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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - datrappert - LibraryThing
Very well done, but even knowing what you need to do doesn't help if you can't make yourself do it! This is one of the better books on the subject I have read, however. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Daniel.Estes - LibraryThing
Unless you're already a naturally-gifted screenwriter you can't do much better than start with Syd Field's book Screenplay. And would go further and say that even if you're already talented, being ... Read full review