"Three cheers for Bill Froug, who supports the creative art of screenwriting and
attacks the tired and outmoded 'structure workshop' approach. ... Brian Helgeland
(LA. Confidential, Payback), Nicholas Kazan (Reversal of Fortune, Fallen), Frank
Pierson (Dog Day Afternoon, Cool Hand Luke), Eric Roth (The Horse Whisperer,
Author: William Froug
Category: Performing Arts
A tapestry of Froug's essays and interviews with top screenwriters, producers, and directors. Once again, Froug proves that he can skilfully pull engaging thoughts from his interviewees and, with his own essays, can use both novice and seasoned screenwriters to rethink what they do. The essays are wide-ranging, covering such diverse subjects as creating your own talent, getting your scripts read, avoiding story-structure gurus, entering screenplay contests, a scene-by-scene look at the film Body Heat, Hollywood's rewrite panic, Hollywood's ephemeral enthusiasms, why rooting interest isn't necessary, the stop-start method for studying films, guarding your surprises, reinventing old ideas, and guilt as a writer's tool.