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Screenplay : the foundations of screenwriting

Syd Field (Author)
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
Print Book, English, 2005
Rev. ed
Delta Trade Paperbacks, New York, N.Y., 2005
320 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
9780385339032, 0385339038
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
On collaboration
After it's written
A personal note
Includes index