Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Reference - 336 pages
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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 writing the script that will succeed.

•Why are the first ten pages of your script crucially important?

•How do you collaborate successfully with someone else?

•How do you adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a screenplay?

•How do you market your script?


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Excellent reference. - Goodreads
Great introduction to the basics of screenwriting. - Goodreads
This is a fortune of practical experience and advice. - Goodreads
... about the book: its easy to read and understand. - Flipkart
Ending relevant only for writers in US. - Goodreads
I am so grateful to him for writing it. - Goodreads

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This book is my bible! We used it as our textbook in my intro to screenwriting class and although parts of this book are subjective, it's ultimately incredibly helpful and useful. It's a good read to ... Read full review

Review: Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting

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This book is my bible! We used it as our textbook in my intro to screenwriting class and although parts of this book are subjective, it's ultimately incredibly helpful and useful. It's a good read to ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Building the Story Line
199
After Its Written
305
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Syd Field is a screenwriter, producer, teacher, international lecturer, and author of the bestselling books Screenplay, The Screenwriter's Workbook, Selling a Screenplay, and Four Screenplays. Published in 1982, Screenplay has been translated into sixteen languages, and is used in more than 250 colleges and universities across the country. At present he is creative consultant to the governments of Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Austria, and South Africa, and has been a script consultant for Roland Jaffe's film production company, for Alfonso Arau and Laura Esquivel on Like Water for Chocolate, and for Tri-Star Pictures. He lives in Beverly Hills, California.


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