"Nobody Knows Anything" and "Structure is Everything." In two pithy statements, screenwriting legend William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; Misery; The Princess Bride; Marathon Man), brilliantly encapsulates the essence of the film industry.With Screenwriting Unchained, Emmanuel Oberg navigates a perilous journey between these two islands of truth. His refres"Nobody Knows Anything" and "Structure is Everything." In two pithy statements, screenwriting legend William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; Misery; The Princess Bride; Marathon Man), brilliantly encapsulates the essence of the film industry.With Screenwriting Unchained, Emmanuel Oberg navigates a perilous journey between these two islands of truth. His refreshingly new approach to story structure leads to a powerful yet flexible way to handle the script development process: the Story-Type Method(R).Having identified three main story-types - plot-led, character-led, theme-led - he explains how each of these impacts on the structure of any screenplay, and how we can use a single set of tools to develop any story. Crucially, he also looks at hybrids and exceptions, those unique gems that don't fit any of the story-types but still work beautifully because they follow the same principles, just in a less classical way.This truly innovative book is aimed at screenwriters of all levels of experience as well as anyone involved creatively in the Film and TV development process: directors, producers, development executives, showrunners, story editors and more generally, storytellers keen to reach a wide audience at home and abroad without compromising their creative integrity.If you've ever questioned why screenplays should be structured in three acts, eight sequences, fifteen beats or twenty-two steps then this book was written for you. And if you never have, well... no time like the present!Using many case studies including films as diverse as Gravity, Silver Linings Playbook, Crash, Billy Elliot, The Intouchables, Birdman, Alien, Groundhog Day, Misery, Edge of Tomorrow, The Secret in Their Eyes, Cloud Atlas, L.A. Confidential and The Lives of Others, Screenwriting Unchained will transform the way you write, read, pitch, design, assess and develop screenplays. Guaranteed!About Emmanuel ObergEmmanuel is a screenwriter, author and script consultant with over two decades of experience in the Film and TV industry.After selling a first project to Warner Bros as a co-writer, he went on to be commissioned by StudioCanal and Gold Circle before writing solo for Working Title / Universal and Film4.He has also designed an internationally acclaimed 3-day Advanced Development Workshop - based on the Story-Type Method(R) - which he delivers with passion to filmmakers all over the world.Emmanuel lives in the U.K. with his wife and his two daughters. His film agent is Rachel Holroyd at Casarotto in London....
|Title||:||Screenwriting Unchained: Reclaim Your Creative Freedom and Master Story Structure (With The Story-Type Method Book 1)|
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Screenwriting Unchained: Reclaim Your Creative Freedom and Master Story Structure (With The Story-Type Method Book 1) Reviews
Screenwriting Unchained is an incredibly comprehensive book and an impressive achievement indeed. In particular, the way Oberg devises a properly 'unified theory' that is creatively rather than orthodoxy led makes it a fabulous one-stop, practical tool box for writers and developers. I for one will be recommending it heartily (and using it in my writing no doubt!).
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