The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script
Silman-James Press, 1998 - 314 Seiten
"The Screenwriter's Bible is six books in one. Book 1 -- A screenwriting primer that provides a concise presentation of screenwriting basics. Book 2 -- A workbook that walks the writer through the writing process, from nascent ideas through revisions. Book 3 -- A formatting guide that presents correct formats for both screenplays and TV scripts. Book 4 -- A spec writing guide that demonstrates today's spec style through sample scenes and analysis. Book 5 -- A sales and marketing guide that presents proven strategies to help you create a laser-sharp marketing plan. Book 6 -- A resource guide that provides addresses and contacts for industry organizations, schools, publications, support groups, services, contests, etc. Among its wealth of practical information are sample query letters, useful worksheets and checklists, hundreds of examples, sample scenes, and straightforward explanations of screenwriting fundamentals." - product description.
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MOTIVATION Your character must be motivated . Ask yourself this question : Why does my character want what he wants ? The answer to that question is the motivation . And the more personal , the better . In fact , the more personal it is ...
The only personal motivation needed here is survival , but the writer adds something very personal . When Brody fails to close the beach , a boy is eaten by JAWS . At the funeral , the mother slaps Brody's face in front of the entire ...
The alien's motivation for this goal is to get home . ( This is “ E.T. meets IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT . ” ) His point of view of life happens to be life is precious . Karen Allen's goal is to escape . Her motivation is to be safe from the ...
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I've learned so much from this book! It's definitely not just for screenwriters. It holds valuable information about breaking down your story in a timely manner, from beginning to end, using movie examples. It focuses on how to create a good, successful story. Another of my favorites! Vollständige Rezension lesen
How stories work
Situation conflict and resolutionthe flow of the story
The low down on high concept
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