Four Screenplays: Studies in the American Screenplay

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 30, 2009 - Performing Arts - 336 pages
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In a field being transformed by technology, Syd  Field shows you what works and why and how to find  new ways to create a truly outstanding film using  four extraordinary examples: Thelma &  Louise, Terminator 2: Judgement  Day, The Silence Of The  Lambs, and Dances With  Wolves.


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User Review  - Ira Livingston - Goodreads

Gives great insight to modern films with the theories of his previous books. Read full review

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More analysis and insight. It is good information for those interested in craft. Read full review

Contents

Callie Khouri
3
The First Ten Pages
14
The Second Ten Pages
21
The First Half of Act II
37
The Second Half of Act II 48
65
Judgment Day
77
Terminator 2 judgment Day
79
Where the Writer Begins
90
The Bilenee of the Lambs 188
157
From Book to Film
167
Plot Point and Beyond
179
Questions and Answers
193
First Principles
207
Rendezvous
223
Dances with Wolves 887
257
Dances With Wolves 239
258

Writing the Screenplay
98
Setting Up the Story
108
The First Half of Act II
121
The MidPoint and Beyond
133
The Tin Man Gets a Heart
143
A New Life
267
The Trail of a True Human Being
281
The Passing of the Way
295
Casts and Production Credits 509
309
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About the author (2009)

Syd Field is the internationally acclaimed screenwriter, producer, teacher, lecturer, and author of several bestselling books. He has been a script consultant for Roland Jaffe's film production company, 20th Century Fox, the Disney Studios, Universal Pictures and Tri-Star Pictures, and was the American Screenwriting Association's first inductee into the Screenwriting Hall of Fame. He lives in Beverly Hills, CA.


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