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The foundations of screenwriting (A Delta book)

by Syd Field

ISBN 0440582733 / 9780440582731 / 0-440-58273-3
Publisher Dell Pub. Co
Language English
Edition Softcover
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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? [via]