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Screenwriting Book Review: Constructing a Story

Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: Le Clown et l’Enfant (2017) Language: English Publisher’s Store: https://2ks.co/leclown Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2ICpsGD THE AUTHOR Yves Lavandier took a degree in Civil Engineering, then studied film at Columbia University, New York, between 1983 and 1985. One of his tutors was Frantisek (Frank) Daniel, the same teacher who inspired Paul Gulino, author of “Screenwriting, the Sequence Approach”. During this time he wrote … Read More

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Cinematic Storytelling (1)

I read Cinematic Storytelling, which was written by the great Jennifer Van Sijll, and I just LOVED IT. This should be in the library of every aspiring screenwriter on the planet and every single technique should be memorized backwards and forwards. Period. This book is exactly what the screenwriting community needs right now. If you’ve read every book under the sun about … Read More

Writing Drama (17)

Yves Lavandier’s book Writing Drama currently rates as the absolute favorite of our book reviewer Jack Brislee. To give you the opportunity to delve into Lavandier’s amazing knowledge and insight, we will be publishing a weekly excerpt from the book. Excess is undoubtedly one of the secrets of the success of American cinema— the other secrets, in my view, are that they … Read More