The Definitive Guide to Screenwriting
By (author) Syd Field
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Definitive Guide to Screenwriting by Syd Field
Book DescriptionPublished for the first time in the UK, Syd Field, acclaimed writer and director, tells you 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 practiced writers improve their scripts, as the author pinpoints stylistic and structural elements such as characterisation 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 Lord of the Rings, American Beauty and The Pianist. 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091890278
(234mm x 153mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Syd Field
Going to the Movies, Paperback (October 2001)
The screenwriter, critic, and teachers offers a personal look inside the world of filmmaking, sharing insights and examples to determine those elements common to all great films and speculating about the future of great American film.
Screenwriter's Problem Solver, Paperback (June 1998)
Syd Field, author of Screenplay, returns to assist professional and aspiring screenwriters with this workbook. Using well-known films as examples, Field shows the writer how to recognise, locate, and solve problems in a screenplay.
Four Screenplays, Paperback (August 1994)» View all books by Syd Field
In a field being transformed by technology, Syd Field shows you what works and why and how to find new ways to create a truly outstanding film using four examples: Thelma & Louise, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, The Silence of the Lambs, Dances with Wolves.
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Author Biography - Syd Field
Hollywood professionals consider Syd Field to be the pre-eminent authority in the art and craft of screenwriting in the world today. His internationally acclaimed best-selling books have established themselves as the 'bibles' of the film industry.
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