Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting

Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting

by Syd Field
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent. Clear, practical explanations and guidelines to help you structure a story and develop interesting characters. "Screenplay" is by far the best book on fiction/screenplay writing and I've probably read them all. If you must choose one book to purchase on the subject, this should be it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a GREAT book for the beginning writer. I have read it and other books by Syd Field repeatedly for help, and I consider him to be a sort of mastermind of the art; however, the book lacks some of the vital details that are necessary to becoming a full fledged screenwriter(e.g. 'plants and payoffs', 'themes', etc.). I am advising this book to be read by all aspiring screenwriters. But it will not be the end of the road, so to speak. You will have to read other books to advance your knowledge...
a_heart-writer More than 1 year ago
An accomplished screenwriter, Syd Field, provides the basic formatting details, and techniques involving character and plot development along with information essential to screenwriters. Helpful examples of real screenplays of popular movies illustrate how the elements and methods described are implemented in the actual writing process.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For those who are starting out in the screen writing field, this book will give you the basics of a screenplay. Those who know the basics of a story will find this book too elementary. Some parts are out of date, such as the chapter on typewritters vs. word processors.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though Syd Field falls in and out of fashion among insiders, his work is vital to understanding the living dynamics of screenplay format. Too many new writers dismiss such valuable aids out of a misplaced sense of sophistication. As a result, they never complete a screenplay. Field provides a readable and usable text with examples of physical format and the great works Field recommends. Field uses Chinatown as a central example of how great tales are woven, so the reader is advised to do his homework. You wouldn't fix a car without knowing how an engine is built. This book belongs on every serious hopeful's shelf.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Real great book , teaches you the whole picture of, how to write a screenplay and cites examples too. That will give you a better understanding.
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lmoore1955 More than 1 year ago
Syd Field's Screenplay is still the best screenwriting book on the market. Everything else is a regurgitation of what the great man has been teaching for the past four decades.