How to Make Film Adaptations, According to Linda Seger

The Book The Art of Adaptation: Turning Fact and Fiction into Film Systematizes the Basics of Film Adaptations Linda Seger‘s books are well known among script lovers, particularly, Making a Good Script Great and Creating Unforgettable Characters, the two of…

How to Identify Script Problems: On Syd Field’s THE SCREENWRITER’S PROBLEM SOLVER

Welcome to Syd Field‘s Screenplay (The Foundations of Screenwriting): The Sequel. Which is Not a Bad Thing at all. In fact, if you buy The Screenwriter’s Problem Solver, in my humble opinion, you don’t need to read Syd Field’s original…

How Stanley Kubrick’s EYES WIDE SHUT Was Written

Frederic Raphael: There’s a lot of talk. You want a lot of talk? Stanley Kubrick: I can’t say what I want. I want to do Arthur’s story (Schnitzler’s “Traumnovelle”), but in New York, now. That’s all I can tell you.…

Best Screenwriting Books: Dmytryk’s ON SCREEN WRITING

Dmytryk, Edward Filmmaker Edward Dmytryk published a series of books on the film trade when, in the last section of his life, he became a film teacher. We have already reviewed here his book On Film Editing and here his book On Screen Acting. Now it’s…