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Screen Plays

Screen Plays - 08 edition

Screen Plays - 08 edition

ISBN13: 9780061431579

ISBN10: 0061431575

Screen Plays by David S. Cohen - ISBN 9780061431579
Edition: 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Harpercollins College Division
Published: 2008
International: No
Screen Plays by David S. Cohen - ISBN 9780061431579

ISBN13: 9780061431579

ISBN10: 0061431575

Edition: 08

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.

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