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Screenplay : the foundations of screenwriting

Author: Syd Field
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Delta Trade Paperbacks, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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A generation of screenwriters has used Syd Field's bestselling books to ignite successful careers in film. Now the celebrated producer/lecturer/teacher has updated his classic guide for a new generation of filmmakers, offering a fresh insider's perspective on the film industry today. From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script, here are easily understood guidelines to help aspiring  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Syd Field
ISBN: 0385339038 9780385339032
OCLC Number: 60550814
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: What is a screenplay? --
The subject --
The creation of character --
Building a character --
Story and character --
Endings and beginnings --
Setting up the story --
Two incidents --
Plot points --
The scene --
The sequence --
Building the story line --
Screenplay form --
Writing the screenplay --
Adaptation --
On collaboration --
After it's written --
A personal note.
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A generation of screenwriters has used Syd Field's bestselling books to ignite successful careers in film. Now the celebrated producer/lecturer/teacher has updated his classic guide for a new generation of filmmakers, offering a fresh insider's perspective on the film industry today. From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script, here are easily understood guidelines to help aspiring screenwriters--from novices to practiced writers--hone their craft. Filled with updated material--including all-new anecdotes and insights, guidelines on marketing and collaboration, plus analyses of recent films--Screenplay presents a step-by-step, comprehensive technique for writing the screenplay that will succeed in Hollywood.--From publisher description.

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