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    Dialog is one of the best known, and obvious, elements in a film. But the language of cinema is more subtle and sophisticated than dialog alone. From Metropolis to Kill Bill, this remarkable reference guide reveals 100 of the most potent storytelling tools of the medium, compelling cinematic devices beyond dialog for screenwriters and directors to pump up action, develop characters and energize a motion picture’s plot.

    Here’s what you’ll learn:

    17 basic building blocks of cinematic language
    100 examples of cinematic techniques that create layering and more powerful scenes
    100 definitions of cinematic tools
    How to use sound, picture and camera motion as storytelling devices
    How to show character change without using dialog
    How filmmakers marry story and technique
    All this and more illustrated by over 500 frame grabs and 76 script excerpts from the most memorable moments in film history.

    The mastery of cinematic storytelling unites all successful film artists who share a fluency in the sight, sound and motion of movies. If you want to take your screenplay or your film appreciation to a higher level, this book will get you there.


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    He’s made millions of dollars selling screenplays. Now “one of Hollywood’s most successful spec screenwriters” tells all in this fast, funny and candid look inside the movie business. Save the Cat is just one of many iron-clad rules for making your ideas more marketable and your script more satisfying and saleable, including:

    • The four elements of every winning logline
    • The seven immutable laws of screenplay physics
    • The 10 genres that every movie ever made can be categorized by and why they’re important to your script
    • Why your hero must serve your Idea
    • Mastering the beats
    • Creating the “perfect beast” by using… ‘The Board’
    • And how to get back on track with proven rules for script repair

    This ultimate insider’s guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a showbiz veteran who’s proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat.


    Save the Cat by: Blake Snyder $22.95 $17.21
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    Building Conflict in Your Script.

    “My writing partners are Freud, Jung and Campbell…who are you working with now?”

    Hitchcock once said: “Drama is just human life with all the boring parts cut out.”

    This book will help you tap into these great psychological resources to learn how to write and reflect real human drama.

    William Indick, who lives in Brooklyn, NY, is a screenwriter, author and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Dowling College.

     


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    An analysis of over 50 US and foreign films in every cinematic genre, including drama, westerns, horror, action-adventure, romance, comedy, romantic comedy, suspense-thriller and fantasy-science fiction. It reveals why some films continue to touch and connect with audiences.