FilmCraft: Screenwriting

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Screenwriting looks at the foundation on which every great film is built—the script. Whether an original concept or an adaptation, the screenplay is the key to the success of a movie—good dialogue, story pacing, and character development are the framework everything else hangs on. Featuring in-depth interviews with modern masters of film including Stephen Gaghan, Guillermo Arriaga, Caroline Thompson, Hossein Amini, and Jean-Claude Carrière, this book reveals the mysteries behind how the best scripts are written ...

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Overview

Screenwriting looks at the foundation on which every great film is built—the script. Whether an original concept or an adaptation, the screenplay is the key to the success of a movie—good dialogue, story pacing, and character development are the framework everything else hangs on. Featuring in-depth interviews with modern masters of film including Stephen Gaghan, Guillermo Arriaga, Caroline Thompson, Hossein Amini, and Jean-Claude Carrière, this book reveals the mysteries behind how the best scripts are written and reach the screen.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240824864
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/17/2013
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 659,790
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Grierson is a film and music critic whose writing has appeared in Screen International, L.A. Weekly, Blender, Revolver, Vulture, Wired, and The Village Voice. He is the Rock Music guide at About.com and the author of the forthcoming book "Blinking Lights and Other Revelations: The Story of Eels." Tim has spoken at the Palm Springs International Film Society and the EMP Pop Conference in
Seattle. He is currently vice president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

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Table of Contents

Interviewees include:

Simon Beufoy
Jean-Claude Carriere
Richard Curtis
David Hare
Ronald Harwood
Charlie Kaufman
Mike Leigh
David Mamet
Peter Morgan
Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Eric Roth
Alvin Sargent
Aaron Sorkin
Quentin Tarantino
Steven Zaillian

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