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The Last Word: Definitive Answers to All Your Screenwriting Questions

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Synopsis:

 A comprehensive, practical resource with over a hundred informative chapters that give the reader screenwriting techniques to raise the level of their writing and the marketability of their scripts. 

About the Author

Tom Lazarus feature credits include the original story for the George Burns/Brooke Shields motion picture Just You and Me, Kid, and the #1 film in America upon its release, Stigmata. He has had nine feature films made from his original screenplays, and has directed five feature films. Additionally, he has written over 100 hours of television programming (Jake and the Fat Man, Star Man, and Mike Hammer). Lazarus preaches the Last Word: Definitive Answers to All Your Screenwriting Questions at UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, and various speaking engagements throughout the country.

Table of Contents

 TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
Acknowledgements
‘A’ Story 
Acts of God
Action 
Adapting Novels 
A Kick in the Ass 
Antagonists 
Appropriate Language 
Army Takes the Town 
Backstory 
Being a Screenwriter 
Be Specific
Bookends 
Calling Shots 
Camera Geography
CAPITALIZING 
Character
Clichés 
Coincidences and Accidents
Computers, Phone Calls and Letters 
Common Screenwriting Misteaks 
Communicating What You Want To 
Crank It Up!
Default Positions as a Writer 
Description
Dialogue
Disclosure of Information 
Dreams 
Endings 
Establishing Scenes 
Exposition 
Every Scene Must Move The Story Forward
Flashbacks 
Format 
For God’s Sake, Hurry! 
Genre Expectations
Giving Script Notes 
How We Access Your Script 
How Long Should my Script Be?
How Long Should My Scenes Be?
Internal Processes
It’s A Process
It’s Not About Your Writing
Let Your Actors Act 
Less is More 
Log Line and Scene Lists
Main Characters
Metaphors and Similes 
Montages
Morris The Explainer 
Movie Recommendations 
My Script Feels Familiar – What Do I do?
Names
Narrative Pull 
Non-linear Storytelling
Novelistic Writing
On The Nose Writing 
Open Story versus Closed Stories 
Overhearing 
Pace 
Parentheses 
Perfectionism 
Pitching
Breaking News – The Author Pitches
Play the Joke 
Positive Reinforcement 
Questions to Ask 
Resonance 
Rewriting
Rhythms of Your Script
Rising Action 
Road Movies 
Rules 
Scene Description
Scene List 
Scenes You Don’t Write
Script Consultants 
Script Notes 
Sell it
Set Up
Shocking!
Showing Rather than Telling 
Slow Motion 
Smash Cut 
Speaking Out Loud 
Splintering Time 
Starting Your Screenplay Fast
Structure 
The Deal 
The Journey 
Theme 
The Scene – Format 
Time Clocks
Trailer Scenes
Transcending Yourself 
Transitions
Three Act Structure
Twists and Turns 
Urgency 
Voice Over
Vocabulary
Weighting Your Writing 
We See, We Hear 
We Write Movies About
What Do You Want Us To Feel?
What Hooks Them?
What Should You Be Writing About
Writer’s Block 
Writer’s Mantra
Writing a Page Turner
Wrong Words in Write Places
Postscript
Tom Lazarus – Script Consultant
Tom Lazarus Biography

Product Details

ISBN:
9781615931194
Author:
Lazarus, Tom
Publisher:
Michael Wiese Productions
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Subject:
Film and Television-Screenwriting
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
230
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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