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!



Breaking In

Breaking In Author Lee Jessup
ISBN-10 9781317194125
Release 2017-03-31
Pages 340
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Breaking In: Tales from the Screenwriting Trenches is a no-nonsense, boots-on-the-ground exploration of how writers REALLY go from emerging to professional in today’s highly saturated and competitive screenwriting space. With a focus on writers who have gotten representation and broken into the TV or feature film space after the critical 2008 WGA strike and financial market collapse, the reader will learn from tangible examples of how success was achieved via hard work and specific methodology. This book includes interviews from writers who wrote major studio releases (The Boy Next Door), staffed on television shows (American Crime, NCIS New Orleans, Sleepy Hollow), sold specs and television shows, placed in competitions, and were accepted to prestigious network and studio writing programs. These interviews are presented as Screenwriter Spotlights throughout the book and are supported by insight from top-selling agents and managers (including those who have sold scripts and pilots, had their writers named to prestigious lists such as The Black List and The Hit List) as well as working industry executives. Together, these anecdotes, learnings and perceptions, tied in with the author's extensive experience in and knowledge of the industry, will inform the reader about how the industry REALLY works, what it expects from both working and emerging writers, as well as what next steps the writer should engage in, in order to move their screenwriting career forward.



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 Creative Screenwriter

The Creative Screenwriter Author Craig Batty
ISBN-10 9781408155196
Release 2012-03-15
Pages 224
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This is a book for aspiring screenwriters who want to establish a powerful writing practice; a manual for teachers and students seeking inspiring exercises to encourage discussion and reflection; and a handbook for professionals wanting to hone their craft and solve specific writing problems. It is a book that will help rekindle the creative spark, remind you why you enjoy writing, and create new ways to help you expertly express the stories you want to tell - and sell!



Writing the Comedy Movie

Writing the Comedy Movie Author Marc Blake
ISBN-10 9781628925937
Release 2015-12-17
Pages 256
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It is often suggested that there are 'secrets' to comedy or that it is 'lightning in a bottle', but the craft of comedy writing can be taught. While comedic tastes change, over time and from person to person, the core underpinning still depends on the comedic geniuses that have paved the way. Great comedy is built upon a strong foundation. In Writing the Comedy Movie, Marc Blake lays out ? in an entertainingly readable style ? the nuts and bolts of comedy screenwriting. His objective is to clarify the 'rules' of comedy: to contextualize comedy staples such as the double act, slapstick, gross-out, rom com, screwball, satire and parody and to introduce new ones such as the bromance or stoner comedy. He explains the underlying principles of comedy and comedy writing for the screen, along with providing analysis of leading examples of each subgenre.



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 2017 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal award winner and a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Silver Medal winner. Praise for The Writer’s Process “Research-based, hands-on, step-by-step wisdom that can help you wrestle with the lizard brain. Certain to help thousands of would-be writers write.” - Seth Godin, Author, The Icarus Deception



Riccardo Freda

Riccardo Freda Author Roberto Curti
ISBN-10 9781476628387
Release 2017-03-13
Pages 376
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In an eclectic career spanning four decades, Italian director Riccardo Freda (1909–1999) produced films of remarkable technical skill and powerful visual style, including the swashbuckler Black Eagle (1946), an adaptation of Les Miserables (1947), the peplum Theodora, Slave Empress (1954) and a number of cult-favorite Gothic and horror films such as I Vampiri (1957), The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962) and The Ghost (1963). Freda was first championed in the 1960s by French critics who labeled him “the European Raoul Walsh,” and enjoyed growing critical esteem over the years. This book covers his life and career for the first time in English, with detailed analyses of his films and exclusive interviews with his collaborators and family.



