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on 26 January 2013
I was told to get this book by my Uni tutors, and I expected a lot from "The Guru of Screenwriting" but, to be honest, I found that the man just rambled chapter after chapter, sharing his own opinion and nothing else.
I disagree with most of what he says, and find he only really follows very typical, simple, formulaic screenplays. He sets up rules, these rules that he backs up very poorly and rules that are very clearly based on his own personal preferences, and does not seem to care that many of the best films, commercially and critically, do not follow his rules.
The whole book stinks of a man who has never wrote a successfull screneplay himself.