Get Your Hero Up a Tree: How to Write a Movie (That Doesn't Stink) by Mark AchtenbergGet Your Hero Up a Tree: How to Write a Movie (That Doesn't Stink) by Mark Achtenberg

Get Your Hero Up a Tree: How to Write a Movie (That Doesn't Stink)

byMark Achtenberg

Paperback | January 1, 2018

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Created for the college classroom, and intended for aspiring screenwriters, Mark Achtenberg’s Get Your Hero Up a Tree: How to Write a Movie (That Doesn’t Stink) is a surprisingly refreshing and entertaining how-to book that tackles the medium of film. A long-time educator and respected expert in the field, Achtenberg approaches his topic from a position of deep understanding, producing a guide that at times reads like a philosophical treatise but for the healthy dose of wit and humor throughout. Indispensable for serious students of film and screen writing, this book will also prove a pleasingly insightful read for movie aficionados and enthusiasts alike. 

Mark Achtenberg has spent his life confusing producers and potential employers. His resume includes working at a Psychiatric Institution, Public and College Libraries, The Canadian Air Force as well as a Journalist and Editor. He also grifted for the Coles book store in Toronto and has taught writing, editing and visual effects at Humb...
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Title:Get Your Hero Up a Tree: How to Write a Movie (That Doesn't Stink)Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.3 inPublished:January 1, 2018Publisher:RunAmok BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1641365277

ISBN - 13:9781641365277

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"Mark Achtenberg’s book is a common sense, accessible approach to screenwriting, aimed at students and “young” writers. Written by a writer and teacher who is also an excellent picture editor, the book is filled with practical insights and approaches, based on examples of real films that students will know. It gives the writer a number of choices and the reasons behind them to consider in her or his own original work and does so in a way that encourages the writer to stay true to the passion of the idea and discourages a formulaic ‘one way’ approach."– Lawrence Mirkin, producer on Fraggle Rock and  the Jim Henson Hour How to write with moving pictures has often been shrouded in a fog of conflicting advice. Get Your Hero Up A Tree looks clearly through to the heart of what is necessary. Follow Mark’s advice and never get lost. It makes a fuck of a lot more sense than anything Robert McKee ever blabbered on about.– Robert Mills, writer, director, founder of Radical Sheep Productions From diverse sources, Mark connects the dots from literature to film language and wraps it all in an entertaining way. This book is an accessible resource showing his talent for contemporizing and synthesizing writing techniques for the writer, screenwriter, and filmmaker in us all.-James Caswell  - Professor, Story and Storyboarding at the Sheridan College Animation program