Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds
The Guaranteed Way to Get Your Screenplay or Novel Read
Paperback ISBN: 1932907203
From the author of "Screenplays That Sell" comes his newest book that reveals a one-minute technique for getting one's screenplay or novel read by the major powers of Hollywood.
Sense and Sensibility
The Screenplay & Diaries : Bringing Jane Austen's Novel to Film
Paperback ISBN: 1557047820
Bringing Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility to the screen was a labor of love for writer/actress Emma Thompson. Featuring the complete award-winning script, Sense and Sensibility: The Screenplay & Diaries also showcases Thompson’s unreserved, often hilarious diaries that capture the unique experience of making this film. Her rare and personal perspective makes this an irresistible book for students of film and Austen devotees, as well as for everyone who loved this extraordinary movie. This Newmarket Shooting Script® Book includes: - The complete screenplay - Emma Thompson’s diaries written during the film’s production - Introduction by producer Lindsay Doran - More than 50 photos, including stills, cast photos, and behind-the-scenes shots - Full cast and crew credits
Shakespeare's The Tempest
The Relationship Between Text and Film
Paperback ISBN: 0713679107
Literature and film studies students will find plenty of material to support their courses and essay writing on how the film versions provide different readings of the original text. This book discusses: the literary text in its historical context, key themes and dominant readings of the text, and how the text is adapted for screen.
The Shooting Script
Paperback ISBN: 1557042462
Includes Darabont's shooting script, his notes on the scene-by-scene changes made in production and post-production stages written exclusively for this edition, selected storyboards, over 35 stills, with King's comments about the adaptation. 35 b/w photos, storyboards. The Newmarket Shooting Script(tm) Series features an attractive 7 x 9 1/4 inch format that includes a facsimile of the film's shooting script, as chosen by the writer and/or director, exclusive notes on the film's production and history, stills, and credits.
A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste
Paperback ISBN: 1560256982
"To me, bad taste is what entertainment is all about. If someone vomits watching one of my films, it's like getting a standing ovation." Thus begins John Waters's autobiography. And what a story it is. Opening with his upbringing in Baltimore ("Charm City" as dubbed by the tourist board; the "hairdo capital of the world" as dubbed by Waters), it covers his friendship with his muse and leading lady, Divine, detailed accounts of how Waters made his first movies, stories of the circle of friends/actors he used in these films, and finally the "sort-of fame" he achieves in America. Complementing the text are dozens of fabulous old photographs of Waters and crew. Here is a true love letter from a legendary filmmaker to his friends, family, and fans.
The Short Screenplay
Your Short Film from Concept to Production
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1598633384
With the growth of film festivals, cable networks, specialty home video, and the Internet, there are more outlets and opportunities for screening short films now than at any time in the last 100 years. But before you can screen your short film, you need to shoot it. And before you can shoot it, you need to write it. The Short Screenplay provides both beginning and experienced screenwriters with all the guidance they need to write compelling, filmable short screenplays. Explore how to develop characters that an audience can identify with. How to create a narrative structure that fits a short time frame but still engages the audience. How to write dialogue thatï's concise and memorable. How to develop story ideas from concept through final draft. All this and much more is covered in a unique conversational style that reads more like a novel than a "how-to" book. The book wraps up with a discussion of the role of the screenplay in the production process and with some helpful (and entertaining) sample scripts. This is the only guide youï'll ever need to make your short film a reality!
Silver City and Other Screenplays
Paperback ISBN: 1560256311
John Sayles—winner of the John Steinbeck Award and others—has been called the "conscience of the independent film world" and the screenwriter's screenwriter. Silver City and Other Screenplays is a collection of Sayles's greatest work, something that will delight his legion of fans and also aspiring screenwriters and film students who will regard the book as a master class in the art of screenwriting. Silver City and Other Screenplays includes Sayles's most celebrated work—including Matewan, Return of the Secaucus Seven, Lone Star, and Passion Fish (for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay), and his latest film Silver City, a spirited lampoon and a timely, toxic warning about the present state of American democracy.