Save the Cat
Score: 4
From 20 Ratings

Save the Cat


  • Author : Blake Snyder
  • Publisher : Michael Wiese Productions
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN 10 : 1932907009


Save the Cat Book Description :

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!

Save the Cat
Score: 4
From 20 Ratings

Save the Cat


  • Author : Blake Snyder
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013-07-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 1615931716


Save the Cat Book Description :

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!

Save the Cat  Writes a Novel
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Save the Cat Writes a Novel


  • Author : Jessica Brody
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399579752


Save the Cat Writes a Novel Book Description :

The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success. Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing. Revealing the 15 "beats" (plot points) that comprise a successful story--from the opening image to the finale--this book lays out the Ten Story Genres (Monster in the House; Whydunit; Dude with a Problem) alongside quirky, original insights (Save the Cat; Shard of Glass) to help novelists craft a plot that will captivate--and a novel that will sell.

Save the Cat Goes to the Movies
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Save the Cat Goes to the Movies


  • Author : Blake Snyder
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013-07-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 1615931724


Save the Cat Goes to the Movies Book Description :

Provides advice for budding screenwriters on how to handle the challenges of writing a Hollywood script and includes insider information on the most popular genres in Hollywood as well as references to 500 movie "cousins" to help guide the script writing process.

Save the Cat  Goes to the Indies

Save the Cat Goes to the Indies


  • Author : Salva Rubio
  • Publisher : Save the Cat!(r) Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-04
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 0984157662


Save the Cat Goes to the Indies Book Description :

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."

How to Write a Movie in 21 Days
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

How to Write a Movie in 21 Days


  • Author : Viki King
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-03-03
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062405401


How to Write a Movie in 21 Days Book Description :

In this classic bestselling screenwriting guide—now revised and updated—author and film consultant Viki King helps screenwriters go from blank page to completed manuscript through a series of clever and simple questions, ingenious writing exercises, and easy, effective new skills. Viki King's Inner Movie Method is a specific step-by-step process designed to get the story in your heart onto the page. This method doesn’t just show how to craft a classic three-act story but also delves into how to clarify the idea you don't quite have yet, how to tell if your idea is really a movie, and how to stop getting ready and start. Once you know what to write, the Inner Movie Method will show you how to write it. This ultimate scriptwriting survival guide also addresses common issues such as: how to pay the rent while paying your dues, what to say to your spouse when you can't come to bed, and how to keep going when you think you can't. How to Write a Movie in 21 Days, first published in 1987, has been translated in many languages around the world and has become an industry-standard guide for filmmakers both in Hollywood and internationally. For accomplished screenwriters honing their craft, as well as those who have never before brought their ideas to paper, How to Write a Movie in 21 Days is an indispensable guide. And Viki King's upbeat, friendly style is like having a first-rate writing partner every step of the way.

SAVE THE CAT BLAKES BLOGS

SAVE THE CAT BLAKES BLOGS


  • Author : Blake Snyder
  • Publisher : Save the Cat! Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-20
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 0984157670


SAVE THE CAT BLAKES BLOGS Book Description :

From 2005 until his death in 2009, Blake Snyder wrote his 3 best-selling Save the Cat!(r) books along with 209 blogs on the Save the Cat!(r) website. The 112 blog posts in this book have been carefully curated and edited from Blake's originals. We have selected posts that we believe are timeless, resonating as powerfully today as on the day Blake wrote them. In addition, we've created 10 chapters in which we've bundled posts according to categories, to simplify your search for the information, encouragement and enthusiasm that were Blake's hallmarks: - Ideas and Concepts - Themes - Titles and Loglines - Genres - Heroes - Structure - Dialogue - The Pitch - Going Pro - Inspiration. Enjoy these meaningful and helpful lessons in screenwriting... and life. Also included are photos that have never been published

Writing Movies for Fun and Profit
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Writing Movies for Fun and Profit


  • Author : Thomas Lennon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-07-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439186763


Writing Movies for Fun and Profit Book Description :

The writers of Reno 911! and several other feature films trace their haphazard experiences in the movie industry, revealing the process through which they worked on script development with executives and stars, pacified exploitative decision makers and fought to be paid for their work.

The Last Book in the Universe
Score: 3.5
From 33 Ratings

The Last Book in the Universe


  • Author : Rodman Philbrick
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545303873


The Last Book in the Universe Book Description :

This fast-paced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed. Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best. It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet. In a world where most people are plugged into brain-drain entertainment systems, Spaz is the rare human being who can see life as it really is. When he meets an old man called Ryter, he begins to learn about Earth and its past. With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister -- and in the process, perhaps the world.