Save the Cat Goes to the Indies

Save the Cat  Goes to the Indies Author Salva Rubio
ISBN-10 0984157662
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 328
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In his best-selling book, Save the Cat!(r) Goes to the Movies, Blake Snyder provided 50 beat sheets to 50 films, mostly studio-made. Now his student, Salva Rubio, applies Blake s principles to 50 celebrated non-studio films (again with 5 beat sheets for each of Blake s 10 genres). From international sensations like The Blair Witch Project topromising debuts like Pi, from small films that acquired cult status like Texas Chain Saw Massacre to Euro-blockbusters like The Full Monty, from unexpected gems like Before Sunrise to textbook classics such as The 400 Blows, from Dogville to Drive and Boogie Nights to Cinema Paradiso, here are 50 movies that fit both the independent label and Blake Snyder s 15 beats. You ll find beat sheets for works from Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, David Lynch, Roman Polanski, Danny Boyle, David Mamet, Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Sofia Coppola, Stephen Frears, David Hare, Stanley Kubrick, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, and the Coen Brothers, among other renowned writers and directors. You ll see how hitting the beats creates a story that resonates for audiences the world over. Why is this important? Because it gives both writers and moviegoers a language to analyze film and understand how filmmakers can effectively reach audiences. And especially if you are a writer, this book reveals how screenwriters who came before you tackled the same challenges you are facing with the film you want to write or the one you are currently working on."



Save the Cat Goes to the Movies

Save the Cat  Goes to the Movies Author Blake Snyder
ISBN-10 9781615930012
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 287
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In the long-awaited sequel to his surprise bestseller, "Save the Cat!," author and screenwriter Snyder returns to form in a fast-paced follow-up that proves why his is the most talked-about approach to screenwriting in years.



Save the Cat

Save the Cat Author Blake Snyder
ISBN-10 9781615930005
Release 2005-05
Pages 195
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This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!



The Thirty Six Dramatic Situations

The Thirty Six Dramatic Situations Author Mike Figgis
ISBN-10 9780571305056
Release 2017-05-30
Pages 200
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The original 36 Dramatic Situations was written in in French by Georges Polti in the 1850s. Polti synthesised all drama as belonging to combinations of 36 situations. In the book he illustrates each 'situation' with examples from classical and French theatre. When Mike Figgis used the book as an aid in putting together a treatment for a film, he found that his landscape of creativity had altered quite radically and ideas came forth with relative ease.He realised that Polti's book was system of reference which could be a powerful tool for writers. So he began updating all of the references, moving the focus away from theatre and focussing primarily on cinema. In the first half, each 'Dramatic Situation' is laid out under the 36 headings. The specific 'Situation' is then explained more fully, followed by an example from a specific film, accompanied by an explanation of how the device is used in the film. In the second half of the book there are a series of charts which analyse 150 great films (of all genres) based on the 36 situations.



Save the Cat Strikes Back

Save the Cat  Strikes Back Author Blake Snyder
ISBN-10 0984157603
Release 2009
Pages 181
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Inspired by questions from workshops, lectures, and emails, Blake Snyder provides new tips and techniques to help screenwriters create stories that resonate.



The Islands

The Islands Author Albert Alberts
ISBN-10 0870233858
Release 1983
Pages 137
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The islands described in this highly original collection of stories are divorced from the particularities of locale. They are a symbolic setting for those whom Herman Melville called "isolatoes"--people who live with constant loneliness, who occasionally break out of it, but who often encounter tragedy when they make an attempt. With a taut prose style, Alberts treats the modern theme of estrangement in memorable tales of discovery, surprise, death, and love. Equal to the highest standards of contemporary fiction, the stories in this book bring to the English-speaking world the writing of one of the outstanding Dutch writers of Indonesia.



