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  • Paperback: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Bergman Entertainment (April 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983465002
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983465003
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,053,331 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Linda Bergman's book is a keeper, especially for writers, new to the to screen writing craft. The book is personal and inspiring, and not technically overwhelming as many how-to books are. Linda starts out with her love of movies and this excitement runs through to the end. This is a book not only for wannabe screen-writers, but also for movie fans and audiences. The reader can develop a greater appreciaion of the role of the screenwriter and the art of writing for film. I finished the book and a few days later finished by first script and was ready for Step 10.
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This book is wonderful. Very clear and user friendly. I've always wanted to write a screenplay and now I feel like I have the tools to do so. Linda Bergman gives great examples of structure, themes, plot points, character arcs etc..using popular and successful movies from the past couple of years. These crystal clear examples make the learning process much easier. I also appreciate the fact that she is a produced writer (many, many times) so she writes from experience. She has obviously walked the walk. I am already recommending this book to all the creative people I know. What a find!
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What a great book! It guides you all the way from brainstorming ideas to protecting your finished script. Packed with helpful exercises, examples from successfully produced scripts, and insider stories, this book is a really fun read. On top of that, it has straight-up practical info, such as formatting instructions and a glossary of industry terms. And the author, Linda Bergman, has the experience and credentials to back it up. A great guide for anyone who wants to write a screenplay.
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I've just started getting myself organized to write my first sit-com pilot and I am so glad I found Linda Bergman's "So You Think Your Life's A Movie". This book gives clear insight and direction on putting your story together and what to avoid. I found the book an easy read and full of really valuable info. Do yourself a favor and pick it up. You won't be dissapointed.
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So here's the thing -- it's hard enough to write a script, but to write a book about writing a script...and to do it in an inspiring, practical way that's also intensely readable is nigh onto impossible. As a screenwriter myself, I'm always picking up these "how to" books, looking for tips to better my game. This one is now at the top of my list of recommendations to aspiring writers.

Read it...and you'll want to race to the computer or typewriter or pen or chisel and stone and write that script you've been thinking about all these years. Linda Bergman has put her passion for writing down on the page in such an equally passionate way that you can't help but be excited about the possibilities. And more than that, she's given her readers the tools to do exactly what needs doing.

If you're toying with the idea of writing a screenplay...or just curious about what's involved in the process...or merely want a peek behind the scenes of the film and television business through the eyes of one of Hollywood's most successful writers...this is absolutely the book for you!
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Worth reading! Some good insider info on getting a script out. Only problem is that the formating that the author used to write the spiel doesn't jive with format that the final presentation uses, so there are stranded phrases and passages popping up randomly in the most confusing spots. Most readers will abandon the text after a few pages of this confusing format. A real puzzler.
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Movies scripted from Linda Bergman's how-to book, SO YOU THINK YOUR LIFE'S A MOVIE, are destined to be popcorn spillers. As a movie script reader, author of two how-to books, and collaborator on multiple movie scripts, I know a winning script-sold-formula when I see it. I got so excited about its straight forward, simple, step-by-step, red carpet walk-through that I immediately shared it with a script writer who needs it, a by-the-numbers teacher of film making whose students need it, and my movie making grandkids whose kitche scripts need it. Well done, Linda.
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Terrific insight into script writing. I am an actor..not a playwright...after reading this book..I feel I could start to pen a story/script. A good tool...and an insider's guide through the process. Interesting writer.
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