Screenwriter s Compass

Screenwriter's Compass presents a new way of approaching screenwriting, examining how effective screen storytelling must be grounded in the vivid imagining and presentation of character.

Author: Guy Gallo

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240818078

Category: Performing Arts

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Ever watch a movie, and despite great production value, fantastic action sequences, a great cast, etc, you come away thinking-I just didn't buy it. Chances are it was because you didn't care about the characters. Screenwriter's Compass presents a new way of approaching screenwriting, examining how effective screen storytelling must be grounded in the vivid imagining and presentation of character. Screenwriter's Compass will not offer formulas to follow but instead will give you the tools needed to chart your own path to screenwriting success. It details useful ways of thinking about writing, as well as practical ideas and concepts to help you discover the unique geography of your own imagination and navigate the problems posed by the struggle to express vision, agenda, and story. You'll learn how to root your writing in motivation and voice, to create screenplays that seduce and make your reader lean forward, and, most importantly, identify with your characters. * Guy Gallo brings well over twenty years of experience--both as a working screenwriter and as an instructor with a list of big-name students * ...including James Mangold (Girl Interrupted, Walk the Line), Greg Mottola (Superbad, Adventureland), Jeannine Dominy (Dangerous Beauty), and Christopher Zalla (Sundance Grand Jury 2007 for Sangre di mi sangre) * Shows screenwriters not just how to create characters, but how a screenplay emerges from these strong characters * Readers grow their understanding of their screenplays through Gallo's fresh interpretation of screenwriting

The Soul of Screenwriting

The Story Field : Four Compass Points As a result of many interactions and
reflections , a very small group of fundamental principles emerged . They formed
an irreducible core that became the basis of our seminars and of this book . 1 .
Stories ...

Author: Keith Cunningham

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131610466

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 478

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Screenwriting Tricks of the Trade

You have just purchased the finest harmonica ( or penknife or compass ) that
money can buy ! ' And I think that sentiment applies to Screenwriting Tricks of the
Trade . . . . Bill has proven himself to be the screenwriter ' s best friend and ...

Author: William Froug

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000026280515

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 156

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Unlocks the mysteries of commercially successful screen drama.

So You Want to be a Screenwriter

If the answers point you in new directions and you decide to change your original
course of action , then use these questions as a compass to guide you along the
way . The key is to claim your own truth , to visit the depth of your knowledge ...

Author: Sara C. Caldwell

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: UOM:39015050824104

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 223

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I wish I had this book when I first plunged into the screenwriting jungle... — Michele Rifkin, writer, Bone Chillers, ABC TV

Soviet Film

( 1987 ) . screenwriters Noodle ( 1988 ) , screenwriters The Three ( Fotan ) ( 1989
) , screenwriters and directors Woman of ... sleep - walkers . film is far from being
a closed compass and a protractor in his Scriptwriters and directors of structure .

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Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000009949177

Category: Motion pictures

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The Golden Compass

MAKING IT HAPPEN The Journey from Novel to Screenplay A Chris Weitz , the
screenwriter and director of The. Deborah was determined to get the project
made , but she was not prepared to compromise Pullman ' s vision . It was
important ...

Author: Brian Sibley

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 0545016150

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 77

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Documents the process of bringing The Golden Compass to life with exclusive cast and crew interviews, storyboards, production sketches, and on-set photos. Original.

The Compass

As any playwright , screenwriter , or television scribe knows , written material is
collateral . To them , the Compass royalty arrangement would seem unthinkable .
Actors , who only have their flesh to sell , take work when and where they get it .

Author: Janet Coleman

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: UCAL:B4379367

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 347

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Recreates the time, the place, the personalities and the magic of the Compass theatre workshop.

Library Journal

Writer ' s Compass . ... COMM In this companion to The Tools of Screenwriting ,
Howard , founding director of the graduate screenwriting program at the
University of Southern ... Alone in a Room : The Secrets of Professional
Screenwriters .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063375011

Category: Libraries

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Atlantic Monthly

In 2002, New Line commissioned the English playwright Tom Stoppard to write
the screenplay for The Golden Compass. As a playwright, Stoppard is drawn to
the dark and philosophical. His biggest success in Hollywood came from co-
writing ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131544251

Category: Arts

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The World of The Golden Compass

... the all - powerful religious body that wields total political power in the world of
Lyra , the heroine — [ screenwriter - director Chris Weitz ) said : “ In the books the
Magisterium is a version of the Catholic church gone wildly astray from its roots .

