This second edition of the widely acclaimed Film Scriptwriting is a truly practical manual for the working writer. It provides all the clear, step-by-step guidance you need to script both fact and feature film and video - from getting and developing ideas to the writing of master scene or shooting script.

Featured in this new edition are annotated excerpts from some of today's most successful films, selected to point up principles and techniques discussed. Interviews with working film specialists reveal the things professional directors, producers, story editor, and analysts look for in appraising the scripts that come across their desks.

chapter |6 pages

Film and You

part |68 pages

The Fact Film

chapter |16 pages

The Proposal Outline

chapter |17 pages

The Film Treatment

chapter |9 pages

The Sequence Outline

chapter |15 pages

The Shooting Script

chapter |9 pages

Writing Narration

part |117 pages

The Feature Film

chapter |17 pages

The Film Story

chapter |23 pages

The Film Character

chapter |19 pages

The Story Treatment

chapter |13 pages

The Art of Confrontation

chapter |12 pages

The Step Outline

chapter |14 pages

Dialogue Devices

chapter |17 pages

The Master Scene Script

part |184 pages

Tricks of the Trade

chapter |115 pages

Lessons from the Pros

chapter |28 pages

The Other Side

chapter |2 pages

You and Film