after it’s written? How do you sell it? Studio honchos. Development Executives. Independent Producers. What do they want? Do you need an agent or manager to get it into production? Selling a screenplay can mean earning $250,000 or more, so competition is fierce. Syd Field gives you an insider’s look at the movie and TV industry, packed with essential tips from the pros. Selling a Screenplay is a must-have guide for every screenwriter, filled with frank real-life advice from Hollywood’s most powerful deal makers and most celebrated screenwriters. They all started somewhere.

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.

The Witch

The Witch
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Author: Mark Lotto
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1733992014
Release: 2019-06
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them The Original Screenplay

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them  The Original Screenplay
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Author: J.K. Rowling
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781781109601
Release: 2016-11-18
Editor: Pottermore Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone... Inspired by the original Hogwart’s textbook by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original screenplay marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and featuring a cast of remarkable characters and magical creatures, this is epic adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition for any film lover or reader’s bookshelf. The film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will have its theatrical release on 18th November 2016.

Lolita A Screenplay

Lolita  A Screenplay
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Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780307787606
Release: 2011-02-16
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The screenplay for Kubrik's 1962 film tells the story of an older man's obsession with a young girl.

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.