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    Writing a Great Movie: Key Tools for Successful Screenwriting (Paperback) By (author) Jeff Kitchen


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    DescriptionLet's cut to the chase: Writing a Great Movie is a practical nuts-and-bolts manual to dramatic writing for film. This hands-on course in screenwriting shows how to create, develop, and construct an original screenplay from scratch using seven essential tools for the screenwriter--(1) Dilemma, Crisis, Decision and Action, and Resolution; (2) Theme; (3) the 36 Dramatic Situations; (4) the Enneagram; (5) Research and Brainstorming; (6) the Central Proposition; and (7) Sequence, Proposition, and Plot--which break the writing process down into approachable steps and produce great results.Author Jeff Kitchen--a working screenwriter, renowned dramaturge, and teacher at the University of Southern California's graduate film school--shares the insider secrets he has developed over years of writing and teaching. Writing a Great Movie is the complete guide to creating compelling screenplays that will sell. - State-of-the-art screenwriting theory and technique from a master - Author named one of today's top screenwriting teachers in "Creative Screenwriting" magazine - Great for writers at every level, beginner to established

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    Writing a Great Movie
    Key Tools for Successful Screenwriting
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeff Kitchen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    ISBN 13: 9780823069781
    ISBN 10: 0823069788

    BIC E4L: LAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.1
    BIC subject category V2: APFD, APTD, CBV
    BISAC V2.8: PER004050
    DC22: 808.23
    LC subject heading:
    Watson-Guptill Publications
    Imprint name
    Billboard Books,U.S.
    Publication date
    07 December 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Jeff Kitchen, a working screenwriter, worked as a dramaturge at New York's Playwrights Preview Productions and has taught dramaturgic writing to teachers at University of Southern California's graduate film school and to development executives at all the major studios, including Sony Pictures, and Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group.
    Review quote
    "Kitchen's seminar is not just theory, it's nuts and bolts...providing you with a set of dramaturgical wrenches to dismantle, then reassemble your screenplay idea and verify its dramatic integrity."--Michael McDonnell, producer of The Usual Suspects"