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A generation of screenwriters has used Syd Field's bestselling books to ignite successful careers in film. Now the celebrated producer, lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author has updated his classic guide for a new generation of filmmakers, offering a fresh insider's perspective on the film industry today. From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script, here are easily understood guidelines to help aspiring screenwriters--from novices to practiced writers--hone their craft. Filled with updated material--including all-new personal anecdotes and insights, guidelines on marketing and collaboration, plus analyses of recent films, fromAmerican BeautytoLord of the Rings--Screenplaypresents a step-by-step, comprehensive technique for writing the screenplay that will succeed in Hollywood. Discover: *Why the first ten pages of your script are crucially important *How to visually "grab" the reader from page one, word one *Why structure and character are the essential foundation of your screenplay *How to adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a screenplay *Tips on protecting your work--three legal ways to claim ownership of your screenplay *The essentials of writing great dialogue, creating character, building a story line, overcoming writer's block, getting an agent, and much more. With this newly updated edition of his bestselling classic, Syd Field proves yet again why he is revered as the master of the screenplay--and why his celebrated guide has become the industry's gold standard for successful screenwriting.
This perforated-page workbook for students learning to write screenplays includes numerous worksheets, charts, and fill-in lists designed to help students focus on essential aspects of the screenplay. Worksheets are provided for concept creation, character development and relationships, plot structure, plot points, character arc, and scenes. Online resources are listed and described. The authors are screenplay writers. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
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 didn't 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 writer's block foreverFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
RICHARD BRANSON, one of the world's most famous and admired business leaders, argues that it's time to turn capitalism upside down-to shift our values from an exclusive focus on profit to also caring for people, communities and the planet As he writes: "It's a vibrant and definite sea change from the way business was always done, when financial profit was a driving force. Today, people aren't afraid to say, Screw business as usual!-and show they mean it. "It's amazing how I keep coming across the same message, from bustling global cities to the townships of South Africa to small villages in India to G8 climate conferences. "It's no coincidence that so many people are talking about the same thing. There's a real buzz in the air. Change is happening. "People often associate me with challenges, with trying to break records while sailing the Atlantic or flying in a jet stream in a balloon or going into space with Virgin Galactic. But this book isn't just about fun and adventure and exceeding one's wildest dreams. It's a different kind of business book. It's about revolution. My message is a simple one: business as usual isn't working. In fact, business as usual is wrecking this planet. Resources are being used up; the air, the sea, the land are all heavily polluted. The poor are getting poorer. Many are dying of starvation or because they can't afford a dollar a day for lifesaving medicine. "But my message is not all doom and gloom. I will describe how I think business can help fix things and create a more prosperous world for everyone. I happen to believe in business because I believe that business is a force for good. By that I mean that doing good is good for business. "
The superb follow-up to Eoin Colfer's highly acclaimed PLUGGED, written with the warmth and wit of his Artemis Fowl series. Dan McEvoy doesn't set out to get into violent confrontations with New Jersey's gangster overlords but he's long since found that once you're on their radar, there's only one way to slip off it. So he's learned his own way to fight back, aiming to outwit rather than kill unless he really has no choice. But when Dan's glam step-gran Edit shows up on the hunt for his dishevelled aunt Evelyn, it quickly becomes clear that family can provide the deadliest threat of all. In a city of gun-happy criminals, bent cops and a tough-talking woman detective whose inspires terror and lust in equal measure, Dan may just have reached the point where sharp wit won't cut the mustard. But can he play the heavies at their own game?
(From the book cover) The War Is On: Fight for Your Democratic Birthright The American middle class is on its deathbed. Ordinary folks who put in a solid day's work can no longer afford to buy a house, send their kids to college, or even get sick. If you're not a CEO, you're probably screwed. Air America host Thom Hartmann shows how the American middle class that was so carefully constructed by our country's founding fathers has been systematically dismantled over the past quarter-century, and, under the guise of "freeing" the market, replaced by a system designed to line the pockets of the super-rich and corporations. Hartmann shows that it's not too late to return to the America our founders envisioned. Democracy requires a fair playing field. It will survive only if We the People stand up, speak out, and reclaim our democratic birthright.
C.S. Lewis uses his tremendous imagination to consider how Christians are tempted. He writes letters from a senior tempter to a junior tempter.
The night before his thirteenth birthday, Billy Christmas runs away from home in stodgy St. Louis and rides off to the Wild West, where he becomes Scrib, letter writer for lovelorn cowboys and wild-eyed outlaws. Here is Scrib's own story, told in bubbling prose and babbling epistles, an ambling tale set in 1863, as Scrib travels his rounds on his horse Gabe, befriending all and running into deadly danger along the way. This is probably the funniest, most outrageous cowboy story you will ever read. With the cleverness of Mark Twain at his best, the hilarity of a Mel Brooks movie, and the fast-moving speed of a train wreck, this is the Old West as it may not have been -- but should have!
Addresses, essays and lectures by Ephron on mass media today.
A Must-Have Companion for Every Student Beginning LatinScribblers, Scvlptors, and Scribes is the first collection of entirely authentic, unadapted, unsimplified classical Latin texts that beginning students, from the very first day of their introduction to Latin, can read, enjoy, and profit from. These selections provide a wide range of insights into not just the minds of Rome's movers and shakers-her politicians and gen- erals, philosophers and great poets-but also into the daily lives of the Average Joe and Jane Roman.Beginning with simple graffiti, Scribblers, Sculptors, and Scribes moves toward longer inscriptions and literary texts as students progress. Designed to accompany the bestselling Wheelock's curriculum, its 40 chapters are linked with the 40 chapters of Wheelock's Latin, but the book's readings and design features make it suitable for use alongside any introductory college or high school Latin textbook. Packed with hundreds of actual Latin inscriptions, proverbs, and literary texts, this unique textbook also includes dozens of photos and illustrations, maps, discussion and comprehension questions, grammar capsules, a Latin-English vocabulary section, a summary of forms, and much more.
