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Description - Going to the Movies by Syd Field

Unforgettable 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 Details

ISBN: 9780440508496
ISBN-10: 0440508495
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Pages: 312
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

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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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Screenwriter's Workbook by Syd Field
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Definitive Guide To Screenwriting by Syd Field
Paperback, August 2003
Screenwriter's Problem Solver by Syd Field
Paperback, February 1998
Four Screenplays by Syd Field
Paperback, August 1994