Writing Movies The Practical Guide to Creating Stellar Screenplays


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To break into the screenwriting game, you need a screenplay that is not just good, but great. Superlative. Stellar. Writing Movies provides everything you need to know to reach this level. And, like the very best teachers, Writing Movies is practical, accessible, and entertaining. Inside you'll find: —Explanations of the fundamental elements of screenwriting craft (plot, character, scenes, etc.) —Insight into such crucial (but seldom discussed) topics as description, voice, tone, and theme —Analysis of five brilliant screenplays—Die Hard, Thelma & Louise, Tootsie, Sideways, and The Shawshank Redemption —Strategies for breaking into the business; a guide to screenwriting format; assignments that strengthen your command of screenwriting craft; step-by-step tasks that take you from rough idea to polished script —Tie-ins to supplementary material at the book's website Written by Gotham Writers' Workshop expert instructors and edited by Dean of Faculty Alexander Steele, Writing Movies offers the same methods and exercises that have earned the school international acclaim.

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Founded in 1993 by Jeff Grae and David Fligelman, Gotham Writers' Workshop is the leading writing school in New York and in the United States. Based in New York City, it reaches more writing students than any other school, offering more than 400 courses to 6,000 students each year. Its distinctive technique has won raves from alumni and from the media. Gotham has published two previous books with Bloomsbury, the very popular Guide to Writing Fiction and Fiction Gallery.

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  • Gotham Writers' Workshop is America's leading private creative writing school, offering classes in New York City and on the web at WritingClasses.com. The school's interactive online classes, selected "Best of the Web" by Forbes, have attracted thousands of aspiring writers from across the United States and more than sixty countries.

    Alexander Steele serves as dean of faculty of Gotham Writers' Workshop. He has written numerous plays, screenplays, and nonfiction pieces, and has published seventeen books for children. He lives in New York City.
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