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    DescriptionAn insightful how-to guide for writing screenplays that uses Aristotle's great work as a guide. Long considered the bible for storytellers, Aristotle's Poetics is a fixture of college courses on everything from fiction writing to dramatic theory. Now Michael Tierno shows how this great work can be an invaluable resource to screenwriters or anyone interested in studying plot structure. In carefully organized chapters, Tierno breaks down the fundamentals of screenwriting, highlighting particular aspects of Aristotle's work. Then, using examples from some of the best movies ever made, he demonstrates how to apply these ancient insights to modern-day screenwriting. This user-friendly guide covers a multitude of topics, from plotting and subplotting to dialogue and dramatic unity. Writing in a highly readable, informal tone, Tierno makes Aristotle's monumental work accessible to beginners and pros alike in areas such as screenwriting, film theory, fiction, and playwriting.


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    Title
    Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters
    Subtitle
    Storytelling Secrets from the Greatest Mind in Western Civilization
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Tierno
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 173 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780786887408
    ISBN 10: 0786887400
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    BIC subject category V2: APF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    B&T General Subject: 221
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: CBV
    BISAC V2.8: REF026000
    DC22: 808.2/3
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PER004050
    DC22: 808.23
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 808.23
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PER019000
    LC classification: PN1996 .T56 2002
    Thema V1.0: CBV, ATF
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    Hyperion
    Imprint name
    Hyperion
    Publication date
    21 August 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Michael Tierno is an award-winning writer/director of feature films, including the independent film Auditions. He is a story analyst for Miramax Films and teaches screenwriting seminars nationwide. He lives in New York City.