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Save the Cat! : The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need

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Here's what started the phenomenon: the best seller, for over 15 years, that's been used by screenwriters around the world! Blake Snyder tells all in this fast, funny and candid look inside the movie business. "Save the Cat" is just one of many ironclad rules for making your ideas more marketable and your script more satisfying, including: The four elements of every winning logline The seven immutable laws of screenplay physics The 10 genres that every movie ever made can be categorized by -- and why they're important to your script Why your Hero must serve your Idea Mastering the 15 Beats Creating the "Perfect Beast" by using The Board to map 40 scenes with conflict and emotional change How to get back on track with proven rules for script repair This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a showbiz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 272.15g
  • Michael Wiese Productions
  • Seattle, United States
  • English
  • 1932907009
  • 9781932907001
  • 2,411

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"One of the most comprehensive and insightful how-to's out there. Save the Cat! is a must-read for both the novice and the professional screenwriter." - Todd Black, Producer, Hope Springs, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, The Pursuit of Happyness, The Weather Man, Antwone Fisher "Want to know how to be a successful writer in Hollywood? The answers are here. Blake Snyder has written an insider's book that's informative -- and funny, too." - David Hoberman, Producer, Muppets Most Wanted (2014), The Muppets, The Shaggy Dog, Raising Helen, Walking Tall, Monk (TV) "You'd have to look far and wide to find a better book to help you achieve your goals. Quite simply one of the most practical guides to writing mainstream spec scripts on the market." - Screentalk Magazineshow more

Review Text

Screenwriter Blake Snyder has made millions of dollars selling screenplays to Hollywood. Here, he presents the rules for making your script more saleable, including: the four elements of every winning logline; the seven immutable laws of screenplay physics; the ten genres and why they're important to your movie; and more.show more

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