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Screenwriting

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  • Stephen King on the Big Screenby Mark Browning

    Intellect Books Ltd 2009; US$ 25.00

    From 1976 to the present day, there have been over 45 films adapted from the spine-tingling works of Stephen King. In Stephen King on the Big Screen, Mark Browning addresses the question of why some of the film adaptations of the world?s best-selling author are much more successful than others.By focussing on the theoretical aspect of genre, Browning... more...

  • Screenwriting For Dummiesby Laura Schellhardt; John Logan

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 18.19

    Write a great script and get it into the hands of the Hollywood players! So you want to be a screenwriter? Whether you want to write a feature film or a TV script or adapt your favorite book, this friendly guide gives you expert advice in everything from creating your story and developing memorable characters to formatting your script and selling... more...

  • Tales from the Scriptby Peter Hanson; Paul Robert Herman

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    ? Tales from the Script gathers notable veterans of the screen wars who demonstrate the basic truth of our adventures in Movieland: Writing is the easy part.? ? John Sayles, writer/director of Lone Star and Eight Men Out ?Fascinating tales from the belly of the beast.? ? Lawrence Kasdan, Oscar-nominated writer/director of The Big Chill, Wyatt... more...

  • The Art of Plottingby Linda J. Cowgill

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 19.99

    The complete, clear guide to creating compelling plots for film -Integrate plot, characterization, and exposition to make stories real - Examples from new and classic movies examine great plots in action Plot must be as much about the emotions of the characters as it is about the events of the story. That?s the message of The Art of Plotting ,... more...

  • The 21st Century Screenplayby Linda Aronson

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 27.26

    A truly comprehensive overview of the craft of writing for contemporary film and video, by a multi-award winning screenwriter. more...

  • Storyby Robert McKee

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 1.99

    Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane Keaton, Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts, John Cleese and David Bowie are just a few of his celebrity alumni. Writers, producers, development executives... more...

  • Rewriting Secrets for Screenwritersby Tom Lazarus; Scott Frank

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 7.39

    Every screenwriter needs to rewrite?more than once, probably many times?to make the story work and then to make a sale. And then again later on, to please producers, studios or stars. Tom Lazarus--author of "Stigmata", among other scripts--is a working screenwriter and professor at UCLA extension. In this book, he's distilled his own experience... more...

  • Writing Movies for Fun and Profitby Thomas Lennon; Robert Ben Garant

    Touchstone 2011; US$ 17.00

    This is the only screenwriting guide by two guys who have actually done it (instead of some schmuck who just gives lectures about screenwriting at the airport Marriott); ?These guys are proof that with no training and little education, ANYONE can make it as a screenwriter? (Paul Rudd). Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon?s movies have made over... more...

  • The Secrets to Writing Great Comedyby Lesley Bown

    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...

  • Movies That Move Usby Dr Craig Batty

    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...