The Scribe: Silas portrays a biblical character's telling of the gospel of Jesus as well as his own life.
This book examines the theology and ethics of land use, especially the practices of modern industrialized agriculture, in light of critical biblical exegesis. Nine interrelated essays explore the biblical writers' pervasive concern for the care of arable land against the background of the geography, social structures, and religious thought of ancient Israel. This approach consistently brings out neglected aspects of texts, both poetry and prose, that are central to Jewish and Christian traditions. Rather than seeking solutions from the past, Davis creates a conversation between ancient texts and contemporary agrarian writers; thus she provides a fresh perspective from which to view the destructive practices and assumptions that now dominate the global food economy. The biblical exegesis is wide-ranging and sophisticated; the language is literate and accessible to a broad audience.
Finally, a topical guide to the Bible that's as easy to use as a dictionary! Are you struggling with grief? Searching for God's comforting mercy and grace? Trying to learn how to raise your children in the Lord's way? Wouldn't you like to have the most significant verses from the Bible on those topics right at your fingertips? Well, now you do! Compiled by Merry Graham and Rachel Bye, international leaders of A Passion to Pray ministry, Scriptures at Your Fingertips is a handy, quick-reference guide that immediately offers what God's Word says on more than two hundred important prayer topics, such as... Anger Children Depression Forgiveness Finances Health Heaven Marriage Parenting Purpose Sleep Stress War Work And 186 more! Comprised of more than two thousand verses from several popular Bible versions and organized with bold headings for quick identification, this book is an excellent tool for teachers, writers, pastors, and anyone who loves the Scriptures. And because the topics are arranged in alphabetical order, they're so easy to find. Perfect for beginning Bible students or for seasoned prayer warriors, this book is a must-have for people on the go or those who want to get more out of their prayer lives. Maximize your prayer time, and minimize your research time by having the Scriptures at your fingertips!
The modern day proverbs tucked into the pages of this book, like the commandments, are pearls of wisdom that God shares with us, not to restrain or constrain us, but to give us the discipline we need to be truly free. Scripture's Way to Live Each Day combines insightful messages and meaningful passages from Scripture with delightful illustrations from R.W. Alley to bring guidance to everyday living.
A story paralleling the journey of Juana la Loca of Spain and a modern girl.
In The Scrolls of the Ancients, Newcomb takes his spellbinding saga of magic and adventure to harrowing new heights as Prince Tristan and his twin sister, Shailiha, face an ancient evil that threatens to bring death--or a corruption worse than death--to all that lives.
Carrie adores riding Red Robin. He is a perfect pony in every way and she is heartbroken when he has to be sold as her father loses his job and the family move into a small cottage. But when she tidies up the little stable at the bottom of their new garden, the next-door farmer surprises her with a new pony to live there. There's just one problem: Carrie can't stand the thin, muddy, dirty, scruffy pony. He's so ugly she nicknames him Rabbit - but can the unloved little pony work his way into Carrie's heart?
"Scruples is the novel that created publishing history, the first-and widely acknowledged to be the very best-novel ever written about the staggeringly luxurious life of a Beverly Hills boutique and the people who work in it. "Scruples was translated into twenty languages and made Rodeo Drive famous around the world. "The New York Post said that ""Scruples was born to be a smash bestseller. . . It has more inside information about the worlds of high fashion and Hollywood than you'd find in a dozen manuals. " With "Scruples, Judith Krantz earned her reputation as a blazingly talented and original storyteller. she takes her readers behind the scenes of wealthy and fame to show them the real people and the real emotions that exist at the core of even the most high-powered lives. "Scruples is the leader of her #1 best-selling novels. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
A guide to completing the SCUBA diving merit badge for Boy Scouts.
Meant for "bigger things," Scuffy the Tugboat sets off to explore the world. But on his daring adventure Scuffy realizes that home is where he'd rather be, sailing in his bathtub.
David Henderson's biography of Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child of the Aquarian Age -- first published in hardcover in 1978 -- was described by Greil Marcus of Rolling Stone as "[t]he strongest and most ambitious biography yet written about any rock and roll performer."
What's in a name? Using the example of a famous monster from Greek myth, this book challenges the dominant view that a mythical symbol denotes a single, clear-cut 'figure' and proposes instead to define the name 'Scylla' as a combination of three concepts - sea, dog and woman - whose articulation changes over time. While archaic and classical Greek versions usually emphasize the metaphorical coherence of Scylla's components, the name is increasingly treated as a well-defined but also paradoxical construct from the late fourth century BCE onward. Proceeding through detailed analyses of Greek and Roman texts and images, Professor Hopman shows how the same name can variously express anxieties about the sea, dogs, aggressive women and shy maidens, thus offering an empirical response to the semiotic puzzle raised by non-referential proper names.
A 2 in 1 collection of Yada Yada Prayer books authored by Neta Jackson.
Published in 1885, this is the biography of famed Cherokee Indian, Se-Quo-Yah, the inventor of the Cherokee alphabet.
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