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Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters: Storytelling Secrets from the Greatest Mind in Western Civilization

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An insightful how-to guide for writing screenplays that uses Aristotle's great work as a guide.

Long considered the bible for storytellers, Aristotle's Poetics is a fixture of college courses on everything from fiction writing to dramatic theory. Now Michael Tierno shows how this great work can be an invaluable resource to screenwriters or anyone interested in studying plot structure. In carefully organized chapters, Tierno breaks down the fundamentals of screenwriting, highlighting particular aspects of Aristotle's work. Then, using examples from some of the best movies ever made, he demonstrates how to apply these ancient insights to modern-day screenwriting. This user-friendly guide covers a multitude of topics, from plotting and subplotting to dialogue and dramatic unity. Writing in a highly readable, informal tone, Tierno makes Aristotle's monumental work accessible to beginners and pros alike in areas such as screenwriting, film theory, fiction, and playwriting.

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Builds on the philosophies of the original writer's guide to consider the fundamentals of screenwriting while highlighting particular aspects of Aristotle's work, covering such topics as plot development, dialogue, and dramatic unity. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

In carefully organized chapters, Tierno breaks down the fundamentals of screenwriting, highlighting particular aspects of Aristotle's work. Then, using examples from some of the best movies ever made, he demonstrates how to apply these ancient insights to modern-day screenwriting.

About the Author

Michael Tierno is an award-winning writer/director of feature films, including the independent film Auditions. He is a story analyst for Miramax Films and teaches screenwriting seminars nationwide. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786887408
Subtitle:
Storytelling Secrets from the Greatest Mind in Western Civilization
Author:
Tierno, Michael
Publisher:
Hyperion
Location:
New York
Subject:
Aristotle
Subject:
Film - Screenwriting
Subject:
Motion picture authorship
Subject:
Motion picture plays
Subject:
Film & Video - Screenwriting
Subject:
Handwriting
Subject:
Film and Television-Screenwriting
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series Volume:
1779
Publication Date:
20020821
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1875 in 5.76 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Builds on the philosophies of the original writer's guide to consider the fundamentals of screenwriting while highlighting particular aspects of Aristotle's work, covering such topics as plot development, dialogue, and dramatic unity. Original. 30,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , In carefully organized chapters, Tierno breaks down the fundamentals of screenwriting, highlighting particular aspects of Aristotle's work. Then, using examples from some of the best movies ever made, he demonstrates how to apply these ancient insights to modern-day screenwriting.
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