The Writer s Process

The Writer s Process Author Anne Janzer
ISBN-10 9780986406249
Release 2017-03-17
Pages 140
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Want to be a better writer? Perfect your writing process. Process is a vital, unsung writing skill. For example, do you fear the blank page? You may be skipping the essential early phases of writing. Do you generate swarms of ideas but never publish anything? You need strategies to focus and persist to the finish. Master the inner game of writing The Writer’s Process combines proven practices of successful authors with cognitive science research about how our minds work. When you learn to work with your brain instead of against it, you’ll get more done and have more fun. You’ll learn: How to invite creativity and flow into the writing process Why separating the writing process into different steps makes you more productive How to overcome writer’s block, distractions, and negative feedback How to make time for writing in a busy, interrupt-driven life The Writer’s Process is a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award winner and an Indie Reader Approved selection. Praise for The Writer’s Process “This book should be mandatory reading for any serious writer.” - M.D.H. “I nearly highlighted the whole thing!” - B.T “Highly recommended. Worth multiple reads.” - J.C.



Ginger the Gangster Cat

Ginger the Gangster Cat Author Frank Kusy
ISBN-10 9780957585157
Release 2013-12-30
Pages 125
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**THE AMAZON #1 BESTSELLER IN HUMOUR, ANIMAL & CAT BOOKS** Gold Medal Winner of the Wishing Shelf Awards 2015, Ginger the Gangster Cat and his endearing sidekick Sparky have enchanted children (and cat lovers) of all ages. Whether the two friends are setting forth on an exciting adventure to Spain, engaging in comic capers with Ben the dog, or simply relaxing in their hometown in Surrey, their stories are full of charm and whimsy. This latest edition of Frank Kusy’s popular novel features beautiful art from Maggie Raynor, making it a must-have for every child's library. Praise for Ginger the Gangster Cat: “A fantastically fun story for kids – and adults too!” THE WISHING SHELF AWARDS “We enjoyed reading this, it’s very sweet and charming." RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS “An entertaining and enjoyable little story, with a great plot and endearing well-drawn characters.” AWESOME INDIES “Ginger the Gangster Cat is light-hearted and humorous, with an underlying tongue-in-cheek satirical view of life. A feline ‘Get Carter’, with attitude, springs to mind.’ HARPER COLLINS “This is a book chock-full of charm, humour, sensitivity and comic capers. Throughout the story, there is a very clever interweaving of down-to-earth sit-com moments with more weighty, poignant situations. The fact that these never clash are a testament to the author’s writing skill.” PENPRESS “Perfect to read to children of any age and then sneak away and read it yourself.” “My kids (6 and 8) were literally roaring with laughter as I read this to them at bed time.” “Ginger and his beloved little friend, Sparky, are two of the most endearing cat characters I've ever come across - and I've been enjoying animal stories for over fifty years, so that's saying a lot. Although this posts as a story for children, I found it to be an exceptional book for any age. Buy it, read it, you'll love it!”



Something Startling Happens

Something Startling Happens Author Todd Klick
ISBN-10 1615930590
Release 2011
Pages 200
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Everyone knows you need a beginning, a middle, and an end. But then what? What about all the in-betweens between major plot points? For the first time, Something Startling Happens breaks down what successful movies do exactly the same during every single minute, and how industry professionals can use that knowledge to elevate the drama in their screenplay or movie. • 120 distinct, minute-by-minute story beats keep writers from getting 'lost in the soup.' • Easy-to-remember catch phrases for each minute beat. • 42 successful movies of all genres are used as examples, including: Star Wars, Forrest Gump, Being John Malkovich, The Godfather, Rashomon, Halloween, Jaws, Juno, Knocked Up, The Matrix, Pulp Fiction, The Sixth Sense, and Spider-Man.



