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Syd Field
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Syd Field is a screenwriter, producer, teacher, international lecturer, and author of the bestselling books Screenplay, The Screenwriter's Workbook, Selling a Screenplay, and Four Screenplays. Published in 1982, Screenplay has been translated into sixteen languages, and is used in more than 250 colleges and universities across the country. At present he is creative consultant to the governments of Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Austria, and South Africa, and has been a script consultant for Roland Jaffe's film production company, for Alfonso Arau and Laura Esquivel on Like Water for Chocolate, and for Tri-Star Pictures. He lives in Beverly Hills, California.

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Four Screenplays
Studies in the American Screenplay
Written by Syd Field


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: August 1, 1994
Price: $17.00

Field examines four groundbreaking contemporary classics "Thelma and Louise," "Terminator 2: Judgement Day," "The Silence of the Lambs," and "Dances with Wolves" to show how a great script is written. This book includes a frame-by-frame analysis, as well as in-depth interviews with the four screenwriters.

"This is one of the very best... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Four Screenplays
Studies in the American Screenplay
Written by Syd Field


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: September 30, 2009
Price: $14.99

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Going to the Movies
A Personal Journey Through Four Decades of Modern Film
Written by Syd Field


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $16.00

Syd Field tells his own remarkable story, sharing the insight and experience gleaned from an extraordinary career. Using classic movies from the past and present — from Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane to Andy and Larry Wachowski’s The Matrix — Field provides a guided tour of the basic elements common to all... Read more >
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Going to the Movies
A Personal Journey Through Four Decades of Modern Film
Written by Syd Field


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: September 16, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Screenplay
The Foundations of Screenwriting
Written by Syd Field


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: November 29, 2005
Price: $16.00

For almost twenty-five years, aspiring screenwriters have turned to guru Syd Field for clear and insightful step-by-step guidelines on the art and craft of writing screenplays. Now, with a totally new, up-to-date perspective on today's film industry, Syd Field again proves why he is revered as a master - and why... Read more >
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Screenplay
The Foundations of Screenwriting
Written by Syd Field


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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The Screenwriter's Workbook (Revised Edition)

Written by Syd Field


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: December 18, 2008
Price: $13.99

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The Screenwriter's Problem Solver
How to Recognize, Identify, and Define Screenwriting Problems
Written by Syd Field


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: September 2, 2009
Price: $13.99

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The Screenwriter's Problem Solver
How to Recognize, Identify, and Define Screenwriting Problems
Written by Syd Field


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: February 17, 1998
Price: $17.00

Bestselling author Syd Field, who works on over 1,000 screenplays a year, shows students how to identify and fix common screenwriting problems. Students will learn to: understand what makes great stories work; make their screenplay work in the first ten pages, using such hits as "Pulp Fiction," "Thelma & Louise" and... Read more >
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The Screenwriter's Workbook (Revised Edition)

Written by Syd Field


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: October 31, 2006
Price: $17.00

At last! The classic screenwriting workbook—now completely revised and updated—from the celebrated lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author, Syd Field: “the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world”*

No one knows more about screenwriting than Syd Field—and now the ultimate Hollywood insider shares his secrets and expertise, completely updating his bestselling workbook... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Selling a Screenplay
The Screenwriter's Guide to Hollywood
Written by Syd Field


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: November 1, 1989
Price: $16.00

This book, an essential guide for every writer, is filled with frank, real-life advice from producers, agents, and screenwriters about what sells, how to pitch a product, developing a marketing strategy, how to get an agent, and much more.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Preface, Introduction, Part I: Buyers and Sellers; 1. The Market; 2... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Selling a Screenplay
The Screenwriter's Guide to Hollywood
Written by Syd Field


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: December 30, 2009
Price: $13.99

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