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The Resource The screenwriter's roadmap : 21 ways to jumpstart your story, Neil Landau, (electronic book)

The screenwriter's roadmap : 21 ways to jumpstart your story, Neil Landau, (electronic book)

Label
The screenwriter's roadmap : 21 ways to jumpstart your story
Title
The screenwriter's roadmap
Title remainder
21 ways to jumpstart your story
Statement of responsibility
Neil Landau
Title variation
The Screenwriter's Roadmap: 21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Story (Screenwriter's Roadmap :twenty-one Ways to Jumpstart Your Story)
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The screenwriter's GPS for writing a great screenplay! Avoid the wrong turns, dead ends, gaping plotholes, and other obstacles commonly encountered when writing a screenplay. The Screenwriter's Roadmap: 21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Story keeps you on route and helps you reach your final destination: a completed screenplay that's full of surprises, emotionally resonant, and ready for the marketplace. Neil Landau, an established Hollywood screenwriter and script doctor, provides 21 questions for you to ask yourself as you write, to help you nail down your screenplay's story structure, deepen its character arcs, bolster stakes, heighten suspense, and diagnose and repair its potential weaknesses. These 21 vital questions have been field-tested and utilized in the creation of some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters and critically acclaimed films. Each chapter is augmented by end of chapter "homework" assignments, examples from recent blockbusters and timeless classic films, as well as interviews with some of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters including Scott Z. Burns (Contagion), Tony Gilroy (The Bourne Legacy), Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island), David Koepp (Spider Man), Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If You Can), Eric Roth (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close), David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight Rises), Billy Ray (The Hunger Games), Melissa Rosenberg (the Twilight trilogy), Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air), and many others."--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
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Landau, Neil
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1996
LC item number
.L283 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • handbooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion picture authorship
  • Screenwriters
Label
The screenwriter's roadmap : 21 ways to jumpstart your story, Neil Landau, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • 1 What's the Catch? Clarify the Central Conflict of Your Premise / Interview: Tony Gilroy -- 2 Why Are We Here? Think of Setting and Time Period as Another Character in Your Screenplay / Interview: Jane Anderson -- 3 Who Are We Rooting For? Create an Iconic Protagonist with a Core Contradiction / Interview: Steven Conrad -- 4 What's the Point (of View)? / Add Dimension to Characters via POV, Subtext and Dialogue / Interview: Scott Z. Burns -- 5 What's at Stake? Give Your Protagonist Something to Win and Something to Lose / Interview: Sheldon Turner -- 6 What's the Kryptonlte? Determine Your Protagonist's Most Significant Weakness (Achilles' Heel) / Interview: Susannah Grant -- 7 Who's the Bad Guy? Inject a Potent Antagonistic Force / Interview: Stuart Beattie -- 8 What's the Structural Blueprint? Draft the Architectural Foundation / Interview: Richard LaGravenese -- 9 What's the Spark? Hook Your Audience with an "Inciting Incident" / Interview: Ed Solomon -- 10 What's the Trap? Plunge Your Protagonist into Crisis at the End of Act One / Interview: Corl Ellsworth
  • 11 What's the Curveball? Ratchet Up the Stakes at the Midpoint of Act Two / Interview: Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver -- 12 What's the "Aha" Moment? Position Your Protagonist at a Crossroads at the End of Act Two / Interview: Jose Rivera -- 13 What's the Rush? Set the Clock Ticking / Interview: David Koepp -- 14 What's the Worst Thing That Could Happen? Push Your Protagonist to the Edge at the Climax / Interview: David S. Goyer -- 15 Where Are We Going with All This? Pay Off the Setups / Interview: Laeta Kalogridis -- 16 How Did We End Up Here? Crafting the Inevitable Conclusion / Interview: Billy Ray -- 17 What's the Missing Piece? Infuse Your Story with a Central Mystery / Interview: Andrew Kevin Walker -- 18 What's the Movie Really About? Illuminate the Central Thematic Question / Interview: Eric Roth -- 19 Where Is the Heat? Fuel and Stoke the Dramatic Fire / Interview: Melissa Rosenberg -- 20 How Does It Make You Feel? Connect to the Emotional Core of Your Characters / Interview: Guillermo Arriaga -- 21 What's Wrong with This Picture? Rewrites: Revise and Refine Your Intention and Vision / Interview: Jeff Nothanson
Control code
ebs1754466e
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136071904
Isbn Type
(online)
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn773025140
  • (EBZ)ebs1754466e
Label
The screenwriter's roadmap : 21 ways to jumpstart your story, Neil Landau, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • 1 What's the Catch? Clarify the Central Conflict of Your Premise / Interview: Tony Gilroy -- 2 Why Are We Here? Think of Setting and Time Period as Another Character in Your Screenplay / Interview: Jane Anderson -- 3 Who Are We Rooting For? Create an Iconic Protagonist with a Core Contradiction / Interview: Steven Conrad -- 4 What's the Point (of View)? / Add Dimension to Characters via POV, Subtext and Dialogue / Interview: Scott Z. Burns -- 5 What's at Stake? Give Your Protagonist Something to Win and Something to Lose / Interview: Sheldon Turner -- 6 What's the Kryptonlte? Determine Your Protagonist's Most Significant Weakness (Achilles' Heel) / Interview: Susannah Grant -- 7 Who's the Bad Guy? Inject a Potent Antagonistic Force / Interview: Stuart Beattie -- 8 What's the Structural Blueprint? Draft the Architectural Foundation / Interview: Richard LaGravenese -- 9 What's the Spark? Hook Your Audience with an "Inciting Incident" / Interview: Ed Solomon -- 10 What's the Trap? Plunge Your Protagonist into Crisis at the End of Act One / Interview: Corl Ellsworth
  • 11 What's the Curveball? Ratchet Up the Stakes at the Midpoint of Act Two / Interview: Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver -- 12 What's the "Aha" Moment? Position Your Protagonist at a Crossroads at the End of Act Two / Interview: Jose Rivera -- 13 What's the Rush? Set the Clock Ticking / Interview: David Koepp -- 14 What's the Worst Thing That Could Happen? Push Your Protagonist to the Edge at the Climax / Interview: David S. Goyer -- 15 Where Are We Going with All This? Pay Off the Setups / Interview: Laeta Kalogridis -- 16 How Did We End Up Here? Crafting the Inevitable Conclusion / Interview: Billy Ray -- 17 What's the Missing Piece? Infuse Your Story with a Central Mystery / Interview: Andrew Kevin Walker -- 18 What's the Movie Really About? Illuminate the Central Thematic Question / Interview: Eric Roth -- 19 Where Is the Heat? Fuel and Stoke the Dramatic Fire / Interview: Melissa Rosenberg -- 20 How Does It Make You Feel? Connect to the Emotional Core of Your Characters / Interview: Guillermo Arriaga -- 21 What's Wrong with This Picture? Rewrites: Revise and Refine Your Intention and Vision / Interview: Jeff Nothanson
Control code
ebs1754466e
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136071904
Isbn Type
(online)
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn773025140
  • (EBZ)ebs1754466e

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