The Help

The Help Author Kathryn Stockett
ISBN-10 9780141973326
Release 2011-09-29
Pages 464
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Film tie-in edition of the massive word-of-mouth hit novel, first published by Fig Tree in 2009 - to accompany the major new film starring Sissy Spacek, Allison Janney, Bryce Dallas Howard and Emma Stone. Enter a vanished and unjust world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren't trusted not to steal the silver... There's Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son's tragic death; Minny, whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue; and white Miss Skeeter, home from College, who wants to know why her beloved maid has disappeared. Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny. No one would believe they'd be friends; fewer still would tolerate it. But as each woman finds the courage to cross boundaries, they come to depend and rely upon one another. Each is in search of a truth. And together they have an extraordinary story to tell... The other side of Gone with the Wind - and just as unputdownable Sunday Times A big, warm girlfriend of a book The Times Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird has changed lives. Its direct descendent The Help has the same potential...an astonishing feat of accomplishment Daily Express



Knitting from the North

Knitting from the North Author Hilary Grant
ISBN-10 0857833294
Release 2016-10
Pages 144
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Knitting from the North has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Knitting from the North also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Knitting from the North book for free.



The Filmmaker s Book of the Dead

The Filmmaker s Book of the Dead Author Danny Draven
ISBN-10 9781317439080
Release 2015-10-05
Pages 456
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Produce, direct, promote and sell your own chilling horror film with real-world advice from award-winning producer/director/writer Danny Draven! The second edition is completely updated with information on new technology, new exclusive interviews with industry pros, new photos and samples from the production of recent horror movies, new behind-the-scenes video, information on modern distribution methods and delivery and more! From the history of horror and the technique of the scare to pre-production and distribution, this complete, full-color guide to filmmaking uncovers all the insider secrets for creating your own spine-tingling horror film from start to finish. The 2nd Edition features all NEW interviews from industry professionals such as: Mick Garris (Sleepwalkers, Bag of Bones, Desperation, The Stand) John Ottman (Composer/Editor of X:Men: Days of Future Past, The Usual Suspects) Mark Ordesky & Jane Fleming (Producers of Lovely Molly, Exists) Kane Hodder (Jason from the Friday the 13th, part 7 to 10, Hatchet) Tibor Takacs (Director of The Gate, Spiders 3D, Megasnake) John Debney (Composer of Predators, Sin City, End of Days) Jojo Draven (Composer of Ghost Month, Reel Evil) Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Weird Science) Mike Mendez (Director of The Gravedancers, Big Ass Spider!) Neal Marshall Stevens (Screenwriter of Thir13en Ghosts, Hellraiser: Deader) Chris Alexander (Editor in Chief of Fangoria Magazine) Jessica Cameron (Actress/Director of Truth or Dare) Denise Gossett (Founder of Shriekfest Film Festival) A newly updated companion website that features: *Behind the scenes videos for films films such as Puppet Master, Blood Dolls, Trancers, Subspecies, Reel Evil, Ghost Month and more! *A revised collection of horror movie trailers! * Sample scripts, schedules, storyboards, agreements and more! Other featured interviews include: James Wan (Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring) Robert Englund (Freddy from Nightmare on Elm Street) Robert Kurtzman (From Dusk Til Dawn) Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond, Dagon) Tom Savini (Night of the Living Dead) Lloyd Kaufman (Toxic Avenger) Charles Band (Parasite, Metalstorm, Ghoulies) John D. LeMay (Friday the 13th: The Series) David DeCoteau (Puppet Master 3, Sorority Babes in the Slimball Bowl-O-Rama) Debbie Rochon (Tromeo & Juliet) Reggie Bannister (Phantasm) Sam McCurdy (Director of Photography of Dog Soldiers, The Decent, The Hills Have Eyes 2) Nathan Barr (Composer of Hostel,True Blood, Hemlock Grove) Jim Dooley (Composer of When A Stranger Calls) Chuck Williams (Bubba Ho-Tep) Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast, Wizard of Gore) H.P. Lovecraft’s Notes on Writing Weird Fiction And many more...



Graceling

Graceling Author Kristin Cashore
ISBN-10 0547351275
Release 2009-09-07
Pages 480
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Kristin Cashore’s bestselling, award-winning fantasy Graceling tells the story of the vulnerable-yet-strong Katsa, a smart, beautiful teenager who lives in a world where selected people are given a Grace, a special talent that can be anything from dancing to swimming. Katsa’s is killing. As the king’s niece, she is forced to use her extreme skills as his thug. Along the way, Katsa must learn to decipher the true nature of her Grace… and how to put it to good use. A thrilling, action-packed fantasy adventure (and steamy romance!) that will resonate deeply with adolescents trying to find their way in the world. This ebook includes a sample chapter of BITTERBLUE.



