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  • Screenplayby Syd Field

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script.. Here are easily understood guidelines to make film-writing accessible to novices and to help practiced writers improve their scripts. Syd Field pinpoints the structural and stylistic elements essential to every good screenplay. He presents a step-by-step, comprehensive technique for... more...

  • Write Great Fiction - Dialogueby Gloria Kempton

    F+W Media 2004; US$ 16.99 US$ 13.93

    Craft Compelling Dialogue When should your character talk, what should (or shouldn't) he say, and when should he say it? How do you know when dialogue--or the lack thereof--is dragging down your scene? How do you fix a character who speaks without the laconic wit of the Terminator? Write Great Fiction: Dialogue by successful author and instructor... more...

  • How to Build a Great Screenplayby David Howard

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 18.99

    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"... more...

  • The 101 Habits Of Highly Successful Screenwritersby Karl Iglesias

    F+W Media 2001; US$ 12.95 US$ 10.62

    As an aspiring screenwriter, you dream of one day seeing the fruits of your vision splashed across the big screen. Whether you believe great screenwriters are made or born, you'll be on the fast track to finding your Muse after tuning in to the secrets of fourteen of Tinseltown's top screenwriters, including Ron Bass (Rain Man), Eric Roth (Forrest... more...

  • Secrets of Film Writingby Tom Lazarus

    St. Martin's Press 2001; US$ 19.99

    Most books about screenplays instruct on three-act structure, character arcs, and how to format a script. But you already know all that. Secrets of Film Writing reveals a working writer's secrets-the tips, short cuts, tricks, and insider advice that will get your story down on paper, maximize your idea, and seduce your readers. Do you know why... more...

  • Hollywood Screenwriting Directory Fall 2012by Jesse Douma

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 49.95 US$ 40.96

    Screenwriting Market Intel You Won't Find Anywhere Else Mailing out submissions based on some contact information you found on the Internet isn't enough to get your script sold. What's truly valuable to an aspiring screenwriter is the kind of specific details you can only get through years of Industry experience. That's why The Writers Store... more...

  • Writing Screenplays That Sell, New Twentieth Anniversary Editionby Michael Hauge

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 15.75

    For more than twenty years, Writing Screenplays That Sell has been hailed as the most complete guide available on the art, craft, and business of writing for movies and television. Now fully revised and updated to reflect the latest trends and scripts, Hollywood story expert and script consultant Michael Hauge walks readers through every step of... more...

  • Writing History in Filmby William Guynn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    Historical film has been an important genre since the earliest silent films. The French Revolution, the American Civil War, the conquest of the New World, World War II--all have been repeatedly represented in film. But how do we distinguish between fictionalized spectacle and authentic historical representation? Writing History in Film sets out... more...

  • Complete Screenwriting Course: Teach Yourselfby Charles Harris

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 18.99

    Designed to take you from the moment you first put your pen to paper to pitching and selling your completed screenplay, this is one of the most inspiring books on screenwriting you'll ever read. Practical exercises will teach you the craft of writing for film and television, both mainstream and independent, the art of building your own plots, characters,... more...

  • Drive in Cinemaby Marc James Léger

    Intellect Books Ltd 2015; US$ 44.00

    Drive in Cinema offers ?i?ek-influenced studies of films made by some of the most engaging and influential filmmakers of our time, from avant-garde directors Jean-Luc Godard, Werner Herzog, Alexander Kluge, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Vera Chytilová, to independent filmmakers William Klein, Oliver Ressler, Hal Hartley, Olivier Assayas, Vincent Gallo, Jim... more...