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Writing Movies: The Practical Guide to Creating Stellar Screenplays Paperback – 5 Sep 2006

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  • Paperback: 387 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc; 1st U.S. Ed edition (5 Sept. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781596911451
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596911451
  • ASIN: 159691145X
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 2.9 x 21.1 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,968,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Instructors from the nation's most popular writing school share their insights into how to perfect the craft of screenwriting, covering such fundamentals as plot, character, dialogue, point of view, theme, setting, voice, and more and analyzing five outstanding sample screenplays--Tootsie and The Shawshank Redemption, among others. Original.

About the Author

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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