The Four Magic Questions of Screenwriting

Offers a technique for composing, writing, and editing a screenplay based on four questions about the main character's underlying motivations and goals.

Author: Marilyn Horowitz

Publisher: Artmar Productions

ISBN: 0979908949

Category: Performing Arts

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Offers a technique for composing, writing, and editing a screenplay based on four questions about the main character's underlying motivations and goals.

Now Write Screenwriting

She's written five books on screenwriting, including her latest, The Four Magic
Questions of Screen writing. When I sold my first novel and was asked to adapt it
into a screenplay, it seemed impossible even though I was a film-school graduate
 ...

Author: Sherry Ellis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101486078

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

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An essential handbook featuring never-before-published writing exercises from the acclaimed screenwriters of Raging Bull, Ali, Terminator 2, Fame, Groundhog Day, Cape Fear, "Lost", "True Blood", "The Shield", and many other hit films and television shows. Now Write! Screenwriting-the latest addition to the Now Write! writing guide series-brings together the acclaimed screenwriters of films like the Oscar-winning Raging Bull, Oscar- nominated Ali, era-defining blockbuster Terminator 2, musical classic Fame, hit series "Lost" "True Blood" and "The Shield," Groundhog Day, Cape Fear, Chicken Run, Reversal of Fortune, Before Sunrise, Mystic Pizza, Indecent Proposal, and many more, to teach the art of the story. *Learn about why it is sometimes best to write what you don't know from Christina Kim ('Lost') *Find out how Stephen Rivele (Ali, Nixon) reduces his screenplay ideas down to their most basic elements, and uses that as a writing guide *Learn why you should focus on your character, not your plot, when digging yourself out of a plot home from Danny Rubin (Groundhog Day) *Take tips from Karey Kirkpatrick (Chicken Run, The Spiderwick Chronicles) on how to give an inanimate object intense emotional significance *Let Kim Krizan (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset) teach you how to stop your internal critic dead in his tracks This lively and easy-to-read guide will motivate both aspiring and experienced screenwriters. No other screenwriting book offers advice and exercises from this many writers of successful, iconic films.

How to Write a Screenplay in 10 Weeks

Used as a textbook at New York University for over 10 years, How to Write a Screenplay in 10 Weeks Using the Horowitz System teaches screenwriters to better fulfill their creative vision by giving them a clear, focused method.

Author: Marilyn Horowitz

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1466317515

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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The Horowitz System shows how to turn an idea into the first draft of a screenplay in 10 weeks or less - 80 percent of students who have used the method have completed original, well-structured scripts, many of which have gone on to win screenplay competitions, be optioned, or get produced. Used as a textbook at New York University for over 10 years, How to Write a Screenplay in 10 Weeks Using the Horowitz System teaches screenwriters to better fulfill their creative vision by giving them a clear, focused method. The Horowitz System uses a series of intuitive, visual exercises combined with a nonlinear approach to traditional three-act structure the result is an organic, finely tuned first draft with high stakes and memorable characters.

Rocliffe Notes for Screenwriters

A Professional Approach For Screenwriters and Writer-Directors Farah
Abushwesha ... Great •Lucy VHay– various books on writing • MarilynHorowitz –
HowtoWrite aScreenplay in10Weeks, The Four Magic Questions of Screenwriting
(books ...

Author: Farah Abushwesha

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781843444282

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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Rocliffe Notes for Screenwriters is a compendium for scriptwriters and filmmakers which brings together tips and opinions from over 140 film and TV industry professionals, and provides a step-by-step, common-sense guide on how writers and writer-directors can best present themselves and their scripts to the industry. Including insider insights from award-winning industry players, it details their habits, scriptwriting processes, daily passions and preoccupations, whilst also looking at the nuts and bolts of the industry, aiming to motivate scriptwriters on their own creative journey, maximise networking opportunities and encourage a professional approach to scriptwriting. An essential armament in any writer's store, contributors include: Moira Buffini, Danny Huston, David Parfitt, Jack Thorne, Sarah Gavron, John Madden, John Yorke, Nik Powell, Peter Kosminsky, Christine Langan and Asif Kapadia.

