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Screenwriting

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  • George Lucasby James Clarke

    Pocket Essentials 2009; US$ 5.99

    Whether it?s a bright yellow Deuce Coupe rocketing through small-town America or a bright yellow rocket ship blasting through a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas? stories have been singular and consistent in the elemental power of their themes and emotions. Yet, since the beginnings of his success much of his storytelling skill has been eclipsed by... more...

  • The Spanish Prisoner and The Winslow Boyby David Mamet

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet ranks among the century's most influential writers for stage and screen. His dialogue--abrasive, rhythmic--illuminates a modern aesthetic evocative of Samuel Beckett. His plots--surprising, comic, topical--have evoked comparisons to masters from Alfred Hitchcock to Arthur Miller. Here are two screenplays demonstrating... more...

  • Screenwriting is Storytellingby Kate Wright; Arthur Hiller

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 16.00

    While most screenwriting books focus on format and structure, Kate Wright explains how to put story at the center of a screenplay. A compelling story, complete with intriguing characters and situations created with these screenwriting tricks of the trade can become a box office blockbuster film. Screenwriters will learn: - Developing themes within... more...

  • The Comedy Bibleby Judy Carter

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 17.00

    Judy Carter, guru to aspiring comedy writers and stand-up comics, tells all about the biz of being funny and writing funny in this bright, entertaining, and totally practical guide on how to draw humor from your life and turn it into a career. Do you think you?re funny? Do you want to turn your sense of humor into a career? If the answer is yes, then... more...

  • The Inner Life of Martin Frostby Paul Auster

    Picador 2007; US$ 14.99

      A Picador Paperback Original   A new movie written and directed by Paul Auster, starring David Thewlis, Irene Jacob, Michael Imperioli, and Sophie Auster.   From The New York Trilogy to The Book of Illusions and Travels in the Scriptorium, Paul Auster is one of America's most spectacularly inventive novelists. Smoke, Blue in the... more...

  • Tales From Development Hell (New Updated Edition)by David Hughes

    Titan 2012; US$ 9.99

    A compulsively readable journey into the area of movie-making where all writers, directors and stars fear to tread: Development Hell, the place where scripts are written, actors hired and sets designed... but the movies rarely actually get made!  Whatever happened to Darren Aronofsky's  Batman  movie starring Clint Eastwood? Why were there so many scripts... more...

  • Get Started in Film Making: Teach Yourselfby Tom Holden

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 21.36

    Make a Great Short Film is a jargon-free, straightforward guide for all budding film makers. Covering every aspect of making a film, from scriptwriting, casting and cameras to lighting, financing, filming and editing, this is the most comprehensive, user-friendly guide on the market. This new edition has been fully updated to take into account... more...

  • Get Started in Film Making: Teach Yourselfby Tom Holden

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    Make a Great Short Film is a jargon-free, straightforward guide for all budding film makers. Covering every aspect of making a film, from scriptwriting, casting and cameras to lighting, financing, filming and editing, this is the most comprehensive, user-friendly guide on the market. This new edition has been fully updated to take into account... more...

  • Stolen Imagesby Raoul Peck; Bertrand Tavernier; Catherine Temerson

    Seven Stories Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Among today?s leading filmmakers, none brings to the screen such a deep awareness of how power is channeled from First to Third World societies, or exhibits such great human sensitivity, as Raoul Peck. Collected here for the first time are Peck?s three early feature and documentary screenplays as well as his seminal film  Lumumba .  In this collection... more...

  • Conversations at the American Film Institute with the Great Moviemakersby George Jr. Stevens

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 20.00

    A companion volume to George Stevens, Jr.?s, much admired book of American Film Institute seminars with the great pioneering moviemakers (?Invaluable??Martin Scorsese). Those represented here?directors, producers, writers, actors, cameramen, composers, editors?are men and women working in pictures, beginning in 1950, when the studio system was collapsing... more...