Pulp Fiction

The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino's Masterpiece

Author: Jason Bailey

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760344795

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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"Film expert Jason Bailey explores Quentin Tarantino's PULP FICTION in a comprehensive book illustrated throughout with original art inspired by the film and including sidebars and special features on everything from casting close calls to deleted scenes. Bailey discusses how the film was revolutionary, examines its director's influences, illuminates its pop culture references, and describes its phenomenal legacy"--
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Screenplay

The Foundations of Screenwriting

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307423269

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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Hollywood’s script guru teaches you how to write a screenplay in “the ‘bible’ of screenwriting” (The New York Times)—now celebrating forty years of screenwriting success! Syd Field’s books on the essential structure of emotionally satisfying screenplays have ignited lucrative careers in film and television since 1979. In this revised edition of his premiere guide, the underpinnings of successful onscreen narratives are revealed in clear and encouraging language that will remain wise and practical as long as audiences watch stories unfold visually—from hand-held devices to IMAX to virtual reality . . . and whatever comes next. As the first person to articulate common structural elements unique to successful movies, celebrated producer, lecturer, teacher and bestselling author Syd Field has gifted us a classic text. From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script, here are fundamental guidelines to help all screenwriters—novices and Oscar-winners—hone their craft and sell their work. In Screenplay, Syd Field can help you discover: • Why the first ten pages of every script are crucial to keeping professional readers’ interest • How to visually “grab” these influential readers from page one, word one • Why structure and character are the basic components of all narrative screenplays • How to adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a saleable script • Tips on protecting your work—three ways to establish legal ownership of screenplays • Vital insights on writing authentic dialogue, crafting memorable characters, building strong yet flexible storylines (form, not formula), overcoming writer's block, and much more Syd Field is revered as the original master of screenplay story structure, and this guide continues to be the industry’s gold standard for learning the foundations of screenwriting.
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The Essential Screenplay (3-Book Bundle)

Screenplay: Foundations of Screenwriting, Screenwriter's Workbook, and Screenwriter's Problem Solver

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 1101969598

Category: Reference

Page: 1040

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Hollywood’s script guru teaches you how to write a screenplay in the ultimate three-volume guide to writing for film, featuring “the ‘bible’ of screenwriting” (The New York Times), Screenplay—now celebrating forty years of screenwriting success! This blockbuster ebook bundle includes: SCREENPLAY: FOUNDATIONS OF SCREENWRITING • THE SCREENWRITER’S WORKBOOK • THE SCREENWRITER’S PROBLEM SOLVER Syd Field was “the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world” according to The Hollywood Reporter. His pioneering insights into structure, concept, and character launched innumerable careers. Now in one handy collection, his invaluable expertise is available to aspiring writers and working professionals alike. The Essential Screenplay contains Syd Field’s Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting, the industry standard for script development; The Screenwriter’s Workbook, a hands-on workshop full of practical exercises for creating successful screenplays; and The Screenwriter’s Problem Solver, a guide to identifying and fixing problems in your latest draft. Throughout, you’ll learn: • why the first ten pages of your script are crucially important • how to visually “grab” the reader from page one • what makes great stories work • the basics of writing dialogue • the essentials of creating great characters • how to adapt a novel, a play, or an article for the screen • the three ways to claim legal ownership of your work • tips for allowing your creative self to break free when you hit the “wall” • how to overcome writer’s block forever Featuring expert analysis of popular films including Pulp Fiction, Thelma & Louise, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Essential Screenplay will transform your initial idea into a screenplay that’s destined for success—and maybe even Cannes. Praise for Syd Field “The most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world.”—The Hollywood Reporter “Syd Field is the preeminent analyzer in the study of American screenplays.”—James L. Brooks, Academy Award–winning writer, director, producer
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Film Theory

Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

Author: Philip Simpson,Andrew Utterson,Karen J. Shepherdson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415259750

Category: Cinematography

Page: 440

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A History of the Screenplay

Author: S. Price

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137315709

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 278

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The screenplay is currently the focus of extensive critical re-evaluation, however, as yet there has been no comprehensive study of its historical development. International in scope and placing emphasis on the development and variety of screenplay texts themselves, this book will be an important and innovative addition to the current literature.
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Framework

A History of Screenwriting in the American Film

Author: Tom Stempel

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815606543

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 313

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The third eidtion of this history of the art and craft of screenwriting from the silents to the present provides information and stories about those who write and have written for film. Includes anecdotal insights into the working lives of directors, producers, and stars, as well as how American movies get made.
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Guide to American Cinema, 1965-1995

Author: Daniel Curran

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313296666

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 511

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This is a critical collection of key films, directors, and performers in American film, 1965-1995, a period that spans the demise of the studio system to the rise of the independents. The guide includes such notable contributions as the early work of Mike Nichols, the litany of 1970s masterpieces from Francis Ford Coppola, the overlooked works of genre directors Monte Hellman and Larry Cohen, and the exciting new independent generation of Lili Taylor, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sean Penn, Todd Haynes, and Spike Lee. Of interest to scholars, students, and film buffs. Each film entry contains key cast and technical credits, a brief synopsis and analysis, and notable awards. Each entry for director and performer contains biographical data, a career overview, a complete filmography and noted television and stage appearances, a selected bibliography, and honors received.
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Writing Your Screenplay

Author: Lisa Dethridge

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781741150995

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 267

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Designed for screenwriters and film professionals looking for more than a formulaic approach to screenplays. it offers insights into the classic structures and themes which underlie good screenwriting, as well as contemporary story-telling techniques. it also provides detailed instructions on how to create cohesive plots and more.
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