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    DescriptionA generation of screenwriters has used Syd Field's bestselling books to ignite successful careers in film. Now the celebrated producer, lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author has updated his classic guide for a new generation of filmmakers, offering a fresh insider's perspective on the film industry today. From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script, here are easily understood guidelines to help aspiring screenwriters--from novices to practiced writers--hone their craft. Filled with updated material--including all-new personal anecdotes and insights, guidelines on marketing and collaboration, plus analyses of recent films, from" American Beauty" to" Lord of the Rings"--Screenplay presents a step-by-step, comprehensive technique for writing the screenplay that will succeed in Hollywood. Discover: -Why the first ten pages of your script are crucially important -How to visually "grab" the reader from page one, word one -Why structure and character are the essential foundation of your screenplay -How to adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a screenplay -Tips on protecting your work--three legal ways to claim ownership of your screenplay -The essentials of writing great dialogue, creating character, building a story line, overcoming writer's block, getting an agent, and much more. With this newly updated edition of his bestselling classic, Syd Field proves yet again why he is revered as the master of the screenplay--and why his celebrated guide has become the industry's gold standard for successful screenwriting.


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    Title
    Screenplay
    Subtitle
    Foundations of screenwriting
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Syd Field
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780385339032
    ISBN 10: 0385339038
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T General Subject: 221
    Libri: ENGM5700
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15880
    Ingram Subject Code: PA
    DC22: 808.2/3
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: C07502300
    BISAC V2.8: PER004050
    DC22: 808.23
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: CBVS
    LC classification: PN1996 .F43 2005
    Libri: DREH2000
    Thema V1.0: CBVS
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    Dell Books
    Imprint name
    Delta (imprint of Dell Publishing)
    Publication date
    15 December 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Syd Field is a screenwriter, producer, teacher, international lecturer, and author of the bestselling books Screenplay," "The Screenwriter's Workbook," "Selling a Screenplay," " and Four Screenplays."" Published in 1982, Screenplay has been translated into sixteen languages, and is used in more than 250 colleges and universities across the country. At present he is creative consultant to the governments of Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Austria, and South Africa, and has been a script consultant for Roland Jaffe's film production company, for Alfonso Arau and Laura Esquivel on "Like Water for Chocolate, " and for Tri-Star Pictures. He lives in Beverly Hills, California.
    Review quote
    "Screenplay is one of the bibles of the film trade and has launched many a would-be screenwriter on the road to Hollywood." "--Library Journal ""Syd Field is the preeminent analyzer in the study of American screenplays." --James L. Brooks, AcademyAward-winning writer, director, producer
    Flap copy
    From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script.. Here are easily understood guidelines to make film-writing accessible to novices and to help practiced writers improve their scripts. Syd Field pinpoints the structural and stylistic elements essential to every good screenplay. He presents a step-by-step, comprehensive technique for writing the script that will succeed. -Why are the first ten pages of your script crucially important? - How do you collaborate successfully with someone else? -How do you adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a screenplay? -How do you market your script?