3 Screenplays

Author: Richard Price
Editor: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802136695
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Presents the screenplays for "The Color of Money," "Sea of Love," and "Night and the City."

Screen Plays

Author: David S. Cohen
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061843164
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In this fascinating survey of contemporary screen craft, David Cohen of Script and Variety magazines leads readers down the long and harrowing road every screenplay takes from idea to script to screen. In interviews with Hollywood screenwriters from across the board—Oscar winners and novices alike—Cohen explores what sets apart the blockbuster successes from the downright disasters. Tracing the fortunes of twenty-five films, including Troy, Erin Brockovich, Lost in Translation, and The Aviator, Cohen offers insider access to back lots and boardrooms, to studio heads, directors, and to the over-caffeinated screenwriters themselves. As the story of each film evolves from the drawing board to the big screen, Cohen proves that how a script is written, sold, developed, and filmed can be just as dramatic and intriguing as the movie itself—especially when the resulting movie is a fiasco. Covering films of all kinds—from tongue-in-cheek romps like John Waters's A Dirty Shame to Oscar winners like Monster's Ball and The Hours—Screen Plays is an anecdote-filled, often inspiring, always revealing look at the alchemy of the movie business. With Cohen as your expert guide, Screen Plays exposes how and why certain films (such as Gladiator) become "tent poles," those runaway successes every studio needs to survive, and others become train wrecks. Full of critical clues on how to sell a script—and avoid seeing it destroyed before the director calls Action!—it's the one book every aspiring screenwriter will find irresistible.

Three More Screenplays By Preston Sturges

Author: Preston Sturges
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520210042
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Preston Sturges (1898-1959) was a member of Hollywood's gifted royalty, producing a remarkable number of films. In this third volume of scripts by one of Hollywood's wisest and wittiest filmmakers, the focus is on screenplays written but not directed by Sturges. This volume will be the perfect accompaniment to the re-release of Sturges films on home video. 8 illustrations. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Stopped Rocking And Other Screenplays

Author: Tennessee Williams
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811209014
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Four film scripts deal with a young male hustler, life in a mental hospital, debutante society in the 1920s, and a St. Louis schoolteacher.

Four Screenplays

Author: Syd Field
Editor: Delta
ISBN: 0307569527
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Yes, you can write a great screenplay. Let Syd Field show you how. “I based Like Water for Chocolate on what I learned in Syd's books. Before, I always felt structure imprisoned me, but what I learned was structure really freed me to focus on the story.”—Laura Esquivel Technology is transforming the art and craft of screenwriting. How does the writer find new ways to tell a story with pictures, to create a truly outstanding film? Syd Field shows what works, why, and how in four extraordinary films: Thelma & Louise, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, The Silence of the Lambs, and Dances with Wolves. Learn how: Callie Khouri, in her first movie script, Thelma & Louise, rewrote the rules for good road movies and played against type to create a new American classic. James Cameron, writer/director of Terminator 2: Judgement Day, created a sequel integrating spectacular special effects and a story line that transformed the Terminator, the quintessential killing machine, into a sympathetic character. This is how an action film is written. Ted Tally adapted Thomas Harris's chilling 350-page novel, The Silence of the Lambs, into a riveting 120-page script—a lesson in the art and craft of adapting novels into film. Michael Blake, author of Dances with Wolves, achieved every writer's dream as he translated his novel into an uncompromising film. Learn how he used transformation as a spiritual dynamic in this work of mythic sweep. Informative and utterly engrossing, Four Screenplays belongs in every writer's library, next to Syn Field's highly acclaimed companion volumes, Screenplay, The Screenwriter's Workbook, and Selling a Screenplay. “If I were writing screenplays . . . I would carry Syd Field around in my back pocket wherever I went.”—Steven Bochco, writer/producer/director, L.A. Law, Hill Street Blues

The Plays Screenplays And Films Of David Mamet

Author: Steven Price
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137050330
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David Mamet is arguably the most important living American playwright. This Guide provides an up-to-date study of the key criticism on the full range of Mamet's work. It engages with his work in film as well as in the theatre, offering a synoptic overview of, and critical commentary on, the scholarly criticism of each play, screenplay or film.

Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect

Author: Claudia H. Johnson
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136051295
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The only screenwriting book that includes a DVD that contains performances of the short films and screenplays that are featured in the book! The beauty and power of any story lies in its ability to connect to the reader, listener, or observer. Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect is the first screenwriting guide to introduce connection as an essential, although essentially overlooked, aspect of creating stories for the screen and of the screenwriting process itself. Written with clarity and humor, this book teaches the craft of writing short screenplays by guiding the student through carefully focused writing exercises of increasing length and complexity. Eight award-winning student screenplays are included for illustration and inspiration. The text is divided into three parts. Part one focuses on preparing to write by means of exercises designed to help students think more deeply about the screenwriter's purposes; their own unique vision, material and process; and finally about what screenplays are at their simplest and most profound level--a pattern of human change, created from specific moments of change--discoveries and decisions. Part two teaches students how to craft an effective pattern of human change. It guides them through the writing and re-writing of "Five (Not So Easy) Pieces"--five short screenplays of increasing length and complexity--focusing on a specific principle of dramatic technique: The Discovery, The Decision, The Boxing Match, The Improbable Connection, and The Long Short Screenplay. Part Three presents the five screenplays used throughout the book to illustrate the dramatic principles that have been discussed, and includes interviews with the screenwriters, a look at where they are now and what they are doing, and brief discussion of how each film evolved.

Five Screenplays

Author: Preston Sturges
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520054424
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The scripts for five motion picture comedies are accompanied by biographical background and critical analyses

Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect

Author: Claudia Hunter Johnson
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 024081214X
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This guide to screenwriting teaches the craft by guiding the student through writing exercises of increasing length and complexity. The format allows the student to write directly in the book. New to this edition is a DVD containing short films and the screenplays they are based on.

Three Screenplays

Author: Arthur Ziffer
Editor: Author House
ISBN: 1496964373
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This publication contains three screenplays, although the third one "Hypatia" is in play format but could easily be adapted to a screenplay. The first screenplay in this publication has title "The Sewers." It is about a group of Jews hiding out in the sewers of Warsaw during the Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis during World War II. The second one, "The Knoll," takes place during the time when the American West was being settled. The third one is about Hypatia a real person during the time of Alexandria Egypt in the early fifth century AD who got into trouble with the powers that be at that time.

Six Screenplays

Author: Robert Riskin
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520205253
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Screenwriter Robert Riskin (1897-1955) was a towering figure even among the giants of Hollywood's Golden Age. Known for his unique blend of humor and romance, wisecracking and idealism, Riskin teamed with director Frank Capra to produce some of his most memorable films. Pat McGilligan has collected six of the best Riskin scripts: Platinum Blonde (1931), American Madness (1932), It Happened One Night (1934), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Lost Horizon (1937), and Meet John Doe (1941). All of them were directed by Capra, and although Capra's work has been amply chronicled and celebrated, Riskin's share in the collaboration has been overlooked since his death. McGilligan provides the "backstory" for the forgotten half of the team, indispensable counterpoint to the director's self-mythologizing autobiography--and incidentally the missing link in any study of Capra's career. Riskin's own career, although interrupted by patriotic duty and cut short by personal tragedy, produced as consistent, entertaining, thoughtful, and enduring a body of work as any Hollywood writer's. Those who know and love these vintage films will treasure these scripts. McGilligan's introduction offers new information and insights for fans, scholars, and general readers. Screenwriter Robert Riskin (1897-1955) was a towering figure even among the giants of Hollywood's Golden Age. Known for his unique blend of humor and romance, wisecracking and idealism, Riskin teamed with director Frank Capra to produce some of his most memorable films. Pat McGilligan has collected six of the best Riskin scripts: Platinum Blonde (1931), American Madness (1932), It Happened One Night (1934), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Lost Horizon (1937), and Meet John Doe (1941). All of them were directed by Capra, and although Capra's work has been amply chronicled and celebrated, Riskin's share in the collaboration has been overlooked since his death. McGilligan provides the "backstory" for the forgotten half of the team, indispensable counterpoint to the director's self-mythologizing autobiography--and incidentally the missing link in any study of Capra's career. Riskin's own career, although interrupted by patriotic duty and cut short by personal tragedy, produced as consistent, entertaining, thoughtful, and enduring a body of work as any Hollywood writer's. Those who know and love these vintage films will treasure these scripts. McGilligan's introduction offers new information and insights for fans, scholars, and general readers.

