The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script
Silman-James Press, 1994 - 194 Seiten
The Bible is five books bound into a single volume.
-- a screenwriting primer (provides a concise presentation of screenwriting basics)
-- a formatting guide (presents both correct screenplay and teleplay formats)
-- a screenwriting workbook (the writing process, from nascent ideas to revisions)
-- a sales and marketing guide (offers a marketing plan and sales strategies)
-- a resource guide (provides contacts for industry organizations, guilds and unions, schools, publications, support groups and services, contests, etc.)
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Avoid cardboard characters and stereotypes . Occasionally a stereotype works , particularly in a comedy or action script , but your main characters will play better if they have depth . No one is totally evil or perfectly good .
Avoid terms like DUSK , DAWN , LATE AFTERNOON , EARLY EVENING , HIGH NOON , GLOAMING , or the time on the clock . Use these only if absolutely necessary . Occasionally , SAME is used to indicate that the scene takes place at the same ...
Although correct , avoid headings like : ANGLE ON CHARLIE , CLOSE ON CHARLIE , and ANOTHER ANGLE . Noting the examples on pages 72-73 , you may decide to write : The spec script's emphasis is on lean , visual writing.
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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
Situation conflict and resolutionthe flow of the story
The low down on high concept
Ten keys to creating captivating characters
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