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Writing in pictures : screenwriting made (mostly) painless

Author: Joseph McBride
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Writing in Pictures is a refreshingly practical and entertaining guide to screenwriting that provides what is lacking in most such books: a clear, step-by-step demonstration of how to write a screenplay. Seasoned screenwriter and writing teacher Joseph McBride breaks down the process into a series of easy, approachable tasks, focusing on literary adaptation as the best way to learn the basics and avoiding the usual  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph McBride
ISBN: 9780307742926 030774292X
OCLC Number: 726819901
Description: x, 365 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Who Needs Another Book on Screenwriting? --
So Why Write Screenplays? --
What Is Screenwriting? --
Stories: What They Are and How to Find Them --
Ten Tips for the Road Ahead --
Breaking the Back of the Book; or, The Art of Adaptation --
Step 1: The Story Outline --
Research and Development --
Step 2: The Adaptation Outline --
The Elements of Screenwriting --
Step 3: The Character Biography --
Exploring Your Story and How to Tell It --
Step 4: The Treatment --
Who Needs Formatting? --
Actors Are Your Medium --
Dialogue as Action --
Step 5: The Step Outline --
The Final Script --
Breaking into Professional Filmmaking.
Responsibility: Joseph McBride.

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"Writing in Pictures is a refreshingly practical and entertaining guide to screenwriting that provides what is lacking in most such books: a clear, step-by-step demonstration of how to write a screenplay. Seasoned screenwriter and writing teacher Joseph McBride breaks down the process into a series of easy, approachable tasks, focusing on literary adaptation as the best way to learn the basics and avoiding the usual formulaic approach. With its wealth of useful tips, along with colorful insights from master screenwriters past and present, this book is invaluable for anyone who wants to learn the craft of screen storytelling."--Back cover.

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