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How to Build a Great Screenplay : A Master Class in Storytelling for Film - 04 edition

How to Build a Great Screenplay : A Master Class in Storytelling for Film (ISBN10: 031235262X; ISBN13: 9780312352622)
ISBN13: 978-0312352622
ISBN10: 031235262X

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0312252113
ISBN10: 0312252110

Summary: Acclaimed USC screenwriting teacher David Howard has guided hundreds of students to careers in writing for film and television. Drawing on decades of practical experience and savvy, How to Build a Great Screenplay deconstructs the craft of screenwriting and carefully reveals how to build a good story from the ground up. Howard eschews the "system" offered by other books, emphasizing that a great screenplay requires dozens of unique decisions by the author. ...show moreHe offers in-depth considerations of:

  • characterization
  • story arc
  • plotting and subplotting
  • dealing with coincidence in story plotting
  • classical vs. revolutionary screenplay structure
  • tone, style, and atmosphere
  • the use of time on screen
  • the creation of drama and tension
  • crucial moments in storytelling
Throughout the book, Howard clarifies his lessons through examples from some of the most successful Hollywood and international script-oriented films, including Pulp Fiction, American Beauty, Trainspotting, North by Northwest, Chinatown, and others. The end result is what could very well become the classic text in the field---a bible for the burgeoning screenwriter. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: St. Martins Press, Inc.
Published: 01/24/2006
International: No



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