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This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!
- Paperback: 195 pages
- Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions (May 25, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1932907009
- ISBN-13: 978-1932907001
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.5 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
Marie Jones, AbsoluteWrite.com book reviewer, states:
385 people found this helpful.
OK, maybe not the last book you’ll ever need, but if you are a screenwriter or play one on TV, this just may be the BEST book you’ll ever need, or read, on the subject of how to break into the big screen big time as a writer of tall tales.
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148 people found this helpful.
The “Save The Cat!” title refers to a method of presenting your protagonist that draws the reader into the protagonist’s personal story, even if the protagonist isn’t actually very likeable!
147 people found this helpful.
A fast-paced and entertaining read, this book could help you look at your craft in a whole new way.
A must for all aspiring screenwriters!
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Blake really knows how to articulate the craft behind the art of screenwriting in a way that is fully digestible for everyone from the novice to the seasoned veteran. A must for all aspiring screenwriters! In fact I also recommend “Save The Cat Strikes Back” & “Save The Cat Goes To The Movies” if you’re just starting out because Blake takes the time to give numerous, beat-by-beat examples to cement his principles in the writers brain. And for those who would argue that his method is “formulaic” I would wholeheartedly disagree. What he teaches are the essential building blocks of every successful story. It is only by employing the correct use of those building blocks that one may craft a story which stands the test of time and continually resonates for generations to come. And when you see the beat-by-beat comparisons of stories you never knew shared the same skeletal elements, yet were so vastly different as to be unrecognizable by all but those well educated in the craft, the formulaic argument must inevitably fall by the wayside, and consequently wither away and die! Trust me, this is money well spent!