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- Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 27.99
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...
- Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 33.00
Over the past decade, movie audiences have become hungry for films based on real people and historical events. Never was this more evident than during the best-picture showdown between The King’s Speech and The Social Network during the 2011 Academy Awards, a scene then repeated, with Argo, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty in the 2013 awards..... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 19.99
A successful screenplay starts with an understanding of the fundamentals of dramatic story structure. In this practical introduction, Edward J. Fink condenses centuries of writing about dramatic theory into ten concise and readable chapters, providing the tools for building an engaging narrative and turning it into an agent-ready script. Fink devotes... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 24.95
In this enlightening look behind the scenes, author Neil Landau provides you with the tools required to become an effective showrunner. Including insight from A-list showrunners such as Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad; X-Files), Alex Gansa (Homeland; Dexter; 24), Jason Katims (Parenthood; Friday Night Lights) and others, Landau and his guests provide... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95
'If I was setting out as a screenwriter, this is the book I would read first and keep by me'? Melanie Harris, Producer, Crosslab Productions 'An excellent resource for students and teachers alike'? In the Picture '...a valuable addition to every screenwriting bookshelf' ? Screentalk 'This is one of the best guides to help screenwriters... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 30.00
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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 115.00
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...
- Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 16.98
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95
Learn the rules of scriptwriting, and then how to successfully break them.Unlike other screenwriting books, this unique guide pushes you to challenge yourself and break free of tired, formulaic writing--bending or breaking the rules of storytelling as we know them. Like the best-selling previous editions, seasoned authors Dancyger and Rush explore... more...