FilmCraft: Screenwriting

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Tim Grierson

Screenwriting looks at the foundation on which every great film is built – the script. Whether an original concept or an adaptation, the screenplay is the key to the success of a movie good dialogue, story pacing and character development are the framework everything else hangs on. Featuring in-depth interviews with modern masters of film including Stephen Gaghan, Guillermo Arriaga, Caroline Thompson, Hossein Amini, David Hare, David Webb Peoples and Jean-Claude Carrière, this book reveals the mysteries behind how the best scripts are written and reach the screen.

Published: Apr, 2013

Tim Grierson is a film and music critic whose writing has appeared in Screen International, L.A. Weekly, Backstage, The Village Voice, Revolver, Vulture, Wired and Blender, as well as on,, Yahoo Movies and He is the co-author of FilmCraft: Cinematography a profile of the world's greatest cinematographers and the author of the Mark Everett biography Blinking Lights and Other Revelations: The Story of Eels. Tim has served on the jury of the City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) Film Festival, and is currently vice president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

  • 192 pages
  • H 255mm x W 235mm
  • paperback with flaps
  • full colour throughout
  • 81,000 words
  • Printed ISBN:978-1-908150-71-4
  • Epub ISBN:978-1-78157-051-7 
  • MOBI ISBN: 978-1-78157-052-4 

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