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Writing Movies

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A practical guide from New York's acclaimed creative writing school

"Writing Movies is the ultimate resource. It's like twenty of the best screenwriting books skilfully rolled into one." American Screenwriters' Association. A highly practical guide written by Gotham Writers' Workshop expert instructors, with step by step tasks and script examples.
Author(s)
Gotham Writers' Workshop
Published Date
30 June 2008
ISBN
9781408101308
Format
Paperback
Price
£16.99

Overview

'Writing Movies is the ultimate resource. It's like having twenty of the best screenwriting books skilfully rolled into one. American Screenwriters Association.

'You must read this book before you write your first or next screenplay' Stuart Beattie, screenwriter Pirates of the Caribbean.


'Everything you'd want from a book on screenwriting.' Marc Madnick, President & CEO, Final Draft, Inc.

'Straight, to-the-point, void of theory and loaded with facts this book is a must read!' Dov S-S Simens, Founder, Hollywood Film Institute and WebFilmSchool.com

From America's leading creative writing school, Writing Movies is practical, accessible and entertaining.

Inside you'll find:
How to structure plot and develop character;
Insight into crucial (but seldom discussed) topics such as description, voice, tone and theme;
Analysis of five brilliant screenplays - Die Hard, Thelma and Louise, Tootsie, Sideways and The Shawshank Redemption;
A guide to the screenwriting format;
Step-by-step tasks that take you from rough idea to polished script;
Strategies for breaking into the business.