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Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting Revised Edition

At a Glance

  • The classic guide to the craft of screenwriting
  • Offers techniques on screenplay structure; format; collaborations; adaptations; what to do after your screenplay is written and more
  • One of the first books to make film writing accessible to those outside the Hollywood system

A real gem on the craft of screenwriting, this fourth edition of Syd Field's preeminent book provides easily understood guidelines for writing a screenplay, from concept to finished product. Field makes the art of film writing accessible to novices and helps practiced writers improve their scripts, as he pinpoints stylistic and structural elements such as characterization and plot (and why the first ten pages are crucial).

This masterful book provides tips and techniques on screenplay format; collaborations; adaptations; what to do after your screenplay is written and more. The highly-regarded scripts of Chinatown and Silver Streak are used to illustrate concepts.

"Syd Field is the preeminent analyzer in the study of American screenplays." -- James L. Brooks, Academy Award-winning writer, director, producer.

Product Details

  • Date available: 11/01/2005
  • Publication date: 11/29/2005
  • Return policy: 10 days

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Meet the Author: Syd Field

Acclaimed as "the guru of all screenwriters" (CNN), Syd Field is regarded by many Hollywood professionals to be the leading authority in the art and craft of screenwriting in the world today. The Hollywood Reporter calls him "the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world."

His internationally acclaimed best-selling books Screenplay, The Screenwriter's Workbook, and The Screenwriter's Problem Solver have established themselves as the "bibles" of the film industry. They are used in more than 395 colleges and universities and have been translated into 19 languages.

Field chaired the Academic Liaison Committee at T...

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