The Screenwriter's Problem Solver: How To Recognize, Identify, And Define Screenwriting Problems

February 17, 1998|
The Screenwriter's Problem Solver: How To Recognize, Identify, And Define Screenwriting Problems by Syd Field
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All writing is rewriting. But what do you change, and how do you change it? All screenplays have problems. They happened to Die Hard: With a Vengeance and Broken Arrow-and didn''t get fixed, leaving the films flawed. They nearly shelved Platoon-until Oliver Stone rewrote the first ten pages and created a classic. They happen to every screenwriter. But good writers see their problems as a springboard to creativity. Now bestselling author Syd Field, who works on over 1,000 screenplays a year, tells you step-by-step how to identify and fix common screenwriting problems, providing the professional secrets that make movies brilliant-secrets that can make your screenplay one headed for success...or even Cannes. Learn how to:

•Understand what makes great stories work
•Make your screenplay work in the first ten pages, using Thelma & Louise and Dances With Wolves as models
•Use a "dream assignment" to let your creative self break free overnight
•Make action build character, the way Quentin Tarantino does
•Recover when you hit the "wall"-and overcome writer''s block forever
Syd Field (1935–2013), the internationally renowned “guru of screenwriting,” was the author of eight bestselling books on the subject, including Screenplay, published in twenty-three languages and used in hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide and around the world. He was inducted into the Final Draft Hall o...
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Title:The Screenwriter's Problem Solver: How To Recognize, Identify, And Define Screenwriting Problems
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:384 pages, 8.3 X 5.2 X 0.8 in
Shipping dimensions:384 pages, 8.3 X 5.2 X 0.8 in
Published:February 17, 1998
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780440504917

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