Lew Hunter s Screenwriting 434

4. What's It Really About After most new writers talk about their ideas and stories ,
the magic question is " what's it about ? ” Too often surface responses follow . “
Two people fall in love in an impossible world . ” Or “ a variation on a mother deer
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Author: Lew Hunter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399529861

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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The conductor of UCLAUs legendary graduate workshop--Screenwriting 434--guides readers through every stage of the screenwriting process by actually having them write an original screenplay. "I heartily recommend (this book) for beginners and pros alike."--Steven Bochco.

21st Century Screenplay

fact inventing stories from scratch is a relatively recent idea, and for writers before
, after and including shakespeare, using an existing story was the norm, the issue
being ... For example: 'magic turned a poor servant into a glamorous, wealthy
person for a short time, after which things returned to normal. ... To find a good
twist ending, define the underlying assumptions of the fairytale and question
them.

Author: Linda Aronson

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1742690572

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 512

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A truly comprehensive overview of the craft of writing for contemporary film and video, by a multi-award winning screenwriter.

Screenwriting

4 . What ' s It Really About After most new writers talk about their ideas and
stories , the magic question is “ what ' s it about ? ” Too often surface responses
follow . " Two people fall in love in an impossible world . ” Or “ a variation on a
mother ...

Author: Lew Hunter

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: IND:30000044735896

Category: Cinema film authorship

Page: 351

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The author conveys his knowledge of screenwriting in a straightforward fashion and answers the important questions which have to be considered at each stage of the process. this may be found and the essential qualities which must be present. Fascinating tricks of the trade which are applied instinctively by the professionals - such as vertical and linear stories, believable unbelievabiltty, fourth walls and flashbacks, red herrings, time locks ond telescoping of time are revealed in order that the reader too can learn to utilize them to glve their work a professional feel. The author also covers such aspects as the building of characters, basic dos and don'ts, dialogue, discipline, timing, rewriting, polishing, ties and more.

David Mamet

31 Mamet remains active, directing, for example, the Los Angeles premiere of
Boston Marriage at the eighty-four-seat ... Mamet films—is a discussion of his
principles and practices of movie-making, from screenwriting to location shooting.
... The Three Magic Questions,” Mamet sets out one principle and three questions
.

Author: I. Nadel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230378728

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 294

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This comprehensive biography uses extensive theater and film archives to reveal Mamet's ideas on writing, acting, and directing, covering his beginnings in Chicago, his relationship to Judaism and reputation for machismo, as well as discussions of and excerpts from early plays and stories that have never before been referenced in print.

Script Magic

Very interesting things come out ! As screenwriters , it ' s important that we
program ourselves to dream of our story and characters before we go to bed .
Pose a question to your subconscious mind . The subconscious will always
answer , even ...

Author: Marisa D'Vari

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000066156799

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 191

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This antidote for writer's block is one from which both professional and aspiring creative writers can benefit. Readers will learn to tap into the rich creative resources of the subconscious mind to revitalize their writing.

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Reading awareness ; an audio - book program with music for beginning readers ;
created & written by Jacquelyn Reinach with Charles C . Walcutt , music & lyrics
... RICHARDS , JONATHAN F . Otis Buck , who don ' t give a damn ; a screenplay
by Jonathan Richards & Tad Richards . ... Contents : Side A - D : Modern
witchcraft - - Adult questions - - Black witchcraft - - White witchcraft . ... The magic
flute .

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119497654

Category: Copyright

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The Quiet Things

A wildly innovative book welcoming new and seasoned readers alike to the captivating world of screenwriting.

Author: Daphna Shull

Publisher:

ISBN: 198600855X

Category:

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A wildly innovative book welcoming new and seasoned readers alike to the captivating world of screenwriting. Seventeen-year old Rebecca doesn't know what a loving family feels like. Her mother died in a terrible car accident and her angry, workaholic father belittles her everyday. The only comfort Rebecca knows runs through her fingertips as she plays the piano and composes music privately. But now even this sanctuary isn

Going to the Movies

What makes a great movie great? ... An actor legendary? ... A screenplay extraordinary or just ordinary? Syd Field has spent a lifetime seeking answers to these questions.