Author: Scott Westerfeld

Publisher: Borders Group Incorporated

ISBN: 0979233127

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 210

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Compass Points Building Your Story

A lively and comprehensive guide on the importance of structuring your plot with in-depth looks at different techniques and lots of practical advice, including at least one writing exercise in each chapter on topics such as building tension ...

Author: Kelly Lawrence

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781782796077

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 95

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A lively and comprehensive guide on the importance of structuring your plot with in-depth looks at different techniques and lots of practical advice, including at least one writing exercise in each chapter on topics such as building tension, staging drama, identifying and rectifying structural issues and internal and external plot journeys. So if you're struggling with structure or grappling with your plot points, this up-to-date and informative book is a terrific aid for both emerging and established writers alike.

A Dictionary of Cinema Quotations from Filmmakers and Critics

Author: Stephen M. Ringler

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015049997292

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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The cinema isn't a slice of life, it's a slice of cake--Alfred Hitchcock. If you make a popular movie, you start to think where have I failed?--Woody Allen. A film is the world in an hour and a half--Jean-Luc Godard. I think you have to be slightly psychopathic to make movies--David Cronenberg. This compendium contains over 3,400 quotations from filmmakers and critics discussing their craft. About 1,850 film people are included--Bunuel, Capra, Chaplin, Disney, Fellini, Fitzgerald, Griffith, Kael, Kurasawa, Pathe, Sarris, Schwarzenegger, Spielberg, Waters and Welles among them. The quotes are arranged under such topics as acting, audience, budget, directing, locations, reviews, screenwriting and special effects. Indexing by filmmaker (or critic), film titles and narrow subjects provides a rich array of points of access for both film fans and scholars.

Film Bulletin

... Vivian Blaine , Cherie Currie , Al Fann , Luca Bercovici ) : Compass
International production . Irwin Yablans executive producer , Charles Band
director , Alan J . Adler , Frank Levering and Michael Shoob screenwriters . 3D
sci - fi suspenser ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105008345857

Category: Motion picture industry

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The Writer s Compass

This book will show writers how to develop their ideas into a finished novel by working through it in 7 stages, while learning how to mapping out their story's progress and structure so they can evaluate and improve their work.

Author: Nancy Ellen Dodd

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1599631970

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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Map out your idea and finish your story in 7 stages! This book will show writers how to develop their ideas into a finished novel by working through it in 7 stages, while learning how to mapping out their story's progress and structure so they can evaluate and improve their work. It teaches writers to visualize their story's progress with a story map that helps them see all the different components of their story, where these components are going, and, perhaps most importantly, what's missing. The book simplifies Aristotle's elements of good writing (a.k.a. that each story should have a beginning, a middle and an end) into easily applicable concepts that will help writers improve their craft. The author helps readers strengthen their work by teaching them how to focus on one aspect of their story at a time, including forming stories and developing ideas, building strong structures, creating vibrant characters, and structuring scenes and transitions. Thought-provoking questions help writers more objectively assess their story's strengths and weaknesses so they may write the story they want to tell.

Intimate Strangers

Hef did not like any of the scripts submitted, so he dictated his life dramatis, point
by point, as a screenplay compass. He has long seen his earthbound existence
as a movie anyway, albeit one in which most of the action, wedding aside, ...

Author: Bill Zehme

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0385333749

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 382

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An irreverent compilation of celebrity and pop cultural profiles, originally written for Esquire, Rolling Stone, and other publications features a provocative look at Frank Sinatra, Tom Hanks, Jerry Seinfeld, Madonna, Eddie Murphy, Howard Stern, Woody Allen, and other notables, along with a firsthand account of the late-night feud between David Letterman and Jay Leno. Original.

New Statesman Society

( Hyperion ; distributed by Little , Brown , £ 25 ) , skilled and unemployed ,
categories that en All of this strikes a very welcome note in the Bob Thomas talks
to the film's scriptwriter , compass the majority of blacks . hushed halls of
hermeneutics .

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Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556021787874

Category: Great Britain

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The Complete Book of Scriptwriting

Another invaluable source is the MGM Library of Film Scripts , published by
Viking Compass Books . Available through this publisher are North by Northwest
, Ninotchka , Adam ' s Rib , Singin ' in the Rain , A Night at the Opera , and A Day
at ...

Author: J. Michael Straczynski

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:49015002950682

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 265

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Explains how to write and sell plays for television, radio, motion pictures, and the stage and surveys the characteristics and requirements of each medium