Going to the Movies
A Personal Journey Through Four Decades of Modern Film
By (author) Syd Field
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Going to the Movies by Syd Field
Book DescriptionUnforgettable Insights into the Greatest Films and Filmakers of All-Time; The best-selling author of the most indispensable guides to the art and craft of screenwriting, including Screenplay and The Screenwriter's Workbook, Field was hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as "the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world." Legendary lecturer, teacher and author Syd Field's life in film has been filled with the greatest directors, screenwriters, actors and movies of the past 50 years. In this lively, informative memoir, he shares the lessons learned from a dazzling cast of mentors - French director Jean Renoir, famed screenwriter/director Sam Peckinpah, a young Francis Ford Coppola - and from his years of experience as a Hollywood screenwriter and reader. As he tells the story of his career, Field uses classic movies from the past and present - from Citizen Kane to Pulp Fiction to The Matrix - to illustrate the transformation of a film into an unforgettable landmark in film history and popular culture. With signature grace and charm, Field points towards the future of great film.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780440508496
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Bantam Dell Publishing Group, Div of Random House, Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Syd Field
Definitive Guide to Screenwriting, Paperback (August 2003)
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. This work provides guidelines for writing a screenplay, from concept to finished product.
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
Syd Field is the internationally acclaimed screenwriter, producer, teacher, lecturer, and author of six best-selling screenwriting books. Published in 1982, Screenplay has been translated into 17 languages and is used in more than 350 colleges and universities throughout America.
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