Screenwriters On Screen Writing

Screenwriters on Screen Writing
Publisher Hachette Books
Release Date
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781401305574
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Before any lights, camera, or action, there's the script--arguably the most important single element in filmmaking, and Screenwriters on Screen-Writing introduces the men and women responsible for the screenplays that have produced some of the most successful and acclaimed films in Hollywood history. In each interview, not only do the writers explore the craft and technique of creating a filmic blueprint, but they recount the colorful tales of coming up in the ranks of the movie business and of bringing their stories to the screen, in a way that only natural-born storytellers such as themselves can. These and other screenwriters have garnered the attention of the movie-going population not only with their words, but with headlines announcing the sales of their scripts for hundreds of thousands and sometimes millions of dollars. Anyone interested in writing, making, or learning about movies will enjoy reading this fascinating behind-the-scenes compendium that brings together some of the most prominent and talented screenwriters in modern-day filmmaking. Screenwriters interviewed include: Bruce Joel Rubin (Ghost), Ernest Lehman (North by Northwest, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Amy Holden Jones (Indecent Proposal), Ted Tally (The Silence of the Lambs), Horton Foote (To Kill a Mockingbird, Tender Mercies), Andrew Bergman (The In-Laws), Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands), Richard LaGravenese (The Fisher King), and Robert Towne (Chinatown, Shampoo).

Screenwriters on Screen Writing
  • Author : Joel Engel
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2013-02-12

Before any lights, camera, or action, there's the script--arguably the most important single element in filmmaking, and Screenwriters on Screen-Writing introduces the men and women responsible for the screenplays that have produced some of the most successful and acclaimed films in Hollywood history. In each interview, not only do the

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Now Write  Screenwriting
  • Author : Sherry Ellis,Laurie Lamson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-01-06

An essential handbook featuring never-before-published writing exercises from the acclaimed screenwriters of Raging Bull, Ali, Terminator 2, Fame, Groundhog Day, Cape Fear, "Lost", "True Blood", "The Shield", and many other hit films and television shows. Now Write! Screenwriting-the latest addition to the Now Write! writing guide series-brings together the acclaimed screenwriters

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Screenwriters and Screenwriting
  • Author : C. Batty
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-07-29

Screenwriters and Screenwriting is an innovative, fresh and lively book that is useful for both screenwriting practice and academic study. It is international in scope, with case studies and analyses from the US, the UK, Australia, Japan, Ireland and Denmark. The book presents a distinctive collection of chapters from creative

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Screenplay
  • Author : Syd Field
  • Publisher : M J F Books
  • Release Date : 1998-03-01

Providing examples from well-known movies, Field explains the structural and stylistic elements as well as writing techniques basic to the creation of a successful film script.

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Understanding Screenwriting
  • Author : Tom Stempel
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Continuum
  • Release Date : 2008-04-15

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Screenplay
  • Author : Syd Field
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18

Hollywood’s script guru teaches you how to write a screenplay in “the ‘bible’ of screenwriting” (The New York Times)—now celebrating forty years of screenwriting success! Syd Field’s books on the essential structure of emotionally satisfying screenplays have ignited lucrative careers in film and television since 1979. In this

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Save the Cat
  • Author : Blake Snyder
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-07-01

This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!

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Essentials of Screenwriting
  • Author : Richard Walter
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-06-29

Hollywood's premier teacher of screenwriting shares the secrets of writing and selling successful screenplays in this perfect gift for aspiring screenwriters. Anyone fortunate enough to win a seat in Professor Richard Walter's legendary class at UCLA film school can be confident their career has just taken a quantum leap forward.

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Screenwriting in a Digital Era
  • Author : Kathryn Millard
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-03-07

Screenwriting in a Digital Era examines the practices of writing for the screen from early Hollywood to the new realism. Looking back to prehistories of the form, Kathryn Millard links screenwriting to visual and oral storytelling around the globe, and explores new methods of collaboration and authorship in the digital

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Adventures in the Screen Trade
  • Author : William Goldman
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-06-05

Now available as an ebook for the first time! No one knows the writer's Hollywood more intimately than William Goldman. Two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter and the bestselling author of Marathon Man, Tinsel, Boys and Girls Together, and other novels, Goldman now takes you into Hollywood's inner sanctums...on and behind

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The Screenwriter s Workout
  • Author : Will Hicks
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-02-24

Flex your screenwriting skills and stretch your creativity with The Screenwriter's Workout! The Screenwriter's Workout is a complete training program for your mind - with over 75 exercises and hundreds of activities specifically designed for both new and experienced screenwriters to train the neural pathways that generate story. Have Fun While

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Screenwriting is Rewriting
  • Author : Jack Epps, Jr.
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2016-01-28

If there is one skill that separates the professional screenwriter from the amateur, it is the ability to rewrite successfully. From Jack Epps, Jr., the screenwriter of Top Gun, Dick Tracy, and The Secret of My Success, comes a comprehensive guide that explores the many layers of rewriting. In Screenwriting

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Screenwriters and Screenwriting
  • Author : C. Batty
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-07-29

Screenwriters and Screenwriting is an innovative, fresh and lively book that is useful for both screenwriting practice and academic study. It is international in scope, with case studies and analyses from the US, the UK, Australia, Japan, Ireland and Denmark. The book presents a distinctive collection of chapters from creative

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Screenwriting
  • Author : Declan McGrath,Felim MacDermott
  • Publisher : Focal Press
  • Release Date : 2003

The 13 screenwriters gathered together in this book are world-class storytellers, whose skill at delineating plot and capturing character make them internationally renowned and respected. The contributors speak directly to the reader, allowing a rare insight into the creative process of the screenwriter. The interviews are illustrated with script excerpts, hand-written

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The Screenwriter s Problem Solver
  • Author : Syd Field
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Release Date : 1998

Explains what makes stories work, looks at specific screenplays as models of correct form, tells how to use action to develop character, and includes tips on overcoming writer's block

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