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The Screenwriters Problem Solver: How to Recognize, Identify, and Define Screenwriting Problems Syd Field

The Screenwriters Problem Solver: How to Recognize, Identify, and Define Screenwriting Problems

Syd Field

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ISBN : 9780307570055
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384 pages
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All writing is rewriting. But what do you change, and how do you change it? All screenplays have problems. They happened to Die Hard: With a Vengeance and Broken Arrow-and didnt get fixed, leaving the films flawed. They nearly shelved Platoon-untilMoreAll writing is rewriting. But what do you change, and how do you change it? All screenplays have problems. They happened to Die Hard: With a Vengeance and Broken Arrow-and didnt get fixed, leaving the films flawed. They nearly shelved Platoon-until Oliver Stone rewrote the first ten pages and created a classic. They happen to every screenwriter. But good writers see their problems as a springboard to creativity. Now bestselling author Syd Field, who works on over 1,000 screenplays a year, tells you step-by-step how to identify and fix common screenwriting problems, providing the professional secrets that make movies brilliant-secrets that can make your screenplay one headed for success...or even Cannes. Learn how to:•Understand what makes great stories work•Make your screenplay work in the first ten pages, using Thelma & Louise and Dances With Wolves as models•Use a dream assignment to let your creative self break free overnight•Make action build character, the way Quentin Tarantino does•Recover when you hit the wall-and overcome writers block foreverFrom the Trade Paperback edition.