Save the Cat

Save the Cat
Author: Blake Snyder
Pages: 195
ISBN: 1932907009
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Release: 2005
Editor: Michael Wiese Productions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!

Save the Cat

Save the Cat
Author: Blake Snyder
Pages: 216
ISBN: 1615931716
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Release: 2013-07-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!

Save the Cat r Writes for TV

Save the Cat  r  Writes for TV
Author: Jamie Nash
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0984157697
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Release: 2021-03-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Blake Snyder's Save the Cat!®, the world's top-selling story method for filmmakers and novelists, introduces The Last Book on Creating Binge-Worthy Content You'll Ever Need. ​Screenwriter Jamie Nash takes up Snyder's torch to lay out a step-by-step approach using Blake's principles so that both new and experienced writers can learn how to: -Use all the nuances, tricks, and techniques of pilot-writing (The Opening Pitch, The Guided Tour, The Whiff of Change) with examples from today's hottest series -Discover the Super-Secret Keep It On The Downlow TV Pitch Template that combines all the critical points of your amazing TV series into one easy-to-read-over-lunch high-level document -Define the 9 TV Franchise Types -Crack your story using the Save the Cat! beat sheet -Devise high-level series concepts with multi-season potential -Map out and organize TV pilots and multi-season shows -Break down the best and most diverse TV series using examples from Atlanta, Barry, Ozark, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, What We Do in the Shadows, Black-ish, The Mandalorian, Law and Order: SVU and more -Create layered characters who are driven by complex internal struggles It's time for Save the Cat! Writes for TV to help you create your binge-worthy TV series!

Save the Cat Writes a Novel

Save the Cat  Writes a Novel
Author: Jessica Brody
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780399579752
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Release: 2018-10-09
Editor: Ten Speed Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success. Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing. Revealing the 15 "beats" (plot points) that comprise a successful story--from the opening image to the finale--this book lays out the Ten Story Genres (Monster in the House; Whydunit; Dude with a Problem) alongside quirky, original insights (Save the Cat; Shard of Glass) to help novelists craft a plot that will captivate--and a novel that will sell.

Save the Cat Writes a Novel

Save the Cat  Writes a Novel
Author: Jessica Brody
Pages: 313
ISBN: 9780399579745
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Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing. Revealing the 15 "beats" (plot points) that comprise a successful story--from the opening image to the finale--this book lays out the Ten Story Genres (Monster in the House; Whydunit; Dude with a Problem) alongside quirky, original insights (Save the Cat; Shard of Glass) to help novelists craft a plot that will captivate--and a novel that will sell.

Save the Cat Goes to the Movies

Save the Cat Goes to the Movies
Author: Blake Snyder
Pages: 312
ISBN: 1615931724
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Release: 2013-07-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides advice for budding screenwriters on how to handle the challenges of writing a Hollywood script and includes insider information on the most popular genres in Hollywood as well as references to 500 movie "cousins" to help guide the script writing process.

Save the Cat Goes to the Indies

Save the Cat  Goes to the Indies
Author: Salva Rubio
Pages: 328
ISBN: 0984157662
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Release: 2017-04-04
Editor: Save the Cat!(r) Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his best-selling book, Save the Cat!(r) Goes to the Movies, Blake Snyder provided 50 beat sheets to 50 films, mostly studio-made. Now his student, Salva Rubio, applies Blake s principles to 50 celebrated non-studio films (again with 5 beat sheets for each of Blake s 10 genres). From international sensations like The Blair Witch Project topromising debuts like Pi, from small films that acquired cult status like Texas Chain Saw Massacre to Euro-blockbusters like The Full Monty, from unexpected gems like Before Sunrise to textbook classics such as The 400 Blows, from Dogville to Drive and Boogie Nights to Cinema Paradiso, here are 50 movies that fit both the independent label and Blake Snyder s 15 beats. You ll find beat sheets for works from Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, David Lynch, Roman Polanski, Danny Boyle, David Mamet, Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Sofia Coppola, Stephen Frears, David Hare, Stanley Kubrick, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, and the Coen Brothers, among other renowned writers and directors. You ll see how hitting the beats creates a story that resonates for audiences the world over. Why is this important? Because it gives both writers and moviegoers a language to analyze film and understand how filmmakers can effectively reach audiences. And especially if you are a writer, this book reveals how screenwriters who came before you tackled the same challenges you are facing with the film you want to write or the one you are currently working on."

