The 21st-Century Screenplay: A Comprehensive Guide to Writing Tomorrow's Films

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The 21st-Century Screenplay is a comprehensive and highly practical screenwriting manual. An eagerly anticipated successor to the author's internationally acclaimed book Scriptwriting Updated, it covers classic to avant-garde scripts, from The African Queen and Tootsie to 21 Grams, Pulp Fiction, Memento, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Whether you want to write features, shorts, adaptations, genre films, ensemble films, blockbusters, or art house movies, this book is your road map, it takes you all the way from choosing a brilliant idea to plotting, writing, and rewriting a successful script. Featuring a range of insider survival tips on creativity under pressure, time-effective writing, and rising to the challenge of international competitions, The 21st-Century Screenplay is essential reading for newcomers and veterans alike.

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'A brilliant book. Linda Aronson is one of the great and important voices on screenwriting.' ----- Dr Linda Seger, author of Making a Good Script Great

'A very wonderful book. I love the strategies for plumbing the unconscious story mind. There's no other book that gives such an in-depth analysis of the bone structure for all these various kinds of narratives.' ----Robin Swicord, Little Women, The Jane Austen Book Club, Memoirs of a Geisha

'It's a huge achievement, an incredibly comprehensive analysis of what the screenwriter does, of what can go right and what can go wrong and how to fix it when it does. I highly recommend it.' --Andrew Bovell, Lantana, Blessed, Edge of Darkness

'A very wonderful book. I love the strategies for plumbing the unconscious story mind. There's no other book that gives such an in-depth analysis of the bone structure for all these various kinds of narratives.' ----Robin Swicord, Little Women, The Jane Austen Book Club, Memoirs of a Geisha

'It's a huge achievement, an incredibly comprehensive analysis of what the screenwriter does, of what can go right and what can go wrong and how to fix it when it does. I highly recommend it.' --Andrew Bovell, Lantana, Blessed, Edge of Darkness

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

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