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  • 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

    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

    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$ 14.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Screenplay and Narrative Theoryby George Varotsis

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 74.99

    Screenplay and Narrative Theory investigates the cognitive processes of narrative composition and the fundamental underlying mechanics and dynamics of narrative by introducing characteristics of complex narrative systems. Complex narrative systems are constituted of a network of components that are arranged hierarchically over three structural... more...

  • Cindy Shermanby Dahlia Schweitzer

    Intellect Books Ltd 2014; US$ 32.00

    One of the twentieth century?s most significant artists, Cindy Sherman has quietly uprooted conventional understandings of portraiture and art, questioning everything from identity to feminism. Critics around the world have taken Sherman?s photographs and extensively examined what lies underneath. However, little critical ink has been spilled on Sherman?s... more...

  • My Old Ladyby Israel Horovitz

    Three Rooms Press 2016; US$ 9.99

    Famed playwright Israel Horovitz has written more than 70 produced plays, which have been translated in more than 30 languages worldwide. Along the way, he has also written screenplays for film including Author! Author! , starring Al Pacino, as well as the award-winning Sunshine , James Dean , and The Strawberry Statement . At the age of 75, he... more...