About the Book:
The Screenwriter's Guide To Every Story Ever Told....
In the long-awaited sequel to his bestseller, Save the Cat!, author and screenwriter Blake Snyder returned to form in a fast-paced follow-up that proves why his is the most talked-about approach to screenwriting in years.
In the perfect companion piece to his first book, Blake Snyder delivered even more insider's information gleaned from a 20-year track record as one of Hollywood's most successful spec screenwriters, giving you the clues to write your movie.
Designed for screenwriters, novelists, and movie fans, Save The Cat! Goes To The Movies gives you the key breakdowns of the 50 most instructional movies from the past 30 years. From MASH to Crash, from Alien to Saw, from 10 to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Blake Snyder 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. Writing a romantic-comedy? Check out the Buddy Love chapter for a beat for beat dissection of When Harry Met Sally… plus references to 10 other great romantic comedies that will make your story sing.
Want to execute a great mystery? Go to the Whydunit section and learn about the dark turn that's essential to the heroes of All the President's Men, Blade Runner, Fargo and hip noir Brick — and see why ALL good stories, whether a Hollywood blockbuster or a Sundance award winner, follow the same rules of structure outlined in Snyder's breakthrough method.
If you want to sell your script and create a movie that pleases most audiences most of the time, the odds increase if you reference Blake Snyder's checklists and see what makes 50 films tick. After all, both executives and audiences respond to the same elements good writers seek to master. They want to know the type of story they signed on for, and whether it's structured in a way that satisfies everyone. It's what they're looking for. And now, it's what you can deliver.
What people say:
"Everything there is to be done has been done before in some way. Save The Cat! Goes To The Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide To Every Story Ever Told is a guide to this strange claim to cover ten genre that the populace can't seem to get enough of, a through look at fifty of the biggest movies of the past three decades to cover everything about the modern movie script — and why originality isn't really dead when it seems to be — but it's really just taking on a new costume and appearance. Written by a Hollywood veteran with thirteen successful screenplay sales, Save The Cat! Goes To The Movies is highly recommended to anyone who's trying to break into Hollywood and for community library collections on the subject of film." — Mid-West Book Review
"Surprising, entertaining, informative, and smart. Snyder's genius isn't in telling how to write but teaching you how to think about writing movies." — Bruce Feirstein, Writer: GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough
"Blake has created an extremely valuable guide to engaging and entertaining your audience, both in the big idea and moment-by-moment. It's a window into how successful writers and developers think." — Luke Ryan, Vice President, MTV Films; Executive Producer: Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
"You can't think outside the box until you understand what it is — and nobody understands the box that movies come in the way Blake does. A fantastic book!" — Jeff Arch, Writer: Oscar nominated Sleepless in Seattle, Saving Milly
"Even if you've read and analyzed 50 screenplays, you still wouldn't learn half as much as you could from reading this book. Save The Cat! Goes To The Movies proves that not only is Blake a great screenwriter, he's a great screenwriting teacher." — Stephanie Palmer, Founder and Author, Good in a Room
"Blake Snyder proves once again that his practical, strategic approach to writing is the foundation for great movies. His wildly informative and entertaining follow-up to Save The Cat! Goes To The Movies is an invaluable guide to foolproof storytelling." — Craig Perry, Producer: American Pie, Final Destination
About the Author:
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