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on 5 June 2017
This is an excellent and sobering antidote to the 'yeah you can do it!' school of screenwriting books. Writing scripts borders on delusion and this book tells you how it is (from actual writers rather than self-appointed gurus) without diminishing what a great medium it is to write in.
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on 16 November 2010
Excellent and easy read, I zipped through this book eager for the next short anecdote about the film business. The writers have collated a great range of experienced screenwriters from classic and more modern films made. Some shockingly honest stories about getting in and doing business with Hollywood types, yet still quite inspirational - a definite eyeopener.
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on 6 November 2013
The majority of the interviews were insightful into the various writers' methods of working within, and dealing with the capricious nature of writing for film in, Hollywood.
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on 28 March 2011
This is a great book to skip through, jump around in and generally pick up to be entertained by some great stories and anecdotes from some of Hollywoods best screenwriters.

Some stories highlight the sheer luck involved in getting script to screen, whilst other are poignant, or funny, or sad.

All in all a great read (and a great price on Amazon).
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on 4 February 2013
I'd recommend this book to anyone who has the ambition to try and become a screenwriter. I wouldn't say that it's inspiring - the writers give you plenty of hard facts and never pretend that it's an easy ride. But you are certainly armed with knowledge about the nature of the business when you've read it.
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on 19 December 2015
Light, but entertaining.
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on 1 January 2016
Full of interest
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