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Screen Plays - 08 edition

Screen Plays (ISBN10: 0061431575; ISBN13: 9780061431579)
ISBN13: 978-0061431579
ISBN10: 0061431575

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0061189197
ISBN10: 0061189197

Summary: Every green-lighted screenplay travels a long and harrowing road from idea to script to celluloid. In this fascinating survey of contemporary film craft, David Cohen of Script and Variety magazines interviews screenwriters from across the board--Oscar winners and novices alike--to explore what sets blockbuster successes apart from downright disasters. Tracing the fortunes of twenty-five films, including Troy, Erin Brockovich, Lost in Translation, and The Aviator, Cohen offers valuabl
e insider access to the back lots and boardrooms, to the studio heads and directors, and to the overcaffeinated screenwriters themselves. Full of critical clues on how to sell a script--and avoid seeing it destroyed before the director calls ''Action!''--Screen Plays is a book that both the aspiring screenwriter and curious cinephile will find irresistible.
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Summary: Every green-lighted screenplay travels a long and harrowing road from idea to script to celluloid. In this fascinating survey of contemporary film craft, David Cohen of Script and Variety magazines interviews screenwriters from across the board--Oscar winners and novices alike--to explore what sets blockbuster successes apart from downright disasters. Tracing the fortunes of twenty-five films, including Troy, Erin Brockovich, Lost in Translation, and The Aviator, Cohen offers valuable insider access to the back lots and boardrooms, to the studio heads and directors, and to the overcaffeinated screenwriters themselves. Full of critical clues on how to sell a script--and avoid seeing it destroyed before the director calls ''Action!''--Screen Plays is a book that both the aspiring screenwriter and curious cinephile will find irresistible. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 08
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Harpercollins College Division
Published: 02/10/2009
International: No



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