Universal Terrors 1951 1955

Universal Terrors  1951 1955 Author Tom Weaver
ISBN-10 9780786436149
Release 2017-09-15
Pages 440
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"[Weaver is] one of the leading scholars in the horror field"--New York Times "[Weaver is] the king of the monster hunters"--USA Today “[Weaver is] one of our foremost fantasy film historians"--Sight & Sound. Universal Studios created the first cinematic universe of monsters--Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy and others became household names during the 1930s and 1940s. During the 1950s, more modern monsters were created for the Atomic Age, including one-eyed globs from outer space, mutants from the planet Metaluna, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and the 100-foot high horror known as Tarantula. This over-the-top history is the definitive retrospective on Universal's horror and science fiction movies of 1951-1955. Standing as a sequel to Tom Weaver, Michael Brunas and John Brunas's Universal Horrors (Second Edition, 2007), it covers eight films: The Strange Door, The Black Castle, It Came from Outer Space, Creature from the Black Lagoon, This Island Earth, Revenge of the Creature, Cult of the Cobra and Tarantula. Each receives a richly detailed critical analysis, day-by-day production history, interviews with filmmakers, release information, an essay on the score, and many photographs, including rare behind-the-scenes shots.



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!”



Gulliver s Travels

Gulliver   s Travels Author Johnathan Swift
ISBN-10 9781105545115
Release 2013-01-11
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Gulliver's Travels is a novel by Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary sub-genre. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature. The book became popular as soon as it was published (John Gay wrote in a 1726 letter to Swift that "It is universally read, from the cabinet council to the nursery"); since then, it has never been out of print. Of equal interest is the character of Gulliver himself — he progresses from a cheery optimist at the start of the first part to the pompous misanthrope of the book's conclusion and we may well have to filter our understanding of the work if we are to believe the final misanthrope wrote the whole work. In this sense Gulliver's Travels is a very modern and complex novel. There are subtle shifts throughout the book, such as when Gulliver begins to see all humans, not just those in Houyhnhnm-land, as Yahoos.



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



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.



Go Back to Where You Came From

Go Back to Where You Came From Author Sasha Polakow-Suransky
ISBN-10 9781568585932
Release 2017-10-17
Pages 368
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What if the new far right poses a graver threat to liberal democracy than jihadists or mass migration? Brexit and Donald Trump's victory were just the beginning--and Marine Le Pen's defeat does not signal a turning of the tide. --From the Introduction From Europe to the United States, opportunistic politicians have exploited the economic crisis, terrorist attacks, and an unprecedented influx of refugees to bring hateful and reactionary views from the margins of political discourse into the mainstream. They have won the votes of workers, women, gays, and Jews; turned openly xenophobic ideas into state policy; and pulled besieged centrist parties to the right. How did we get here? In this deeply reported account, Sasha Polakow-Suransky provides a front-row seat to the anger, desperation, and dissent that are driving some voters into the arms of the far right and stirring others to resist. He introduces readers to refugees in the Calais "Jungle" and the angry working-class neighbors who want them out; a World War II refugee-turned-rabbi who became a leading defender of Muslim immigrants; the children of Holocaust survivors who have become apologists for the new right; and alt-right activists and the intellectuals who enable them. Polakow-Suransky chronicles how the backlash against refugees and immigrants has reshaped our political landscape. Ultimately, he argues that the greatest threat comes not from outside, but from within--even established democracies are at risk of betraying their core values and falling apart.



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.



How to Get Publicity for Your Book

How to Get Publicity for Your Book Author Natalie Obando
ISBN-10 0997129603
Release 2016-02-09
Pages 156
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How to Get Publicity for Your Book is a DIY guide for savvy authors. Would you like to get great publicity for your book without having to spend money on hiring a publicist? Do you think that you have what it takes to be your own publicist and run your own campaign? If so, this book will show you how. I have spent countless hours dedicated to garnering publicity for authors and brands all across the United States and have found that although there is no one-size-fits-all method, there are constants. In this book you will learn what they are and how to apply them to your work so that you can achieve maximum publicity for your author platform. Learn how to create the tools that you need for professional media outreach, platform building, book tour/event planning and so much more. I will share with you the mistakes I've made, the successes I've had, the tools of the trade and what I've come to learn from all of my outreach so that you can use it for your own.