- Paperback: 196 pages
- Publisher: Lone Eagle Publishing Company (January 25, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0943728797
- ISBN-13: 978-0943728797
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,400,661 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Writing Great Characters : The Psychology of Character Development in Screenplays Paperback – January 25, 1996
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While I like this book for its contribution to a little written about subject I finished it feeling a bit shortchanged.
What's so good about Halperin's book? For one thing, he doesn't talk down to you as a screenwriter. In fact, he presumes that you know what you are doing. Imagine that! So he's not going to hold your hand through the elementary parts of introductory screenwriting. Try Syd Field for that. Instead, Halperin shows the already competent writer how to improve his or her script's ultimate impact by significantly improving characterization.
Although I may agree that script consultant Linda Seger's books are excellent and beneficial, it should be pointed out that she has never written a single screenplay in her life.! Dr. Halperin is a =working= writer in the film industry, and his book is a winner. Enough said.