Screenplays And Scripts

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Mimeographed and photocopied typescripts of film and television scripts and screenplays for production. Includes scripts for Airplane, Animal House, Atlantic City, That Championship Season, The Deerhunter, Nijinsky, An Officer and a Gentleman, Popeye, Pretty Baby, Romancing the Stone, About Last Night, The Sure Thing, Casablanca, Chinatown, The River, The Dreamer, Star Trek, Top Gun, Remember the Night, Raging Bull, Once Upon a Time in America, Much Ado, Nashville, Aliens, Twin Peaks, Wild at Heart, and many others. Script authors include: Steven L. Bloom, Jonathan Roberts, Michael McDowell, David Lynch, Paddy Chayefsky, Buck Henry, Harold Ramis, David Mamet, John Guare, Franco Zeffirelli, Nora Ephron, Thomas Babe, Larry Gelbart, James L. Brooks, Robert Towne, Preston Sturges, Orson Welles, and Larry McMurtry. Original Broadway casts include: Olive Stanton; Peggy Coudray; Charles Niemeyer; Maynard Holmes, and others.

Writing Great Screenplays For Film And Tv

Author: Dona Cooper
Editor: MacMillan Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780671847838
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Revised to cover the latest techniques for crafting first-rate screen plays for film and TV, this 2nd edition provides advice on innovative ideas for structuring the plot, developing characters and building momentum, professional guidance on marketing and a concise encyclopedia of screen-writing techniques.

3 Screenplays Ready For A Producer

Author: Daniel Beaumont
Editor: Panoply Publications
ISBN: 9781886571228
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"3 Screenplays Ready For A Producer" is a unique storytelling device that allows the reader to read a typical screenplay and still be entertained by a compelling story. Or, three stories in this case. The first entry, "Finkelstein," is a laugh-a-minute "pre-quel" to the ever popular Frankenstein story. It tells of the rivalry between Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his first cousin, Dr. Herbert Finkelstein. It has a raft of lively characters that maintain a non-stop pace throughout. "Your Face Or Mine" is a new version of the familiar "ringer" theme. A man's humdrum life is turned topsy-turvy when he discovers a millionaire who looks exactly like he does. Taking the millionaire's place is not as difficult as is solving the many unexpected twists and turns that he faces in his new life. "Some Assembly Required" is a farcical comedy that deals with the problems facing a group of the nation's armament makers when government budget cuts force them to conduct their war games with model planes and guns. A "Dr. Strangelove" aura pervades the story which is filled with a raft of off-the-wall characters. This book is delightfully good reading whether you're a film producer looking for a new project or just someone looking for some good reading.

Bill Brand

Author: Trevor Griffiths
Editor: Spokesman Books
ISBN: 0851247636
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Essential Scripts And Screenplays

Author: Elizabeth Clark
Editor: Folens Limited
ISBN: 9781843032328
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Writing Screenplays That Sell

Author: Michael Hauge
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408157004
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"No one is better than Michael Hauge at finding what is most authentic in every moment of a story...." Will Smith, actor "In the field of teaching screenwriting, Michael Hauge is indeed a master." The Freelance Screenwriter's Forum A bestseller for 20 years, Hauge's unique 'six step' approach to screenwriting cuts through nonsense, striking the perfect balance between commercial advice, artistic encouragement and lucid examples from hundreds of great films. Never losing sight of the fundamental purpose of a script: emotional impact, Hauge's engaging and inspiring book takes you on a journey through story concept, character development, theme, structure and scenes. Screenwriting is an art, but Hague's book is unashamedly commercial with advice on how to submit a manuscript, select an agent and market yourself. Updates to this edition include a new, masterful analysis of Avatar's script, new scripts examples, a new chapter on breaking the rules - succussful scripts that don't follow the traditional Hollywood model and online marketing tools for screenwriters.

A Thousand Screenplays

Author: Sabine Chalvon-Demersay
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226100685
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In 1991, French public television held an amateur screenwriting contest. When Sabine Chalvon-Demersay, a French sociologist, examined the roughly 1,000 entries, she had hoped to analyze their differences. What she found, however, surprised her. Although the entrants covered nearly every social demographic, their screenplays presented similar characters in similar situations confronting similar problems. The time of crisis presented by the amateur writers was not one of war, famine, or disease—it was the millennial dilemma of representation. In a world plagued by alienation, individualization, and a lack of mobility, how can members of a society combat their declining senses of self? Although the contestants wrote about life in France, their concerns and struggles have a distinctly universal ring. A lucid, witty writer, Chalvon-Demersay offers a clear, if still developing, photograph of the contemporary imagination.