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Save the Cat!: The Only Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need Paperback – 14 May 2005

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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions; First Edition edition (14 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932907009
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932907001
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 1.3 x 22.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 184 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"One of the most comprehensive and insightful how-to's out there. Save the Cat! is a must-read for both the novice and the professional screenwriter." - Todd Black, Producer, Hope Springs, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, The Pursuit of Happyness, The Weather Man, Antwone Fisher "Want to know how to be a successful writer in Hollywood? The answers are here. Blake Snyder has written an insider's book that's informative -- and funny, too." - David Hoberman, Producer, Muppets Most Wanted (2014), The Muppets, The Shaggy Dog, Raising Helen, Walking Tall, Monk (TV) "You'd have to look far and wide to find a better book to help you achieve your goals. Quite simply one of the most practical guides to writing mainstream spec scripts on the market." - Screentalk Magazine

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He's made millions of dollars selling screenplays to Hollywood and now screenwriter Blake Snyder tells all. "Save the Cat" is just one of Snyder's many ironclad rules for making your ideas more marketable and your script more satisfying - and saleable, including: the four elements of every winning logline; the seven immutable laws of screenplay physics; the ten genres and why they're important to your movie; why your Hero must serve your idea; and, how to get back on track with ironclad and proven rules for script repair. This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by an industry veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat. It helps you learn the seven immutable laws of screenplay physics, and discover 10 genres and why they're important. It also helps you to get back on track with ironclad and proven rules for script repair.


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