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writing... all of which are sold at a discount, and many
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Myth and the Movies: Discovering the Mythic Structure of 50 Unforgettable Films

Stuart Voytilla

Power Structure Box
Paperback - 400 pages (Pub. October 1999)

All of our copies of are signed by the author, Stuart Voytilla!

[This Book] is a unique and original approach to showing aspiring screenwriters how story development problems were solved by analyzing the production scripts of classic Hollywood films ranging from The Godfather, Some Like It Hot, and Citizen Kane to Dances with Wolves, The Silence of the Lambs, and The Star Wars Trilogy.

Engaging, informative reading for film researchers, teachers, and playwrights, Myth And The Movies will also be of immense interest to film buffs and cinema historians, as well as the non-specialist general reader with an interest in enhancing their enjoyment of the movies by understanding the mythic roots of theatrical storytelling."

Midwest Book Review, June 2000

The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers - 2nd Edition

Christopher Vogler

Paperback - 326 pages 2nd edition
(Pub. November 1998)

First published in 1992, The Writer's Journey explores the powerful relationship between mythology and storytelling in a clear, concise style that's made it required reading for movie executives, screenwriters, scholars, and lovers of pop culture all over the world.

"This is a book about the stories we write, and perhaps more importantly, the stories we live. It is the most influential work I have yet encountered on the art, nature, and the very purpose of storytelling."

Bruce Joel Rubin, Screenwriter: Ghost, Jacob's Ladder

"This book should come with a warning: You're going to learn about more than just writing-you're going to learn about life!"

Jeff Arch, Screenwriter, Sleepless in Seattle

Anatomy of a Screenplay

Dan Decker

Paperback 201 pages
1st edition
(Pub. November 1998)

With clear logic and accessible language, Anatomy of a Screenplay goes beyond the rigid-rule and subjective approaches to screenwriting to show a flexible and accurate way of understanding a screenplay. Dan Decker's revolutionary theories of Character Structure, Drive Structure and Convergence are presented to the public for the first time in this book.

Read excepts from this innovative book


cover   American Beauty: The Shooting Script

by Alan Ball, Sam Mendes (Introduction)
Newmarket Shooting Scripts

  The Shawshank Redemption: The Shooting Script

by Frank Darabont, Stephen King (Introduction)
A Newmarket Screenplay

cover   Good Will Hunting : A Screenplay

by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Gus Van Sant (Introduction)
Talk Miramax Books
cover   Pulp Fiction : A Quentin Tarantino Screenplay

by Quentin Tarantino
Talk Miramax Books
cover   Chinatown and the Last Detail : 2 Screenplays

by Robert Towne
Grove Press

cover   The Player, the Rapture, the New Age : 3 Screenplays

by Michael Tolkin
Grove Press

William Goldman : Four Screenplays With Essays : Marathon Man, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the Princess Bride, Misery

by William Goldman
Applause Theater Book Publishing

cover L.A. Confidential: The Screenplay

by Brian Helgeland, Curtis Hanson, James Ellroy
Warner Books

Magnolia : The Shooting Script

by Paul Thomas Anderson
Newmarket Press

cover Dead Man Walking : The Shooting Script

by Tim Robbins, Helen Prejean (Introduction)
Newmarket Press


The Cider House Rules : A Screenplay

by John Irving
Talk Miramax Books

cover The Green Mile : The Screenplay

by Frank Darabont, Stephen King (Introduction)

cover The Truman Show: The Shooting Script

by Andrew Niccol, Peter Weir
Newmarket Press

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