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CINEMA SPECULATION

CINEMA SPECULATION

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Instant New York Times bestseller

The long-awaited first work of nonfiction from the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: a deliriously entertaining, wickedly intelligent cinema book as unique and creative as anything by Quentin Tarantino.

In addition to being among the most celebrated of contemporary filmmakers, Quentin Tarantino is possibly the most joyously infectious movie lover alive. For years he has touted in interviews his eventual turn to writing books about films. Now, with Cinema Speculation, the time has come, and the results are everything his passionate fans--and all movie lovers--could have hoped for. Organized around key American films from the 1970s, all of which he first saw as a young moviegoer at the time, this book is as intellectually rigorous and insightful as it is rollicking and entertaining. At once film criticism, film theory, a feat of reporting, and wonderful personal history, it is all written in the singular voice recognizable immediately as QT's and with the rare perspective about cinema possible only from one of the greatest practitioners of the artform ever.

HAUNT

HAUNT

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A Quiet Place writers Scott Beck & Bryan Woods offer a first-hand look at the life of a filmmaker and the brutal ups and downs that come with it. While writing and directing their feature Haunt, Beck & Woods kept in-depth journals charting their experience making the independent film, all while another script of theirs - A Quiet Place - was being produced by Paramount Pictures with stars Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. As the resulting film became a global sensation, Beck & Woods documented their journey through the wild landscape of failure, rejection, momentary success, rubbing elbows with cinematic heroes, and weathering the absurdity of Hollywood.


Also featured is the never-before-released screenplay for Haunt and an interview with the filmmakers conducted by author and screenwriting professor Scott Myers.


Scott Beck & Bryan Woodsare writers, directors and producers. Beck & Woods' wrote A Quiet Place, which grossed over $340 million worldwide and earned them the Saturn Award for Best Writing, alongside nominations from the Writers Guild and the Critics' Choice Awards. The duo's follow-up includes writing and directing Columbia Pictures' 65 starring Adam Driver and adapting Stephen King's The Boogeyman into a feature for 20th Century Studios.

SAVE THE CAT(R) BEAT SHEET WOR

SAVE THE CAT(R) BEAT SHEET WOR

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Break out your favorite pencil and roll up your sleeves! The Save the Cat!(R) Beat Sheet Workbook provides key writing prompts and asks all the important questions--but you bring the story, filling out the pages that walk you step-by-step through the Save the Cat! process.

The official hands-on companion to the best-selling Save the Cat! and Save the Cat! Writes for TV, this interactive workbook helps you dig deep into every aspect of your story. It's inspiring, easy to manage, and your guide to:

- Idea and Concept Brainstorming - Unlock your idea engine with a series of exercises and prompts geared to help you find your best story idea.
- Meaningful Themes - Explore yourself, matching your story to something that speaks to your soul and represents your tastes and personality.
- Story Genre Identification - Nail down that pesky question of "What is your story?" with the Save the Cat! Story Genres.
- Create Fully Developed Characters - Give life to main characters who have wants, needs, and flaws. Surround them with a supporting cast that provides opportunities for conflict and thematic tension.
- The Save the Cat! Beat Sheet - Discover the tools and detailed exercises to give your story the structure to succeed.