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Adventures in the Screen Trade
Adventures in the Screen Trade
von William Goldman
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 14,36

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3.0 von 5 Sternen Interesting Anecdotes from a Big Ego, 8. Juni 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Adventures in the Screen Trade (Taschenbuch)
This book is considered sort of a must-read for anyone interested in screenwriting, and I must admit that it was filled with lots of fascinating anecdotes about movie people and insights into what goes into the making of a film.
However, a couple things turned me off. First, It was written in 1982. Other than computers and the internet, there is perhaps no field that has changed more rapidly in the past 18 years than movies. Therefore, the entire book just felt very very dated. Goldman makes constant references to "current" films, many of which turned out to be complete flops or are now unfamiliar altogether. Also, he has a rather amusing habit of making predictions about the future of American cinema, American tastes, and future events in general. Most of them turned out to be completely off base. Finally, there's no question that Mr. Goldman has a huge ego. Perhaps much of that is well-deserved, and he tries to temper it with humble self depreciation, but it still comes across loud and clear. I found that rather off-putting.
Overall, there were parts of this book that I very much enjoyed, and I'm looking forward to reading Which Lie Did I Tell This Time, hoping it will be a more up-to-date version of Adventures in the Screen Trade.


The City of Joy
The City of Joy
von Dominique Lapierre
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 7,02

5.0 von 5 Sternen Should be required reading in American schools, 8. Juni 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The City of Joy (Taschenbuch)
City of Joy is a true account of the inhabitants of Calcutta's worst slums. The author weaves together the stories of a family who moved from the drought-starved countryside in search of a better life, a young doctor from the United States, and numereous others to paint a rich, textured picture of unbelievable suffering and yet, incredible humanity.
This book made me stop over and over to contemplate how lucky I was to have been born where and when I was - in relative wealth, comfort, and freedom beyond the wildest dreams of the majority of the world's population.
Go ahead and see the movie if you want too, but not until well after you've read and absorbed the book.


The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script
The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script
von David Trottier
  Taschenbuch

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Wonderful for the beginner, 16. März 2000
This book is the only resource I used to write my first script - one good enough to get me into the UCLA film school, I might add. AND, I've gone back and re-read the basics of structure just as a reminder for every subsequent script. If you're really interested in writing a script that will sell, don't stop with this book, but do buy it and keep it handy as a wonderful reference.


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