The 21st-century Screenplay: A Comprehensive Guide to Writing Tomorrow's Films

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Silman-James Press, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 490 pages
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The 21st-Century Screenplay is a comprehensive and highly practical screenwriting manual. An eagerly anticipated successor to the author's internationally acclaimed book Scriptwriting Updated, it covers classic to avant-garde scripts, from The African Queen and Tootsie to 21 Grams, Pulp Fiction, Memento, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Whether you want to write features, shorts, adaptations, genre films, ensemble films, blockbusters, or art house movies, this book is your road map, it takes you all the way from choosing a brilliant idea to plotting, writing, and rewriting a successful script. Featuring a range of insider survival tips on creativity under pressure, time-effective writing, and rising to the challenge of international competitions, The 21st-Century Screenplay is essential reading for newcomers and veterans alike.

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Linda Aronson is a playwright, scriptwriter, comic novelist for young adults, and screenwriting theorist. She is the author of the texts Screenwriting Updated and Television Writing; the young-adult novels Kelp: A Comedy About Love, Seaweed and Rupert Murdoch and Plain Rude: A Comedy about Love, Lies and an Emu Called Bruce Willis; and the stage plays Dinkum Assorted and Reginka's Lesson.

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