- Paperback: 268 pages
- Publisher: Scriptmonk Industries; 1 edition (January 18, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0988848708
- ISBN-13: 978-0988848702
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,417,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Screenwriting Down to the Atoms: Digging Deeper into the Craft of Cinematic Storytelling Paperback – January 18, 2013
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As I said in the other review, the beginning student should start with a more rudimentary text such as Save The Cat or Michael Hauge's Writing Screenplays That Sell and then immerse themselves in this book well, uh, down to the atoms maybe. Such a pathway will afford the foundations of a truly comprehensive grasp of subject. Then read about a thousand scripts and type one's fingers to the bone everyday including weekends and holidays, and write and rewrite and revise dozens of original scripts and immediate success will doubtlessly ensue seemingly without a noticeable expense of effort.
That being said, the author makes some very categorically statements, like "The inciting incident must always come before page 16 in a script, or the audience will start looking for the exits." This makes sense given the fact that many of the examples in the book are from blockbusters or high consept movies.