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Writing About Movies

Author : Karen Gocsik
ISBN : 0393265234
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The most succinct, practical, and affordable introduction to thinking and writing about film.

Writing Movies

Author : Gotham Writers Workshop
ISBN : 1596919833
Genre : Reference
File Size : 58. 43 MB
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To break into the screenwriting game, you need a screenplay that is not just good, but great. Superlative. Stellar. In Writing Movies you'll find everything you need to know to reach this level. And, like the very best teachers, Writing Movies is always practical, accessible, and entertaining. The book provides a comprehensive look at screenwriting, covering all the fundamentals (plot, character, scenes, dialogue, etc.) and such crucial-but seldom discussed-topics as description, voice, tone, and theme. These concepts are illustrated through analysis of five brilliant screenplays-Die Hard, Thelma & Louise, Tootsie, Sideways, and The Shawshank Redemption. Also included are writing assignments and step-by-step tasks that take writers from rough idea to polished screenplay. Written by Gotham Writers' Workshop expert instructors, Writing Movies offers the same winning style and clarity of presentation that have made a success of Gotham's previous book Writing Fiction, which is now in its 7th printing. Named the "best class for screenwriters" in New York City by MovieMaker Magazine, Gotham Writers' Workshop is America's leading private creative writing school, offering classes in Manhattan and on the Web at www.WritingClasses.com. The school's interactive online classes, selected as "Best of the Web" by Forbes, have attracted thousands of aspiring writers from across the United States and more than sixty countries.

The Reel Deal

Author : Betty Jo Tucker
ISBN : 9780979608018
Genre : Education
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Writing Movies For Fun And Profit

Author : Thomas Lennon
ISBN : 9781439186763
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 46. 78 MB
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The writers of Reno 911! and several other feature films trace their haphazard experiences in the movie industry, revealing the process through which they worked on script development with executives and stars, pacified exploitative decision makers and fought to be paid for their work.

Looking At Movies

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ISBN : LCCN:2006046643
Genre : Cinematography
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Reel Writing

Author : Karla Hardaway
ISBN : PSU:000051659691
Genre : Education
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In this highly praised and innovative approach, literature concepts are taught through the medium of film. Students are taught to "read" movies using the same skills needed for reading literature. (Education/Teaching)

Crafty Screenwriting

Author : Alex Epstein
ISBN : 9781466824720
Genre : Reference
File Size : 25. 59 MB
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The most innovative and creative screenwriting book yet, from an author who knows first-hand what it takes to get a movie made. Based on an award-winning website hailed as "smart enough for professional screenwriters and accessible enough for aspiring screenwriters", Crafty Screenwriting is the first book not only to offer a successful screenwriter's tricks of the trade, but to explain what development executives really mean when they complain that the "dialogue is flat," or "the hero isn't likeable." Fresh, provocative, and funny, Alex Epstein diagnoses problem that other screenwriting books barely address, and answers questions they rarely ask, like "Why is it sometimes dangerous to know your characters too well before you start writing," or "Why does your script have to be so much better than the awful pictures that get made every day?" As a development executive who has accepted and rejected countless screenplays, and a produced screenwriter himself, Epstein can take you into the heart of the most important question of all: "Is this a movie?" A crucial book for anyone who has ever wondered what it takes to get their movie made.

Writing Producing And Directing Movies

Author : Geoffrey M. Horn
ISBN : 9780836868418
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes how a movie is made, from how the screenplay is written, through casting and filming, and finally to post-production efforts such as editing.

Vulgar Modernism

Author : J. Hoberman
ISBN : 0877228663
Genre : Performing Arts
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For the past dozen years, J. Hoberman has been publishing witty, impassioned, vivid film criticism in the pages of New York's alternative weekly, The Village Voice. His first collection includes a variety of these (mostly) movie reviews, as well as a number of longer essays and film-festival reports, all written during the 1980s. For Hoberman, film criticism is a form of social commentary, and his articles reflect a decade when an actor was president, the Vietnam War was refought on the nation's movie screens, and soundbites determined elections. The variety of Hoberman's interests and the intellectual depth of his critiques are remarkable. Writing from the perspective of Lower Manhattan, he places movies in the context of the other visual arts--painting, photography, comics, video, and TV--as well as that of postmodem theorists such as Leslie Fiedler and Jean Baudrillard. Demonstrating the widest range of any American film critic writing today, Hoberman is equally at home discussing the work of Steven Spielberg and Andrei Tarkovsky, films by cutting-edge artists Raul Ruiz and Yvonne Rainer, and historical figures as disparate as Charles Chaplin and Andy Warhol. Vulgar Modernism offers an entertaining, trenchant, informed, and informative view of the past decade's popular culture.

Writing Movies

Author : Rob Watson
ISBN : 0732944864
Genre : Motion picture authorship
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