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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.
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on 16 February 2014
You might not ever watch a film the same way again after reading this masterly text.
Field talks us through structure, dialogue, characterisation and much more by using well-known films as examples.
A very excellent book. Party on!
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on 30 March 2015
Superb service. Written by the screen writer genius of Syd Field.
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on 23 August 2016
Great book, easy informative read.
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on 27 March 2015
All good:)
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on 10 September 2003
Syd Field is a respected individual in Hollywood - His knowledge is indespensible for people who want to break into this type of work - If you're a writer who wants to write great stuff but also want to correct any past errors or bad writing habbits then this is a great book - Its completely in depth and covers the screenwriting process from start to finish - Syd writes in an easy informative way while also being very entertaining and giving classic Hollywood movie examples - The book is nearly 400 pages long and a worthy purchase for any screenwriter (Amateur or professional.). Its like a complete screenwriting course in book format.
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on 14 May 2016
A must-have book for aspiring screenwriters!
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on 16 February 2013
A Christmas present for my son who is writing a play for television. He has had a course with an expert
in Hong Kong, where he lives, and rated this book highly.
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on 17 September 2013
Well written, each critical point well thought through, and very useful information provided. I read it with ease and gratification.
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on 11 February 2014
I found this book really useful in focusing my ideas and ensuring that I get the basics right. Thoroughly recommended.
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