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    DescriptionMemo From the Story Department offers a battery of story-generating engines and story-improving tools, and reliable methods tested on hundreds of Hollywood productions. It goes far beyond the standard advice given in most screenwriting manuals. Drawn from sources as varied as vaudeville, classical Greek comedies, and Russian fairy tales, the book outlines a series of practical templates for creating believable characters and emotionally satisfying plots.


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    Title
    Memo from the Story Department
    Subtitle
    Secrets of Structure and Character
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Vogler, By (author) David McKenna
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 230
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 445 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781932907971
    ISBN 10: 1932907971
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    BISAC V2.8: PER004000
    BIC subject category V2: APF
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    B&T General Subject: 221
    DC22: 808.2/3
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PER004050
    DC22: 808.23
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN1996 .V62 2011
    Thema V1.0: ATF
    Illustrations note
    10 black and white photos
    Publisher
    Michael Wiese Productions
    Imprint name
    Michael Wiese Productions
    Publication date
    01 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Seattle
    Author Information
    Christopher Vogler is the top story analyst and consultant for major Hollywood studios and talent, advising on projects as varied as The Lion King and Fight Club. He wrote the script for the animated feature Jester Till and the story for a Japanese-style manga comic, Ravenskull. He was executive producer of the feature film P.S. Your Cat is Dead and has worked recently on projects for Will Smith, Helen Hunt, Roland Emmerich, and Darren Aronofsky. He travels widely to lecture about mythic structure. With Michael Hauge he produced the instructional DVD The Hero's Two Journeys. His book The Writer's Journey has been translated into ten languages and is one of the top-selling screenwriting manuals in the world. David McKenna is a stage director, acting coach, voice-over artist, and film professor at Columbia University and Barnard College. He is an expert on the films of Clint Eastwood and film genres including horror, westerns, and war movies. His influential classes on screenwriting have stimulated a generation of young filmmakers and writers.