Elements of Style for Screenwriters: The Essential Manual for Writers of Screenplays by Paul Argentini, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Elements of Style for Screenwriters: The Essential Manual for Writers of Screenplays

Elements of Style for Screenwriters: The Essential Manual for Writers of Screenplays

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by Paul Argentini
     
 

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In the grand tradition of Strunk and White's Elements of Style, Paul Argentini presents an essential reference masterpiece in the art of clear and concise principles of screenplay formatting structure and style for screenwritters. Argentini explains how to design and format manuscripts to impress any film school professor, story editor, agent, producer or studio

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In the grand tradition of Strunk and White's Elements of Style, Paul Argentini presents an essential reference masterpiece in the art of clear and concise principles of screenplay formatting structure and style for screenwritters. Argentini explains how to design and format manuscripts to impress any film school professor, story editor, agent, producer or studio executive. No book in shorter space, with fewer words, will help screenwriters more than this persistent volume. Many professional screenwriters will advise keeping a copy of this book at arms reach.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580650038
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
369,934
Product dimensions:
5.45(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.40(d)

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Elements of Style for Screenwriters: The Essential Manual for Writers of Screenplays 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This book is absolutely fantastic. Most screenwriting books deal with the structure of the story, which is also important, but skimp on the details of how to actually write the thing in a competent manner. This book has it laid out alphabetically so you can jump to whatever it is that is giving you trouble. There are an ample supply of sample pieces also. My reccomendation is to read the book all the way through once (it might take you a couple of hours, if that) as a primer and then go back as needed to take out the technical errors in your script. If you are just beginning in screenwriting, you need this book.