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 books I have read on movies or screenplays. Syd writes both with passion and an astute understanding for me personally–I only wish he'd written his chapter on 'Thelma and Louise' before I started work on it because it would have made my contribution a lot better. But then, by reading Syd's book I get the chance to carry some of the clarity he brings to a project forward into my future work."–Hans Zimmer, film composer, "Thelma and Louise"
Also by Syd Field:
The Screenwriter’s Workbook
Selling a Screenplay
The Screenwriter’s Problem Solver
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"The most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world" (Hollywood Reporter)
For over twenty-five years Syd Field has taught and guided thousands of professional screenwriters, many of whom have gone on to become the biggest names in Hollywood. His teachings have resulted in numerous best-selling books on writing, selling and analyzing screenplays.