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Writing a Great Movie: Key Tools for Successful Screenwriting

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This volume is a state-of-the-art, practical manual on the craft of dramatic writing for film, focusing on seven essential tools for the screenwriter. It features the creation, development and construction of an original screenplay from start to finish.
Paperback, 324 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Billboard Books
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One of the better books out on screenplay writing. His biggest contribution is to focus on the centrality of dilemma. Aristotle leave it almost as an aside, but Kitchen shows its importance.
Mark O'Bannon
Writing A Great Movie
by Jeff Kitchen
This book isn't at the top of the stack of popular writing books, but it should be. It's one of the best books on the subject of storytelling.

Classically trained as a playwright, Jeff Kitchen uses an array of techniques not found in any other book on writing.

Taking the attitude that the writer is responsible for sculpting the minds and attitudes of the audience, this book will show you several techniques for putting together a great story.

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