American Pageant

American Pageant Author David M. Kennedy
ISBN-10 9781305537415
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 656
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THE AMERICAN PAGEANT enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, effective, and entertaining texts on American history. The colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and trademark wit bring American history to life. The 16th edition includes a major revision of Part Six (the period from 1945 to the present), reflecting recent scholarship and providing greater thematic coherence. The authors also condensed and consolidated material on the Wilson presidency and World War I (formerly Chapters 29 and 30) into a new single chapter. A new feature, “Contending Voices,” offers paired quotes from original historical sources, accompanied by questions that prompt students to think about conflicting perspectives on controversial subjects. Additional pedagogical aids make THE AMERICAN PAGEANT accessible to students: part openers and chapter-ending chronologies provide a context for the major periods in American history, while other features present additional primary sources, scholarly debates, and key historical figures for analysis. Available in the following options: THE AMERICAN PAGEANT, Sixteenth Edition (Chapters 1-41); Volume 1: To 1877 (Chapters 1-22); Volume 2: Since 1865 (Chapters 22-41). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet Author David Mitchell
ISBN-10 9781848945036
Release 2010-05-13
Pages 300
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The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller, from the author of CLOUD ATLAS and THE BONE CLOCKS. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010 Be transported to a place like no other: a tiny, man-made island in the bay of Nagasaki, for two hundred years the sole gateway between Japan and the West. Here, in the dying days of the 18th-century, a young Dutch clerk arrives to make his fortune. Instead he loses his heart. Step onto the streets of Dejima and mingle with scheming traders, spies, interpreters, servants and concubines as two cultures converge. In a tale of integrity and corruption, passion and power, the key is control - of riches and minds, and over death itself.



I Believe in a Thing Called Love

I Believe in a Thing Called Love Author Maurene Goo
ISBN-10 9780374304072
Release 2017-05-30
Pages 336
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A funny young adult novel about a Korean-American girl who uses K-Drama techniques to snag the boyfriend of her dreams. Desi Lee knows how carburetors work. She learned CPR at the age of five. As a high school senior, she has never missed a day of school and never had a B. But in her charmed school life, there's one thing missing—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s a known disaster in romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation magnet. When the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides it's time to tackle her flirting failures. She finds her answer in the Korean dramas her father has watched obsessively for years—in which the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. Armed with her “K Drama Rules for True Love,” Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos. All's fair in love and Korean dramas, right? But when the fun and games turn to feelings, Desi finds out that real-life love is about way more than just drama. Maurene Goo's I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE is a fun, heartwarming story of falling in love—for real. A Margaret Ferguson Book



Dating Your Character

Dating Your Character Author Marilyn R. Atlas
ISBN-10 1941071090
Release 2016-09-16
Pages 526
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Dating Your Character: A Sexy Guide to Screenwriting for Film and TV is based on the principle that interesting characters actually are co-creators in the writing process. It's organized into some of the standard stages in an evolving, romantic relationship, launched by a couple of chapters that encourage you to take some personal inventory: - Casting Your Ideal Character - The Meet Cute - The First Date - Serious Dating - Moving In Together - The First Fight - Making A Commitment - Hitched Or Ditched On the way to a kind of trust and growing intimacy, the structure of the book traces the first flush of excitement, any awkward hiccups in communication, and the recognition and reconciliation of your different POVs. Most books approach character development using a winnowing process involving general categorization and list-making. But, not much in the way of a truly in-depth synthesis of the collage of "facts" in the character's biography. The DYC method doesn't start from the outside in. It doesn't layer physical descriptions onto archetypal outlines, then color in the flaws and motivation to make that thumbnail sketch more personal. DYC focuses on the importance of the individuality of characters: their eccentricity, drive, and relative "basis in fact" - inspired in part by people you know or you yourself.