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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2003

    If you write screenplays, YOU NEED TO BUY HOT PROPERTY!

    I can't say enough about this new screenwriting book... I have just about every screenwriting book ever written and some of them are really good and I refer to them quite often... Having said that... HOT PROPERTY blew me away! Christopher Keane explains all the little idiosyncracies you, as a screenwriter for the New Hollywood, need to be aware of. There are a lot of problem solving ideas in the book which is what I liked best... Turning points for your characters, plot, structure, etc., that you need to look at before completing and sending out your script. Although I have been writing screenplays for a few years now, I think even new and old screenwriters could gain a lot from this book. I cannot recommend it enough. The book blew me away so much that I even searched for the author on the web to see if he does script analysis... And, he does... This book has such an effect on me that I was compelled to send the author the following email: ------------------------------------------------------------ ---- Mr. Keane, I just finished reading your book, HOT PROPERTY. I normally never seek ANYONE out on the web but this time I just had to... HOT PROPERTY is the very best book on screenwriting I have ever read BAR NONE and I have just about every book written on the subject. I was sad to find out that you also attended the Screenwriting Expo 2. I was there as well... Had I read your book BEFORE attending, I would have signed up for all your lectures... Damn it. Anyway, I don't know how much you ever hear from people like me out here in remote areas trying to write a hot property ourselves so I just wanted to let you know how much I loved and enjoyed the book... I literally couldn't put it down... It's after 2:00 A.M. so as you can tell, I skipped bedtime. I'm currently working on my 2nd screenplay and when I complete all drafts, I definitely want to have you do a detailed script analysis for me. Really really great stuff... Thanks so much for it. Sincerely, Matt Retherford Las Cruces, NM ---------------------------------------------------------------- Normally, I would never seek an author out like this... At least I never did before... LOL. A FANTASTIC READ! YOU WILL WEAR THIS BOOK OUT BY REFERING BACK TO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN. Matt

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