Save the Cat Strikes Back

Save the Cat  Strikes Back
Author: Blake Snyder
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0985581018
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Release: 2019-04-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Writing Movies for Fun and Profit

Writing Movies for Fun and Profit
Author: Thomas Lennon,Robert Ben Garant
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781439186763
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Release: 2012-07-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Screenwriting 101

Screenwriting 101
Author: Angus Fletcher
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1629974846
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Release: 2017-10-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How to Write a Movie in 21 Days

How to Write a Movie in 21 Days
Author: Viki King
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780062405401
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Release: 2015-03-03
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this classic bestselling screenwriting guide—now revised and updated—author and film consultant Viki King helps screenwriters go from blank page to completed manuscript through a series of clever and simple questions, ingenious writing exercises, and easy, effective new skills. Viki King's Inner Movie Method is a specific step-by-step process designed to get the story in your heart onto the page. This method doesn’t just show how to craft a classic three-act story but also delves into how to clarify the idea you don't quite have yet, how to tell if your idea is really a movie, and how to stop getting ready and start. Once you know what to write, the Inner Movie Method will show you how to write it. This ultimate scriptwriting survival guide also addresses common issues such as: how to pay the rent while paying your dues, what to say to your spouse when you can't come to bed, and how to keep going when you think you can't. How to Write a Movie in 21 Days, first published in 1987, has been translated in many languages around the world and has become an industry-standard guide for filmmakers both in Hollywood and internationally. For accomplished screenwriters honing their craft, as well as those who have never before brought their ideas to paper, How to Write a Movie in 21 Days is an indispensable guide. And Viki King's upbeat, friendly style is like having a first-rate writing partner every step of the way.

Screenplay

Screenplay
Author: Syd Field
Pages: 262
ISBN: 156731239X
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Release: 1998-03-01
Editor: M J F Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Providing examples from well-known movies, Field explains the structural and stylistic elements as well as writing techniques basic to the creation of a successful film script.

The Last Book in the Universe

The Last Book in the Universe
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780545303873
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Release: 2013-03-01
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This fast-paced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed. Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best. It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet. In a world where most people are plugged into brain-drain entertainment systems, Spaz is the rare human being who can see life as it really is. When he meets an old man called Ryter, he begins to learn about Earth and its past. With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister -- and in the process, perhaps the world.

The Idea

The Idea
Author: Erik Bork
Pages: 137
ISBN: 9781732753006
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Release: 2018-09-03
Editor: Overfall Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Idea is a manual for conquering the most important part of the screenwriting or fiction writing process — the first part. Most writers rush too quickly through choosing a story idea, so they can dive into writing it. And it’s the biggest reason most projects don’t move forward in the marketplace: producers and editors are underwhelmed by the central concept. Multiple Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning screenwriter/producer Erik Bork (HBO’s Band of Brothers) explains the seven key ingredients in stories that have a chance of selling and reaching a wide audience – in any genre or medium.

Screenwriters Masterclass

Screenwriters  Masterclass
Author: Kevin Conroy Scott
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780571261581
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Release: 2011-05-05
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The secret of writing a successful screenplay is sought after by ever-growing numbers of scribes and enthusiasts. Screenwriters' Masterclass offers state-of-the-art advice in that line, through interviews with nineteen of the leading scriptwriters of our day whose insights are invaluable to any aspirant. Each interview guides the reader entertainingly through the creation process of the film; how the writer handled the painstaking process of creating a three-dimensional world out of their imagination; what worked - and what didn't - in the finished film; and, most importantly, why that was so. In the process, each interview is a valuable case history, offering film buffs an uncommon glimpse behind the scenes of cinema: from Oscar-winner Ted Tally, recounting life on-set with Jodie Foster and Hannibal the Cannibal on The Silence of the Lambs, to Robert Wade and Neil Purvis coming up with new ways for James Bond to Die Another Day. Represented alongside the Hollywood pros are the leading screenwriters from the US independent and European scenes, including some of the most inspiring new talents in film: from Carlos Cuarn (Y Tu Mam Tambin) and Chris Weitz (About a Boy) to Wes Anderson (Rushmore) and Alex Garland (28 Days Later).

