Screenwriting from the Soul

Screenwriting from the Soul

Description

How often have you gone to the movies and come out of the theater thinking, "I could have written that!" Many of us believe we have what it takes to turn out a Hollywood blockbuster, if only we had the right tools to help us do it. Screenwriting from the Soul is that tool. It simplifies the process, and at the same time acknowledges that writing, especially screenwriting requires a great deal of patience, stamina, and faith. There are many books on the art of screenwriting, but none approaches the subject from the unique perspective of a dialogue between expert and novice. Screenwriting from the Soul is geared to instruct the user in the practicalities, discipline, and emotional resources required to produce that winning screenplay. Written with wit and style in the form of an ongoing series of letters between a highly experienced, successful, but tired professor and a screenwriting novice, Screenwriting from the Soul is a heartfelt exploration of the screenwriting world that will become a mainstay of writing program curriculums across the world. It goes far beyond the textbook market to appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to write, or understand Hollywood and the creative process. This master guide helps the reader to: · gain new insights and knowledge about screenwriting and the filmmaking industry · gain the necessary skills, techniques, discipline, and mindset to produce successful screenplays · touch upon the crucial spiritual aspects of the craft Richard W. Krevolin, a graduate of Yale University, is a professor of Screenwriting at USC, holding masters degrees from both USC and UCLA. He has authored several optioned screenplays and has written many professionally produced plays, including The Law of the Return (The Meyer Lansky Story), which won the Seventh Annual Streisand Festival of New Jewish Plays Award, and has been performed in Los Angeles and New York. Another of his works, Boychik, opened off-Broadway in 1997. Screenwriting from the Soul at once clarifies and simplifies the process of writing for the screen, and at the same time acknowledges that writing, especially screenwriting, requires a great deal of patience, stamina, and faith. It also helps the reader gain insight and knowledge about screenwriting and the film industry, as well as gain the skills, discipline, and mindset to produce successful screenplays. There are many books on the art of screenwriting, but none approaches the subject from the unique perspective of a dialogue between expert and student: Screenwriting from the Soul is written in the form of an ongoing series of letters between a highly experienced, successful, but tired professor and a screenwriting novice. Because of its style and wit, Screenwriting from the Soul is geared to instruct the user in the practicalities, discipline, and emotional resources required to produce that winning screenplay—and is ultimately a heartfelt exploration of the screenwriting world that will become a mainstay of writing program curriculums. "Richard Krevolin is one of the most dedicated and inspired writing teachers I have ever known, and in this irreverent book of writing wisdom, he dramatizes the principles of good storytelling. Screenwriting from the Soul makes the odd truths young and alive again. It's a first-rate guide to good writing, but it's also a clear-eyed assessment of what it takes to survive a writing life. This book provides the beating heart that's needed to balance the intellectual and commerical guides to screenwriting."—Christopher Vogler, Director of Development, Fox 2000 Pictures, and author of The Writer's Journey "This insightful, humorous, and provocative guide to the creative process is more than an original and aspiring screenwriting text—it is ultimately a deeply moving treatise on life, love, and humanity."—Michael Hauge, author of Screenplays That Sell

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Details

Author(s)
Richard Krevolin
Format
Hardback | 200 pages
Dimensions
140 x 210 x 19.05mm | 298g
Publication date
29 Jan 1999
Publisher
Renaissance Books
Imprint
Renaissance Books,U.S.
Publication City/Country
California, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
1580630367
ISBN13
9781580630368