Screen Plays: How 25 Screenplays Made It to a Theater Near You--for Better or Worse by David Cohen
Screen Plays: How 25 Screenplays Made It to a Theater Near You--for Better or Worse
Author: David Cohen
Title: Screen Plays: How 25 Screenplays Made It to a Theater Near You--for Better or Worse
ISBN10: 0061431575
ISBN13: 978-0061431579
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: It Books; Reprint edition (February 10, 2009)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1245 kb
Size epub: 1269 kb
Rating: 4.2 ✪
Votes: 328
Category: Business & Money
Subcategory: Industries

Every green-lighted screenplay travels a long and harrowing road from idea to script to celluloid. In this fascinating survey of contemporary film craft, David Cohen of Script and Variety magazines interviews screenwriters from across the board—Oscar winners and novices alike—to explore what sets blockbuster successes apart from downright disasters. Tracing the fortunes of twenty-five films, including Troy, Erin Brockovich, Lost in Translation, and The Aviator, Cohen offers valuable insider access to the back lots and boardrooms, to the studio heads and directors, and to the overcaffeinated screenwriters themselves. Full of critical clues on how to sell a script—and avoid seeing it destroyed before the director calls "Action!"—Screen Plays is a book that both the aspiring screenwriter and curious cinephile will find irresistible.