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    DescriptionEvery green-lighted screenplay travels a long and harrowing road from idea to script to celluloid. In this fascinating survey of contemporary film craft, David Cohen of Script and Variety magazines interviews screenwriters from across the board--Oscar winners and novices alike--to explore what sets blockbuster successes apart from downright disasters. Tracing the fortunes of twenty-five films, including Troy, Erin Brockovich, Lost in Translation, and The Aviator, Cohen offers valuable insider access to the back lots and boardrooms, to the studio heads and directors, and to the overcaffeinated screenwriters themselves. Full of critical clues on how to sell a script--and avoid seeing it destroyed before the director calls "Action!"--Screen Plays is a book that both the aspiring screenwriter and curious cinephile will find irresistible.

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    Screen Plays
    How 25 Scripts Made it to a Theater Near You--for Better or Worse
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David S Cohen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 342
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    ISBN 13: 9780061431579
    ISBN 10: 0061431575

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC subject category V2: AS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.1
    BIC subject category V2: KNT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: APF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    DC22: 791.4375
    B&T General Subject: 221
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24870
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: C07502300
    BISAC V2.8: PER004050
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    BISAC V2.8: PER004030
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    BIC subject category V2: CBVS
    B&T Approval Code: C07010200
    DC22: 791.43/75
    BISAC V2.8: PER014000
    B&T Approval Code: C07150000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN1993.5.U6 C623 2008
    Thema V1.0: KNT, ATFD, CBVS
    Edition statement
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    10 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "A great read for screenwriters, for anyone with screenwriting ambitions, or for anyone who has sat in a theater wondering, "How did this piece of crap get made?"--Jim Windolf, Vanityfair.com