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Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting

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From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script..

Here are easily understood guidelines to make film-writing accessible to novices and to help practiced writers improve their scripts. Syd Field pinpoints the structural and stylistic elements essential to every good screenplay. He presents a step-by-step, comprehensive technique for writing the script that will succeed.

-Why are the first ten pages of your script crucially important?

- How do you collaborate successfully with someone else?

-How do you adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a screenplay?

-How do you market your script?

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

Syd Field is a screenwriter, producer, teacher, international lecturer, and

Synopsis:

Providing examples from well-known movies, a revised handbook explains the structural and stylistic elements as well as writing techniques basic to the creation of a successful film script and furnishes practical tips on script writing for original productions, sequels, novel adaptations, and adaptations by original authors. Original. 17,500 first printing.

Synopsis:

A generation of screenwriters has used Syd Field's bestselling books to ignite successful careers in film. Now the celebrated producer, lecturer, teacher, and bestselling

About the Author

Syd Field is the internationally acclaimed screenwriter, producer, teacher, lecturer, and author of the bestselling books Screenplay, Selling a Screenplay, The Screenwriter’s Workbook, Four Screenplays, and The Screenwriter’s Problem Solver. Published in 1982, Screenplay has been translated into seventeen languages and is used in more than 350 colleges and universities across the country. At present he is creative consultant to the governments of Mexico, Argentina, Austria, and Brazil, and has been a script consultant for Roland Jaffe’s film production company, 20th Century Fox, the Disney Studios, and Tri-Star Pictures. He lives in Beverly Hills, California.

Table of Contents

What is a screenplay? — The subject. — The creation of character. — Building a character. — Story and character. — Endings and beginnings. — Setting up the story. — Two incidents. — Plot points. — The scene. — The sequence. — Building the story line. — Screenplay form. — Writing the screenplay. — Adaptation. — On collaboration. — After it's written. — A personal note.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307423269
Subtitle:
The Foundations of Screenwriting
Publisher:
Delta Trade Paperbacks
Author:
Field, Syd
Author:
Syd Field
Subject:
Reference : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Film & Video - Screenwriting
Subject:
Motion picture authorship
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
Art-AIP Art Insitute Textbooks
Subject:
Film and Television-Screenwriting
Subject:
Reference-Writing Screenplays
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20051129
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
320

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"Synopsis" by , Syd Field is a screenwriter, producer, teacher, international lecturer, and
"Synopsis" by , Providing examples from well-known movies, a revised handbook explains the structural and stylistic elements as well as writing techniques basic to the creation of a successful film script and furnishes practical tips on script writing for original productions, sequels, novel adaptations, and adaptations by original authors. Original. 17,500 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , A generation of screenwriters has used Syd Field's bestselling books to ignite successful careers in film. Now the celebrated producer, lecturer, teacher, and bestselling
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