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How many times have you watched a popular movie and thought, "I'd like to write something like that," or "Even I can write better dialogue!" Here's your chance to learn how to write a novel...by watching movies like "Speed," "The Sixth Sense," "Clueless," "Die Hard," "While You Were Sleeping," and more! For the first time, a professional writing instructor and movie buff w ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 13th 2006 by Running Press (first published June 12th 2006)
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Haley Keller
May 17, 2013 Haley Keller rated it it was amazing
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First of all, you're asked to watch a certain movie before reading each chapter of this book. I'm going to be completely honest and say that I didn't watch any of them (although I'd seen one of them before) because I didn't have access to them. I'm definitely going to try and watch them at some point though, and come back to this book. Even without having watched a lot of the movies the author referenced to help make points, I still greatly enjoyed this book.

Movies really do provide really good
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Jennifer Worrell
Nov 09, 2015 Jennifer Worrell rated it it was ok
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Not quite what I was thinking it was, but interesting how the writer shows examples of themes from movies. For example, Sixth Sense's use of conflict, While You Were Sleeping's use of characterization. However, much of the writing was a little black-and-white.

Note: there are so many grammatical/spelling/typographic errors it's sad. It was clear no one used a spell check.
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