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Four Screenplays: Studies in the American Screenplay

Four Screenplays: Studies in the American Screenplay
Author: Syd Field
ISBN 13: 9780440504900
ISBN 10: 440504902
Edition: 2nd Printing
Publisher: Delta
Publication Date: 1994-08-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $17.00

In a field being transformed by technology, Syd  Field shows you what works and why and how to find  new ways to create a truly outstanding film using  four extraordinary examples: Thelma &  Louise, Terminator 2: Judgement  Day, The Silence Of The  Lambs, and Dances With  Wolves.

Library Journal

What does it take to write a great script? You'll find the answer here, in the latest of Field's critically acclaimed books on the subject of screenwriting (e.g., Selling a Screenplay, LJ 10/1/89). This time he tackles four box office behemoths, explaining what makes these films work and why. In discussing Thelma and Louise, Terminator 2, The Silence of the Lambs, and Dances with Wolves, Field focuses on structure, characters, and story. His interviews with the films' screenwriters are of particular interest. Whether you're a James B. Cameron wannabe or just a fan of the silver screen, this is Field's masterpiece and a required purchase for all film collections.-Marty D. Evensvold, Magnolia P.L., Tex.