offers a unique perspective on the art of
storytelling, regardless of format. For writers intending to craft a
successful short screenplay, this book offers a detailed and incisive
presentation of the particular demands of the short screenplay form. It
includes references to major Hollywood feature length screenplays, as well
as numerous short screenplays in their entirety. The Tyranny of Story is
both a useful analytical tool for the shaping of any story, and an
unmatched aid in the drafting of a short screenplay.
This book will assist individuals and film students with the special
challenges of writing short narrative screenplays.
The book was written because of the absence of any comprehensive text on
the subject and the demand from Vancouver Film School's own students to
provide formal reference materials related to the creation of story in