5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 4 April 2009
The book is well written and if you're a fan of the movies discussed then it's very entertaining as there are a lot of anecdotes and in depth interviews with the writer/directors. I wouldn't really call what Field does with these films an analysis though. They're more like entertaining essays from a well informed fan.
I was expecting an act by act, character arc breakdown in digestible bullet points and while these are mentioned it is in a much more conversational rather than educational tone.
An entertaining read.
1 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on 21 August 2001
...it's quite confuse for me. Lots interviews; what's scripts look like and example (Thelma & Louise; Terminator 2; The Silence of the Lambs; Dances with Wolves) If you look for become screenwriter, step-to-step or sell your screenplay - this book is not for you. Yes, this book confuse me but a bit understood what Sdy Field's interviews about. Argh.