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Screenwriter S Compass

Author : Guy Gallo
ISBN : 9781136038730
Genre : Performing Arts
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Ever watch a movie, and despite great production value, fantastic action sequences, a great cast, etc, you come away thinking-I just didn't buy it. Chances are it was because you didn't care about the characters. Screenwriter's Compass presents a new way of approaching screenwriting, examining how effective screen storytelling must be grounded in the vivid imagining and presentation of character. Screenwriter's Compass will not offer formulas to follow but instead will give you the tools needed to chart your own path to screenwriting success. It details useful ways of thinking about writing, as well as practical ideas and concepts to help you discover the unique geography of your own imagination and navigate the problems posed by the struggle to express vision, agenda, and story. You'll learn how to root your writing in motivation and voice, to create screenplays that seduce and make your reader lean forward, and, most importantly, identify with your characters.
Category: Performing Arts

The Writer S Compass

Author : Nancy Ellen Dodd
ISBN : 9781599631998
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Map out your idea and finish your story in 7 stages! This book will show writers how to develop their ideas into a finished novel by working through it in 7 stages, while learning how to mapping out their story's progress and structure so they can evaluate and improve their work. It teaches writers to visualize their story's progress with a story map that helps them see all the different components of their story, where these components are going, and, perhaps most importantly, what's missing. The book simplifies Aristotle's elements of good writing (a.k.a. that each story should have a beginning, a middle and an end) into easily applicable concepts that will help writers improve their craft. The author helps readers strengthen their work by teaching them how to focus on one aspect of their story at a time, including forming stories and developing ideas, building strong structures, creating vibrant characters, and structuring scenes and transitions. Thought-provoking questions help writers more objectively assess their story's strengths and weaknesses so they may write the story they want to tell.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


Author : Andrew Horton
ISBN : 9780813563428
Genre : Performing Arts
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Screenwriters often joke that “no one ever paid a dollar at a movie theater to watch a screenplay.” Yet the screenplay is where a movie begins, determining whether a production gets the “green light” from its financial backers and wins approval from its audience. This innovative volume gives readers a comprehensive portrait of the art and business of screenwriting, while showing how the role of the screenwriter has evolved over the years. Reaching back to the early days of Hollywood, when moonlighting novelists, playwrights, and journalists were first hired to write scenarios and photoplays, Screenwriting illuminates the profound ways that screenwriters have contributed to the films we love. This book explores the social, political, and economic implications of the changing craft of American screenwriting from the silent screen through the classical Hollywood years, the rise of independent cinema, and on to the contemporary global multi-media marketplace. From The Birth of a Nation (1915), Gone With the Wind (1939), and Gentleman’s Agreement (1947) to Chinatown (1974), American Beauty (1999), and Lost in Translation (2003), each project began as writers with pen and ink, typewriters, or computers captured the hopes and dreams, the nightmares and concerns of the periods in which they were writing. As the contributors take us behind the silver screen to chronicle the history of screenwriting, they spotlight a range of key screenplays that changed the game in Hollywood and beyond. With original essays from both distinguished film scholars and accomplished screenwriters, Screenwriting is sure to fascinate anyone with an interest in Hollywood, from movie buffs to industry professionals.
Category: Performing Arts

Screenwriting Tips You Hack

Author : Xander Bennett
ISBN : 9781136038655
Genre : Performing Arts
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Screenwriting Tip #99 Voice-over usually feels like scaffolding. You know-something you left in there when you were constructing the first draft, but really should have torn out after it served its purpose. Screenwriting Tip #120 Always remember that funny trumps everything. Your script could be written in crayon with your name spelled wrong on the cover, but if it's genuinely funny, none of that matters. Screenwriting Tip #156 The easiest way to write kick-ass protagonists is to make them incredibly good at what they do. Confused at the outline stage? Stuck in the swamp of Act Two? Don't know who your protagonist is or where she's going? You might feel like a hack. But don't worry-you're not alone. Even the most experienced writers feel like this at times. Sometimes we just need a few short pointers and reminders to set us on the path again. Xander Bennett worked as a script reader in the trenches of Hollywood, reading and covering hundreds of mediocre screenplays. After months of reading about heroic Sea World trainers, transgendered circus detectives and crime-fighting chupacabras, he couldn't take it any more. Xander started a blog called 'Screenwriting Tips, You Hack', a place designed to provide short, witty tips on screenwriting for amateur writers all the way up to journeymen scribes. This book is the evolution of that blog. Dozens of the best scripts (along with many brand-new ones) have been expanded into bite-sized chapters full of funny, insightful, highly usable advice. Let Xander's pain be your gain as you learn about the differences between film and television structure, how to force yourself to write when you really don't want to, and why you probably shouldn't base your first spec script around an alien invasion.
Category: Performing Arts

So You Want To Be A Screenwriter

Author : Sara C. Caldwell
ISBN : UOM:39015050824104
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Written from both psychological and real-life perspectives, this provocative book can help experienced as well as aspiring screenwriters as they navigate the bumpy road to career security and success. The book combines practical knowledge of the industry with insights into the emotional roadblocks that writers must overcome to succeed. Thought-provoking questions induce self-evaluation as readers are shown how to develop believable characters and story lines, conquer writer's block, consider the pros and cons of a collaborative partnership, and related concerns.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Film Bulletin

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105008345857
Genre : Motion picture industry
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Category: Motion picture industry

Screenwriting Tricks Of The Trade

Author : William Froug
ISBN : IND:30000026280515
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Unlocks the mysteries of commercially successful screen drama.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

O Brien S Collecting Toys

Author : Karen O'Brien
ISBN : 0873496523
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Now, it's its 9th edition, O'Brien's Collecting Toys has become a necessary for any toy collector. This comprehensive price guide includes everything from turn-of-the-century mechanical banks to PEX dispensers. With three grades of pricing for nearly every category, O'Brien's Collecting Toys will prove to be an indispensable tool in your pricing needs. &break;&break;Included are: &break;&break;Action figures &break;Aircraft &break;Animal-Drawn Vehicles &break;Banks &break;Battery-Operated Toys &break;BB Guns &break;Comic Characters &break;Erector Sets &break;Figural Kits &break;Guns &break;Japanese Tin &break;Premiums &break;PEZ &break;Plastic Dollhouse Furniture &break;Ships &break;Tin Dollhouses &break;Tin Wind-ups &break;Trains &break;Vehicles &break;Yo-Yos &break;And much more
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015063375011
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries