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Save the Cat! Goes to the Indies

Save the Cat! Goes to the Indies
Your Price: $27.95 CDN
Author: Salva Rubio based on the books by Blake Snyder
Publisher: Save the Cat! Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 328
Pub. Date: 2017
ISBN-10: 0984157662
ISBN-13: 9780984157662

About the Book:

The Screenwriters Guide to 50 Films from the Masters....

Designed for screenwriters, novelists, and movie fans, Save the Cat! Goes to the Indies gives you the key breakdowns of the 50 most instructional movies that fit both the "independent" label and Blake Snyder's 15 beats.

In his best-selling second book, Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies, author and screenwriter Blake Snyder provided 50 "beat sheets" to 50 big-budget, mostly studio-made films. Now his student, Salva Rubio, applies Blake Snyder's principles to 50 celebrated independent films (again with 5 beat sheets for each of Blake's 10 genres).

From international sensations like The Blair Witch Project to promising debuts like Pi, from small films that acquired cult status like Texas Chain Saw Massacre to Euro-blockbusters like The Full Monty, from unexpected gems like Before Sunrise to textbook classics such as The 400 Blows, from Dogville to Drive and Boogie Nights to Cinema Paradiso, especially if you are a writer, this book reveals how screenwriters who came before you tackled the same challenges you are facing with the film you want to write — or the one you are currently working on.

In Save the Cat! Goes to the Indies, you'll find beat sheets for works from Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, David Lynch, Roman Polanski, Danny Boyle, David Mamet, Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Sofia Coppola, Stephen Frears, David Hare, Stanley Kubrick, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, and the Coen Brothers, among other renowned writers and directors.

You'll see how "hitting the beats" creates a story that resonates for audiences the world over. Why is this important? Because it gives both writers and moviegoers a language to analyze film and understand how filmmakers can effectively reach audiences.

About the Author:

Salva Rubio is a professional writer. He took Blake Snyder's screenwriting workshop in 2007, and went on to work as a screenwriter, published graphic novelist, essayist, and script doctor.

Blake Snyder (1957 – 2009) was an American screenwriter based in Los Angeles, who through the authorship of three books on screenwriting and story structures became one of the most popular writing mentors in the film industry. In his 20-year career as a screenwriter and producer, he sold dozens of scripts, including co-writing Blank Check, which became a hit for Disney, and Nuclear Family for Steven Spielberg — both million-dollar sales.

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