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- Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 10.99
The Secrets to Writing Great Comedy will show you how to unlock your inner anarchist and write fantastic comedy, using a combination of practical exercises and creative inspiration. Whatever your preferred genre, from sitcom to sketch show, you will fi nd guidance on everything from wordplay and visual humour to plots, characters and different styles.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00
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...
- St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 22.99
$50 Billion of Advice in One Book* Have you ever wondered why some books and stories are adapted into movies, and others aren't? Or wished you could sit down and pick the brains of the people whose stories have been adapted--or the screenwriters, producers, and directors who adapted them? Author John Robert Marlow has done it for you. He spoke... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 15.99
Break Into Writing For Television takes you from the very first line of the script through to becoming a regular writer for soaps and 'continuing dramas'. It starts with the basics of different types of script and production, and moves on to getting ideas, shaping character and dialogue, re-writing, pitching work and the practicalities of who does... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2013; US$ 24.99
A comprehensive guide to visual storytelling from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), one of the world's leaders in sequential arts instruction. Storyboarding is the process of graphically organizing a project--a motion picture, animation, motion graphic, or interactive media sequence--in order to translate artists' ideas from story to ... more...
- F+W Media 2013; 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 going 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 compiled... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 17.99
The behind-the-scenes story of the making of the iconic movie Network , which transformed the way we think about television and the way television thinks about us "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" Those words, spoken by an unhinged anchorman named Howard Beale, "the mad prophet of the airwaves," took America by storm... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 18.94
Aimed at screenwriters, producers, development executives and educators interested in the crime genre, this book provides an invaluable basis for crafting a film story that considers both audience and market expectations without compromising originality. A brief historical overview of the crime genre is presented for context along with an analysis... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
A new, original investigation into how screenwriting works; the practices, creative 'poetics' and texts that serve the screen idea. Using a range of film, media and creative theories, it includes new case studies on the successful ITV soap Emmerdale , Hitchcock's first major screenwriter and David Lean's unfinished film, Nostromo . more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 32.00
The screenplay is currently the focus of extensive critical re-evaluation, however, as yet there has been no comprehensive study of its historical development. International in scope and placing emphasis on the development and variety of screenplay texts themselves, this book will be an important and innovative addition to the current literature. more...