Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting
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?
From the Trade Paperback edition.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
action sequence adapt American Beauty beginning Bourne Supremacy camera cards character's Chinatown Cold Mountain collaboration conﬂict context create creative Curly deﬁne deﬁnite dialogue draft dramatic action dramatic need dramatic premise emotional end of Act feel ﬁgure ﬁlm ﬁlmmakers ﬁnal ﬁnally ﬁnd ﬁnished ﬁrst ﬁrst ten pages ﬁve Gary Ross Gittes going happens his/her Hollywood idea inciting incident key incident kill kind look Louise main character material Mount Doom moves the story movie Mulwray Noah Cross novel ofﬁce opening person play Plot Point point of view Pulp Fiction race relationship reveals Rings Robert Towne Ryan Sarah says scene or sequence screen screenplay screenplay form screenwriting script Seabiscuit Shawshank Redemption shot someone speciﬁc story line structure Stuart Beattie tell Thelma there’s tion Vincent visual want to write what’s Wild Bunch words writing a screenplay you’re