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307569578

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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Featuring insights ... analysis ... great films and filmmakers from “the most-sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world” (The Hollywood Reporter). A life in film. An extraordinary career. An unforgettable story — from noted lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author Syd Field. What makes a great movie great? ... An actor legendary? ... A screenplay extraordinary or just ordinary? Syd Field has spent a lifetime seeking answers to these questions. His bestselling books on the art and craft of screenwriting have become the film industry’s gold standard. Now Syd Field tells his own remarkable story, sharing the insight and experience gleaned from an extraordinary career. Using classic movies from the past and present — from Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane to Andy and Larry Wachowski’s The Matrix — Field provides a guided tour of the basic elements common to all great films. Learn what makes La Grande Illusion a groundbreaking, timeless classic ... how Casablanca teaches one of the most important elements of creating memorable characters for the screen ... why Pulp Fiction might be one of the most influential films of our time. Discover the legendary filmmakers, films, and stars who shaped Field’s understanding of the medium.... Meet Jean Renoir, the great French director who steered his young Berkeley protégé away from medicine into film.... Watch a dazzling young Francis Ford Coppola as he directs his thesis film at UCLA.... Spend an amazing summer with Sam Peckinpah as he shares the screenwriting techniques behind his classic western The Wild Bunch. Rich in anecdote and insight, Going to the Movies will both entertain and inform, deepening every moviegoer’s appreciation of the magic behind the silver screen.

Newsweek

Well , that would be the magic question . ... I don't know what it would take for us
to actually rehearse these old songs . ... Stuck in the town that time night , and the
third baseman from the forgot - though the screenwriters have other team said ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123005261

Category:

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Real Screenwriting

Isolate the most interested person there and ask him a question related to your
story , such as " If the genie gave you the magic lamp and you had only one wish
, what would it be ? " Involve him and the others will follow . 7. Have an alternate
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Author: Ron Suppa

Publisher: Course Technology

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114533263

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 409

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This book covers the field of screenwriting in an enthusiastic, passionate, optimistic, but also (at times painfully) honest voice that cuts to the chase of the business of writing a screenplay. It also will cover areas that have only been marginally treated elsewhere -- such as the ins, outs, and hot tips on the art of pitching, developing contacts both in and out of Los Angeles and New York, using publicity to build your profile, the possibilities, pitfalls, and practical advantages to producing and/or directing it yourself, etc. It will use personal stories, anecdotes, and lessons learned as well as using topical and classic movie scripts to illustrate points of the art, craft, and business.

American Film

The erations with his special magic ; for serious first , and by far the most
important , is ... cinema , film ; and for comes the screenplay on which they any
who would enjoy a reminiscence that worked : “ Alfred Hitchcock ' s The Short
Night " ; then a full and ... and about his work , with all the questions that it has
JANUARY - FEBRUARY 1985 51 SPECIAL Book SECTION always raised
among critics , film buffs.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015009254551

Category: Motion pictures

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Macworld

... Gary , sets a The core of Dramatica Pro is the Stor compose a novel or
screenplay is deadly trap for Jack , ” leads to six potential ... 0 turn ; create
enough conflict situations , you through the questions . ... Plots Unlimited story , or
screenplay - offering instructi ners and Hemingways . seems like magic in a way
the develop ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015048225786

Category: Macintosh (Computer)

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Parkett

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in four instructions bound right into it work and an active historian of the field . ...
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specifically as they cunning , and for the ... recently , consultant to us question the
neat opposition becreamy , thick pages of this opulent Hollywood screenwriters
and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036222365

Category: Art

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The Soul of Screenwriting

To my mind , the only productive answer to this question is that both aspects are
necessary to articulate the meaning of the climax ... We may choose this either
because of the action potential of the Magic Flight motif , or because return from
the ...

Author: Keith Cunningham

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131610466

Category: Performing Arts

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ACM Multimedia Conference Proceedings 1996

To "tell a story" means to choose a medium for the telling and to construct it by
imparting some amount of editorial power over all the ... A storytelling system is
not a magic box which creatively makes up a story when asked (that would be
called a parent), ... These are the questions which my research attempts to
answer. ... [4, p. 46] [12] Yet, when a screenwriter writes a movie script, the linear
flow of the finished screenplay is finally achieved only through disciplined
nonlinear work.

Author: Acm

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0201921405

Category: Computers

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The ACM Multimedia Conference Proceedings presents an exciting mixture of technology and art. Papers and panels focus on virtual reality, multimedia databases, data compression, video and audio, and sample applications.