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Save the Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2014

    I'd give this book 2 1/2 stars (but you can't seem to give half

    I'd give this book 2 1/2 stars (but you can't seem to give half stars). If you've read a lot of screen writing books you aren't really going to learn anything new. This book is really for those that want to write a screenplay but have no idea on how to develop the story, characters or even how to write one (which begs the question - should you really be writing one?). I found it a little condescending and the author came across as rather conceited. He spends a lot of time talking about his writing and "successes"....and for someone that has only had two movies made (and one was labelled by Sylvester Stallone as the worst movie he's ever done), a lot of the time the book seems like he was just patting himself on the back. Don't get me wrong. There is some useful information in there (like his beat sheet) but it's no better or worse than a dozen other books on the market (I’d recommend Story by Robert Mckee if you want a learn how to develop your story and characters).

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