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The 21st-Century Screenplay: A Comprehensive Guide to Writing Tomorrow's Films
The 21st-Century Screenplay: A Comprehensive Guide to Writing Tomorrow's Films
by Linda Aronson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.27

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5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable for structure and more, 29 May 2011
This book is a huge help in that Linda Aronson really does pull together wide-ranging structures and show how they are related, and how they differ. Her analysis of films with complex structures is quite fascinating. And although she focuses on structure, her approach can also provide some unlocking of character through action. (Rather than action through character with is where many writers start. Not that that isn't a fine approach. Just that there is more than one way to skin a cat).

As a subsidiary plus, this book is a great clearinghouse of a lot of other screenplay gurus' advice. Linda Aronson references these works, which is a great help in seeking out information to help guide anyone looking for instruction in this area.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for insight into screenplay structure. I am actually rereading parts of it, it is so good!


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