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Screenwriting

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  • Isle of Dogsby Wes Anderson

    Faber & Faber 2018; US$ 13.99

    Wes Anderson startled audiences with his stop-motion animated film of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox . He now displays his unique wit and playful visual sense in an action-filled saga of Samurai dogs. more...

  • Classical Storytelling and Contemporary Screenwritingby Brian Price

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Since we first arrived on the planet, we’ve been telling each other stories, whether of that morning’s great saber-tooth tiger hunt or the latest installment of the Star Wars saga. And throughout our history, despite differences of geography or culture, we’ve been telling those stories in essentially the same way. Why? Because there is a RIGHT... more...

  • Annihilationby Alex Garland

    Faber & Faber 2018; US$ 12.49

    Following on from the success of his thriller, Ex Machina, Alex Garland returns to cerebral sci-fi with his adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer's cult novel - a tale of a biologist attempting to uncover the mystery of her husband's disappearance into a restricted zone. What she and her fellow scientists discover is a world populated by mysterious life... more...

  • Screenplayby Syd Field

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script.. Here are easily understood guidelines to make film-writing accessible to novices and to help practiced writers improve their scripts. Syd Field pinpoints the structural and stylistic elements essential to every good screenplay. He presents a step-by-step, comprehensive technique for... more...

  • How to Build a Great Screenplayby David Howard

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • Writing in Picturesby Joseph McBride

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    Writing in Pictures  is a refreshingly practical and entertaining guide to screenwriting that provides what is lacking in most such books: a clear, step-by-step demonstration of how to write a screenplay. Seasoned screenwriter and writing teacher Joseph McBride breaks down the process into a series of easy, approachable tasks, focusing on literary... more...

  • The 101 Habits Of Highly Successful Screenwritersby Karl Iglesias

    F+W Media 2001; US$ 12.95 US$ 11.66

    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...

  • Secrets of Film Writingby Tom Lazarus

    St. Martin's Press 2001; US$ 6.79

    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...

  • Writing History in Filmby William Guynn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    Historical film has been an important genre since the earliest silent films. The French Revolution, the American Civil War, the conquest of the New World, World War II--all have been repeatedly represented in film. But how do we distinguish between fictionalized spectacle and authentic historical representation? Writing History in Film sets out... more...

  • Drive in Cinemaby Marc James Léger

    Intellect Books Ltd 2015; US$ 44.00

    Drive in Cinema offers Žižek-influenced studies of films made by some of the most engaging and influential filmmakers of our time, from avant-garde directors Jean-Luc Godard, Werner Herzog, Alexander Kluge, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Vera Chytilová, to independent filmmakers William Klein, Oliver Ressler, Hal Hartley, Olivier Assayas, Vincent Gallo, Jim... more...