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The Dialogue: Learning From The Masters - David Seltzer

At a Glance

  • DVD series that goes behind the scenes of the screenwriting craft
  • Features in-depth interviews with screenwriters on work habits, methods and inspirations, secrets of the trade, business advice, and more
  • The writers' insights are indispensable tools for how to make your screenplays better and crack the Hollywood code

"So much of dialogue shouldn't be spoken. It's one of the mistakes that new writers make. They think anything they think of should be spoken."

David Seltzer knows Hollywood. He knows the business, the tricks of the trade and all the hidden truths. He's got the stories from working with Jacques Cousteau, penning the horror classic The Omen and adapting Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. In addition to writing Dragonfly and My Giant, Seltzer also wrote and directed the coming-of-age story Lucas and Punchline. He can tell you why writing is like love-making and why there is no such thing as fiction. His advice about directing? Wear comfortable shoes. In this interview, you'll learn that and more, including what recent screenplay is the most elegant he has ever heard spoken on-screen and why you don't win arguments with movie stars.

Product Details

  • Manufacturer The Dialogue
  • Date available: 01/01/2010
  • Publication date: 05/31/2007
  • Return policy: This item is not eligible for return.

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Meet the Author: David Seltzer

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