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FilmCraft: Screenwriting

Tim Grierson

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Photographic equipment & techniques, Film scripts & screenplays, Film production: technical & background skills, Prose: non-fiction

Screenwriting looks at the foundation on which every great film is built - the script. Whether an original concept or an adaptation, the screenplay is the key to the success of a movie - good dialogue, story pacing and character development are the framework everything else hangs on. Featuring in-depth interviews with modern masters of film including Stephen Gaghan, Guillermo Arriaga, Caroline Thompson, Hossein Amini, David Hare, David Webb Peoples and Jean-Claude Carriere, this book reveals the mysteries behind how the best scripts are written and reach the screen.

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Tim Grierson

Tim Grierson is a film and music critic whose writing has appeared in Screen International, Paste, Playboy, L.A. Weekly, Backstage, The Village Voice and Gawker. He is the author of four books, including FilmCraft: Screenwriting, a profile of the world's greatest screenwriters. Tim has served on the jury for the Los Angeles Film Festival and the City of Lights, City of Angels (COLCOA) Film Festival, and he is currently vice president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

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