Best Scriptwriting Books Ever: The Art of Dramatic Writing

Lajos Egri (1888-1967) wrote The Art of Dramatic Writing back in the 40’s. The book is not about writing film but theatre. Still, it’s considered chronologically as the first “how to“ work ever made about screenwriting -even if the author didn’t know. Many concepts…

On William Goldman’s ADVENTURES IN THE SCREEN TRADE

William Goldman is one of the best screenwriters Hollywood has seen. He is the author of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (an original script that won him his first Oscar), “All The President’s Men” (maybe the most difficult adaptation…

Save The Baby! On The Benefits Of The Three-Act Screenplay Structure

“Poor, poor three-act structure. So much to offer. So misunderstood”. Jennine Lanouette‘s article Save the baby!  is a first-class, badly needed statement on screenwriting.  It deals with the mental process of writing, the structure as a freeing tool and, the light and…

Save the Movie! The 2005 Screenwriting Book That’s Taken Over Hollywood — And Made Every Movie Feel The Same

Is Blake Snyder‘s Save the Cat to blame for the mediocrity of many Hollywood films? Known script blogger Erik Bork doesn’t think so. No wonder in the cloud tag of his blog Snyder’s name comes out so big.  But Peter Suderman…