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Screenwriting

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  • Which Lie Did I Tell?by William Goldman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.95

    From the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride (he also wrote the novel), and the bestselling author of Adventures in the Screen Trade comes a garrulous new book that is as much a screenwriting how-to (and how-not-to) manual as it is a feast of insider information. If you want to know why a no-name... more...

  • The Annotated Godfatherby Jenny M. Jones

    Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2009; US$ 19.75

    This fully authorized, annotated, and illustrated edition of the complete screenplay of The Godfather presents all the little-known details and behind-the-scenes intrigue surrounding the landmark film. The Godfather is considered by many to be the greatest movie ever made, from its brilliant cinematic innovations and its memorable, oft-quoted... more...

  • Into the Woodsby John Yorke

    Overlook 2014; US$ 14.99

    The idea of Into the Woods is not to supplant works by Aristotle, Lajos Egri, Robert McKee, David Mamet, or any other writers of guides for screenwriters and playwrights, but to pick up on their cues and take the reader on a historical, philosophical, scientific, and psychological journey to the heart of all storytelling. In this exciting and wholly... more...

  • Write Great Fiction - Dialogueby Gloria Kempton

    F+W Media 2004; US$ 16.99

    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... more...

  • How to Build a Great Screenplayby David Howard

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    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...

  • Break Into Screenwriting: Teach Yourselfby Ray Frencham

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 21.38

    This is a comprehensive, jargon-free guide for all budding screenwriters. Its aim is not just to guide you through the techniques and skills you need to write for the screen (film and television), but also to give you guidance on how to approach the industry as a whole. Focusing on every aspect of screenwriting, from how to set about the writing process... more...

  • Break Into Screenwriting: Teach Yourselfby Ray Frencham

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    This is a comprehensive, jargon-free guide for all budding screenwriters. Its aim is not just to guide you through the techniques and skills you need to write for the screen (film and television), but also to give you guidance on how to approach the industry as a whole. Focusing on every aspect of screenwriting, from how to set about the writing process... 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...

  • Movies That Move Usby Dr Craig Batty

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 90.00

    From a screenwriting perspective, Batty explores the idea that the protagonist's journey is comprised of two individual yet interwoven threads: the physical journey and the emotional journey. His analysis includes detailed case studies of the films Muriel's Wedding , Little Voice , Cars , Forgetting Sarah Marshall , Sunshine Cleaning and Up.... more...

  • Secrets of Film Writingby Tom Lazarus

    St. Martin's Press 2001; US$ 16.99

    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...