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Definitive Guide to Screenwriting, The - Field, Syd

Definitive Guide to Screenwriting, The

Paperback Published: 7th August 2003
ISBN: 9780091890278
Number Of Pages: 400

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Published for the first time in the UK, Syd Field, acclaimed writer and director, tellsyou step-by-step how to identify and fix common screenwriting problems, providing the professional secrets that make films brilliant -secrets that can make your screenplay a success. He provides easily understood guidelines for writing a screenplay, from concept to finished product. The art of film-writing is made accessible to novices and helps practised writers improve their scripts, as the author pinpoints stylistic and structural elements such as characterization and plot. Tips and techniques on what to do after your screenplay has been completed and much more are all here. There are also practical examples from films which Syd Field has collaborated on, such as 'The Killing Fields', 'Basic Instinct', and 'Scream'. Written for all levels of screenwriters, this is an indispensable reference book for anyone who wants to make money as a great screenwriter.

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"The most sought after screenwriting teacher in the world" * Hollywood Reporter *
"Impressive...His easy-to-follow, step-by-step approaches are comforting and his emphasis on right attitude and motivation is uplifting" * LA Times Book Review *
"Full of common sense, an uncommon commodity." * Esquire *
"Syd writes both with passion and an astute understanding." -- Hanz Zimmer, film composer, Thelma & Louise

ISBN: 9780091890278
ISBN-10: 0091890276
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 7th August 2003
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1

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