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Save the Cat!® Strikes Back: More Trouble for Screenwriters to Get into ... and Out of Paperback – November 23, 2009
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"Save the Cat!® Strikes Back is Blake's best yet. It expands on his principles of storytelling in a breezy, colloquial style and gives us a deeper personal insight to the relentlessly positive mindset that powered his great success and his generous spirit. Blake's life was far, far too short, but his work and his inspiring legacy will remain timeless." --Rick Drew, movieScope Magazine
"Written in his signature witty, conversational style, Blake Snyder has given us another gem. As relevant to the novelist as it is to the screenwriter, this is a book no writer should be without. I've read all of Blake's books, and never begin a story without his insanely useful Beat Sheet by my side, but this time, Snyder goes one step further, sharing his own personal transformation from struggling writer to one who's seen great success. From the most generous and genuine writer/teacher of our time, this book will inspire the reader to scale all of those seemingly insurmountable brick walls and keep going to choose getting better over getting bitter. This book is a must read!" --Alyson Noel, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Evermore, Blue Moon, Shadowland,Dark Flame
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I am deeply saddened that Blake Snyder is no longer with us, but these titles (and his screenplays) are an incredible legacy.
Where it falls short: It teaches formula. To some degree formula is what Hollywood is looking for--so great. But it's a little sad to see these same tired ideas trotted out in yet another book for another generation of writers to punch out the next sequels, prequels and remakes of every film ever made 20 times already.
BUT That's what Hollywood does. And that's what this book teaches. It's as good as most others at teaching that. Overall, I think Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting teaches a better screenwriting concept--not the formula, but the art. As well, The Art of Dramatic Writing touches on how the classics do it. But this book speaks directly to getting the thought on the page as a script. In that sense, it's good and worth a read.
This is an especially good read for seekers of writing wisdom who need their information in simple, yet powerful terminology.
My highest recommendation goes to the three Save the Cat books. I only wish I could have known Mr. Snyder.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great follow up to Save the Cat!
It's the way Blake writes that makes his books so easy to read and full of encouragement. Read more
Incredible advice from the great Blake Snyder. I'm writing a novel but this directly applies and is helping greatly. Read morePublished 4 months ago by ubergolfer
Blake at his best his curtain call I was shocked to read he had died now more than six years ago, but with this exceptional audio he lives on and on in the art and Blake give Paddy... Read morePublished 6 months ago by John Strawberryfieldsforever
This is the third book in the series and it expands upon what was in the first.Published 7 months ago by Peter Leighton
A great aid that helps the delicate and "bullheaded" brain of the screenwriter find aid in our "dark nights of the soul"Published 7 months ago by blaine wells
As an aspiring screenwriter this book takes me on a journey from the normal, stiff "how to" books.Published 8 months ago by Gene E Fountain