Screenplay

In Screenplay, Syd Field can help you discover: • Why the first ten pages of every script are crucial to keeping professional readers’ interest • How to visually “grab” these influential readers from page one, word one • Why ...

Screenplay

Screenplay

Hollywood’s script guru teaches you how to write a screenplay in “the ‘bible’ of screenwriting” (The New York Times)—now celebrating forty years of screenwriting success! Syd Field’s books on the essential structure of emotionally satisfying screenplays have ignited lucrative careers in film and television since 1979. In this revised edition of his premiere guide, the underpinnings of successful onscreen narratives are revealed in clear and encouraging language that will remain wise and practical as long as audiences watch stories unfold visually—from hand-held devices to IMAX to virtual reality . . . and whatever comes next. As the first person to articulate common structural elements unique to successful movies, celebrated producer, lecturer, teacher and bestselling author Syd Field has gifted us a classic text. From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script, here are fundamental guidelines to help all screenwriters—novices and Oscar-winners—hone their craft and sell their work. In Screenplay, Syd Field can help you discover: • Why the first ten pages of every script are crucial to keeping professional readers’ interest • How to visually “grab” these influential readers from page one, word one • Why structure and character are the basic components of all narrative screenplays • How to adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a saleable script • Tips on protecting your work—three ways to establish legal ownership of screenplays • Vital insights on writing authentic dialogue, crafting memorable characters, building strong yet flexible storylines (form, not formula), overcoming writer's block, and much more Syd Field is revered as the original master of screenplay story structure, and this guide continues to be the industry’s gold standard for learning the foundations of screenwriting.

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Screenplay
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Syd Field
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-12-18 - Publisher: Delta

Hollywood’s script guru teaches you how to write a screenplay in “the ‘bible’ of screenwriting” (The New York Times)—now celebrating forty years of screenwriting success! Syd Field’s books on the essential structure of emotionally satisfying screenplays have ignited lucrative careers in film and television since 1979. In this revised edition
A Philosophy of the Screenplay
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Ted Nannicelli
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Routledge

Recently, scholars in a variety of disciplines—including philosophy, film and media studies, and literary studies—have become interested in the aesthetics, definition, and ontology of the screenplay. To this end, this volume addresses the fundamental philosophical questions about the nature of the screenplay: What is a screenplay? Is the screenplay art—more
Alien: the Original Screenplay
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Cris Seixas
Categories: Extraterrestrial beings
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-15 - Publisher: Dark Horse Books

In 1976, Twentieth Century Fox bought a screenplay by Dan O'Bannon entitled Star Beast. Three years later with Ridley Scott at the helm, Alien was unleashed on unsuspecting filmgoers. En route to back to Earth, the crew of the starship Snark intercepts an alien transmission. Their investigation leads them to
Screenplay
Language: en
Pages: 229
Authors: Geoff King, Tanya Krzywinska
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Wallflower Press

Hollywood film franchises are routinely translated into games and some game-titles make the move onto the big screen. This collection investigates the interface between cinema and games console or PC.
Writing the Character-Centered Screenplay, Updated and Expanded edition
Language: en
Pages: 249
Authors: Andrew Horton
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-02-23 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

"We need good screenwriters who understand character." Everywhere Andrew Horton traveled in researching this book—from Hollywood to Hungary—he heard the same refrain. Yet most of the standard how-to books on screenwriting follow the film industry's earlier lead in focusing almost exclusively on plot and formulaic structures. With this book, Horton,

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