- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Delta; Revised edition (November 29, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780385339032
- ISBN-13: 978-0385339032
- ASIN: 0385339038
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 367 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,489 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Screenplay is one of the bibles of the film trade and has launched many a would-be screenwriter on the road to Hollywood.” —Library Journal
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From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script.
Here are easily understood guidelines to make film-writing accessible to novices and to help practiced writers improve their scripts. Syd Field pinpoints the structural and stylistic elements essential to every good screenplay. He presents a step-by-step, comprehensive technique for writing the script that will succeed.
- Why are the first ten pages of your script crucially important?
- How do you collaborate successfully with someone else?
- How do you adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a screenplay?
- How do you market your script?
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One of the best parts of the book is it illustrates the concepts through numerous examples of films that employ these concepts. This not only helped with my understanding, but turned me on to some great films I had not yet seen. Since reading this book, I've watched Chinatown and American Beauty. The knowledge I gained from Screenplay heightened my enjoyment of watching these films because I now have a better appreciation for the craftsmanship that went into the creation.
You don't have to be interested in screenplays to find it worthwhile, either. Anyone involved in any kind of storytelling should find something of value here.
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