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Something Startling Happens

Something Startling Happens
Your Price: $33.25 CDN
Author: Todd Klick
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 200
Pub. Date: 2011
ISBN-10: 1615930590
ISBN-13: 9781615930593

About the Book:

The 120 Story Beats Every Writer Needs to Know.

Something Startling Happens is a clever book by Todd Klick that reveals the 120 minute-by-minute story genome that unites all successful films. It shows you — like no other book has before — what makes great movies tick.

Get the structural skinny on what made these and over 40 other movies successful: Star Wars, Forrest Gump, Being John Malkovich, The Godfather, Rashomon, Halloween, Jaws, Juno, Knocked Up, The Matrix, Pulp Fiction, and Spider-Man.

The key features of Something Startling Happens include:
• Keep your audience on the line. Permanently.
• 120 minute-by-minute story genome that unites all successful films
• Get the structural skinny on over 50 successful films
• A catalyst for developing compelling and engaging screenplays

What people say:

"I tell writers to study movies and break down their structure. Klick has done this here, minute by minute. …an invaluable tool in building a professional career." — Marc Scott Zicreewriter: Star Trek: The Next Generation

"Klick demystifies the scriptwriting process and takes you on a beautiful journey into the thought process behind the moments that make a feature great." — Jen Grisanti, author of Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Story

"With screenwriting students, one of the best exercises is to 'beat' out the story with them. This book is a catalyst for developing compelling and engaging screenplays." — Rob Goald, University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) Film Department

About the Author:

Todd Klick is a screenwriter, producer, and author working as Vice-President and Director of Story Development for a Los Angeles-based production company.

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