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Screenplay is one of the bibles of the film trade and has launched many a would-be screenwriter on the road to Hollywood. This third edition is updated to include the specifics of writing via computer.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
“Screenplay is one of the bibles of the film trade and has launched many a would-be screenwriter on the road to Hollywood.” —Library Journal
“Syd Field is the preeminent analyzer in the study of American screenplays.” —James L. Brooks, AcademyAward–winning writer, director, producer --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
I red SCREENPLAY many years ago before righting my own movie, BILLY 'N' BILLIE. Iliked the book. It was reel good at showing you what elimints are need in construkting a movie... Read morePublished on June 29 2004 by STEPHEN T. McCARTHY
Enough with the negative reviews. Syd Field writes from the perspective of a reader who makes decisions to recommend movies to be made. Read morePublished on March 5 2004 by Gregory Olsen
Syd Field's SCREENPLAY is a great book for a beginner. The author takes the reader through the basic steps of writing a screenplay, from the first idea to fleshing out the... Read morePublished on Dec 30 2003 by Debbie Lee Wesselmann
I frankly purchased this book based on the 5 star rating offered by a 'Top Reviewer' and feel quite disappointed. Read morePublished on Aug. 27 2003 by NYCPatsfan
This is an appropriate primer if you've never attempted to write anything resembling a screenplay, or if you realize the efforts you've made are nothing like what you want your... Read morePublished on March 18 2003 by Amazon Customer
Syd Field is THE authority on how to write a Hollywood screenplay. That is, a cookie cutter, seen it a hundred times, time the pacing by your watch screenplay. Read morePublished on March 13 2003
This will only leave you dazed and confused. Writing by the numbers is the worst way to write anything. Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2003
Syd Field is big with pontification about screenplay structure, and his formula is famous. But what does he actually know about writing a screenplay? Has he ever sold one? Read morePublished on Oct. 31 2002
Syd Field's book is useful for those who are just starting to study Hollywood film structure. If you have no grasp of what an "act" is or the "steps" that take place in a typical... Read morePublished on Sept. 30 2002