The Nutshell Technique

The Nutshell Technique
Author: Jill Chamberlain
Pages: 219
ISBN: 9781477303733
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Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Veteran script consultant Jill Chamberlain discovered in her work that an astounding 99 percent of first-time screenwriters don’t know how to tell a story. These writers may know how to format a script, write snappy dialogue, and set a scene. They may have interesting characters and perhaps some clever plot devices. But, invariably, while they may have the kernel of a good idea for a screenplay, they fail to tell a story. What the 99 percent do instead is present a situation. In order to explain the difference, Chamberlain created the Nutshell Technique, a method whereby writers identify eight dynamic, interconnected elements that are required to successfully tell a story. Now, for the first time, Chamberlain presents her unique method in book form with The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting. Using easy-to-follow diagrams (“nutshells”), she thoroughly explains how the Nutshell Technique can make or break a film script. Chamberlain takes readers step-by-step through thirty classic and contemporary movies, showing how such dissimilar screenplays as Casablanca, Chinatown, Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects, Little Miss Sunshine, Juno, Silver Linings Playbook, and Argo all have the same system working behind the scenes, and she teaches readers exactly how to apply these principles to their own screenwriting. Learn the Nutshell Technique, and you’ll discover how to turn a mere situation into a truly compelling screenplay story.

The Way of the Screenwriter

The Way of the Screenwriter
Author: Amnon Buchbinder
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780887849336
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Release: 2005-09-07
Editor: House of Anansi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A story is a living thing. And you don't work on a living thing, you work with it. This is the way of the screenwriter, and it is something that writer and director Amnon Buchbinder believes all masterful screenwriters understand intuitively: learning how to work with story through a painstaking process of trial, error, and self exploration. Amnon Buchbinder draws on his knowledge as a teacher and his experience as a script doctor and a story editor to explore this creative process. Along the way he illustrates principles often inspired by the philosophy of Laozi (Lao Tze) with examples drawn from major motion pictures such as Memento and The Piano. For the beginning or seasoned screenwriter who aspires to more than mere competence, Buchbinder illuminates a path towards mastery of the craft. For the lover of the cinematic experience, he opens a curtain to reveal a rarely seen world behind the big screen.

Essentials of Screenwriting

Essentials of Screenwriting
Author: Richard Walter
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781101664681
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Release: 2010-06-29
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hollywood's premier teacher of screenwriting shares the secrets of writing and selling successful screenplays in this perfect gift for aspiring screenwriters. Anyone fortunate enough to win a seat in Professor Richard Walter's legendary class at UCLA film school can be confident their career has just taken a quantum leap forward. His students have written more than ten projects for Steven Spielberg alone, plus hundreds of other Hollywood blockbusters and prestigious indie productions, including two Oscar winners for best original screenplay—Milk (2008) and Sideways (2006). In this updated edition, Walter integrates his highly coveted lessons and principles from Screenwriting with material from his companion text, The Whole Picture, and includes new advice on how to turn a raw idea into a great movie or TV script-and sell it. There is never a shortage of aspiring screenwriters, and this book is their bible.

The Hollywood Standard

The Hollywood Standard
Author: Christopher Riley
Pages: 197
ISBN: 1932907637
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Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes in clear, vivid prose and hundreds of examples how to format every element of a screenplay or television script, with new chapters on avoiding a dozen deadly formatting mistakes, clarifying the difference between a spec script and production script, and mastering the vital art of proofreading. Original.

Stealing Fire from the Gods

Stealing Fire from the Gods
Author: James Bonnet
Pages: 269
ISBN: PSU:000062521345
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Release: 2006
Editor: Michael Wiese Productions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A revised and expanded sequel to Stealing Fire from the Gods, this 2nd edition includes important new revelations concerning the ultimate source of unity, the structures of the whole story passage, the anti-hero's journey, the high-concept great idea, the secrets of charismatic characters, and the analyses of many important new stories and successful films.