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Riding the Alligator: Strategies for a Career in Screenplay Writing and Not Getting Eaten

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This is the first book that explores both specific screenplay writing techniques, while simultaneously imparting industry-tested strategies for carving out a successful, long term career. Pen Densham reveals his emotional philosophies and professional secrets, plus insights from his company, Trilogy Entertainment Group. Pen imparts an inspiring philosophy on choosing an ar ...more
ebook, 278 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Michael Wiese Productions (first published January 1st 2011)
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Till Noever
Has its weak spots, but provides a nice alternative perspective, especially on the "writing process" than your usual screen-writing guru mumpitz. On the downside, the writer firmly believes in the Syd Field three-act structure and doesn't make allowances for the real complexities of story and story-structure. He also, like almost all screenwriting gurus (most of whom—unlike Densham!—actually don't have any worthwhile writing or production credits to their names) he presents a simplistic set of s ...more
Alex Daltas
Having grown up reading book after book about screenwriting and being lucky to have attended one of the very best film schools in America, this is the first book on the craft that made me feel truly good after reading it. Not only is it written from an unusual wealth of real-world experience and success, it's also very inspiring and very down-to-earth at the same time. It's a marvelous and entertaining read, and is chock-full of advice from other major, A-List writers, to help give a wider persp ...more
Jessie
This was a great introductory book about a variety of screenwriting aspects.
Mathieu Roy
Mar 26, 2014 Mathieu Roy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: beginner in screenwriting
Shelves: à-prêter
This is the first book I've read to learn to do movie scripts, and it was a very good first book because it explains basic concepts, and at the end there are good summaries of other screenwriting books: so it helps in picking other books to deepen our knowledge of the subject.
Joe
it's not Save the Cat, but it'll do...
Daniel
Feb 21, 2011 Daniel is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
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