Saving Private Ryan

Author: Steven Spielberg
Publisher: Newmarket Press
ISBN: 9781557043702
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Over 50,000 sold—the only illustrated companion book to the extraodinary film. Includes excerpts from Stephen Ambrose's books, screenplay extracts, and commentary by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Janusz Kaminski and others. 100 illustrations, 130 color plates.

The Third Act

Author: Drew Yanno
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826418783
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The Third Act is the first screenwriting instructional book to focus entirely on that most important part of a script - the ending.

Saving Private Ryan

Author: Clinton LeFort
ISBN: 9781520708522
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I. Moral CharacterSaving another man's life in the face of death requires moral character (Gabbard 131). When soldiers give their lives for the sake of another, they teach a silent lesson of morality and virtue. Their actions say that the war is about "building character and not about brutality and stupidity" (Gabbard 132). Rather than putting the emphasis on death and dying, the hero puts the emphasis on virtue and life. Captain Miller fights for freedom and valor. In the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan virtue and heroism seem to be void of any meaning. Steven Spielberg paints the war as ugly and horrific in the opening minutes of the movie. As the pressure of war sets in on the small group of soldiers led by Captain Miller both the virtuous and vicious characteristics of the officers are revealed. A sharp contrast is made between Captain Miller and Corporal Upham; while Captain Miller ultimately faces the enemy fire in order to bring down the enemy tank, Corporal Upham fails to pull the trigger on the enemy only an inch away. Captain Miller remains a stable model of determination and courage under fire while Corporal Upham shows an increasing growth of fear and lack of nerve in the face of death and ill-treatment. Virtuous human characteristics wereoften spoken about by the noted WW II historian Stephen Ambrose. Ambrose was person most responsible for the view of heroism in the movie Saving Private Ryan (Gabbard 132). Ambrose is the author of around 200 hundred works on World War II. Ambrose has a unique style when dealing with World War II stories. He obtains his war facts by interviewing WW II veterans and shares their "anecdotal accounts" (Gabbard 132). Ambrose also shares the "catalogue of horrific and the antiheroic aspects of war" (Gabbard 132). Captain Miller and a small group looking for Private Ryan show the human side of being a soldier. These war stories sometimes show the "criminal incompetence of those who made command decisions" (Gabbard 132). WW II veterans base Ambrose's style of writing about WW II on private recollections of WW II events. Ambrose is noted for characterizing the "industriousness of American soldiers" (Gabbard 132). Ambrose being a highly respected WW II historian was asked to a private screening of Saving Private Ryan by Steven Spielberg. Ambrose was "so affected by the film's realism he crawled under the seat and asked the projectionist to shut down for a minute" (Gabbard 132-133). Ambrose says Saving Private Ryan is "the greatest because it rings the truest" (Kaltenbach). Ambrose served as a consultant on the movie. Ambrose was given "veto power by Spielberg over any scene he found objectionable" (Kaltenbach) but Ambrose never needed to use it. Ambrose's greatest comment about Saving Private Ryan is:"In 1964-'65, we sent young men off to Vietnam with images of John Wayne in their minds. The next time we send young men off to war, they're going to have images of Tom Hanks in mind, and they're going to have a much better idea of [what combat is]. There is not an experience like combat. It is not glorious; it is not romantic" (Kaltenbach).

Saving Private Ryan Adapted From The Novel By Max Allan Collins

Author: Jacqueline Kehl
ISBN: 9781405880473
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It's June 9 1944, three days after D-Day. On the orders of the government, Captain John Miller and his men go to look for Private James Ryan. They must bring him home. But how many will survive the mission?

The Screenwriter S Workbook

Author: Syd Field
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0307497720
File Size: 60,42 MB
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At last! The classic screenwriting workbook—now completely revised and updated—from the celebrated lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author, Syd Field: “the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world”* No one knows more about screenwriting than Syd Field—and now the ultimate Hollywood insider shares his secrets and expertise, completely updating his bestselling workbook for a new generation of screenwriters. Filled with new material—including fresh insights and anecdotes from the author and analyses of films from Pulp Fiction to Brokeback Mountain—The Screenwriter’s Workbook is your very own hands-on workshop, the book that allows you to participate in the processes that have made Syd Field’s workshops invaluable to beginners and working professionals alike. Follow this workbook through to the finish, and you’ll end up with a complete and salable script! Learn how to: • Define the idea on which your script will be built • Create the model—the paradigm—that professionals use • Bring your characters to life • Write dialogue like a pro • Structure your screenplay for success from the crucial first pages to the final act Here are systematic instructions, easy-to-follow exercises, a clear explanation of screenwriting basics, and expert advice at every turn—all the moment-to-moment, line-by-line help you need to transform your initial idea into a professional screenplay that’s earmarked for success. The Perfect Companion Volume to Syd Field’s Revised and Updated Edition of Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting *Hollywood Reporter From the Trade Paperback edition.

How To Build A Great Screenplay

Author: David Howard
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429994781
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Acclaimed USC screenwriting teacher David Howard has guided hundreds of students to careers in writing for film and television. Drawing on decades of practical experience and savvy, How to Build a Great Screenplay deconstructs the craft of screenwriting and carefully reveals how to build a good story from the ground up. Howard eschews the "system" offered by other books, emphasizing that a great screenplay requires dozens of unique decisions by the author. He offers in-depth considerations of: * characterization * story arc * plotting and subplotting * dealing with coincidence in story plotting * classical vs. revolutionary screenplay structure * tone, style, and atmosphere * the use of time on screen * the creation of drama and tension * crucial moments in storytelling Throughout the book, Howard clarifies his lessons through examples from some of the most successful Hollywood and international script-oriented films, including Pulp Fiction, American Beauty, Trainspotting, North by Northwest, Chinatown, and others. The end result is what could very well become the classic text in the field---a bible for the burgeoning screenwriter.

Independent Ed

Author: Edward Burns
Publisher: Avery
ISBN: 1592409334
File Size: 39,86 MB
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In Independent Ed, Edward Burns shares the story of his two remarkable decades in the film industry. At the age of 25 Burns produced his first film, The Brothers McMullen (1995), on a tiny budget. It went on to win the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 1995. Since then, aspiring film makers have sought his advice. This entertaining and inspirational memoir tells readers how he managed to secure financing and how he found stars on the way up, as well as sharing his work methods. A must-read for movie fans, film students and everyone who loves a gripping tale.

Virgin Film War Films

Author: James Clarke
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448133920
File Size: 76,88 MB
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War films have existed since the birth of cinema, typically gung-ho tales of macho derring-do. But war films are not always about bravado and bravery, they also detail the horrors of war, the sadness, the brotherhood of soldiers and comedy that can be found in the bleakest of situations, as well as the excitement of the battlefield. War Films explores defining movies of the genre in sections covering different wars as well as wars with other worlds. The book also offers links between the different films, historical and cinematic worth and profiles of key actors and directors. Among the films included are Saving Private Ryan, Dr Strangelove,Welcome to Sarajevo, The Dam Busters, Gallipoli, The Deer Hunter and Ran.

Four Screenplays

Author: Syd Field
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0307569527
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In a field being transformed by technology, Syd Field shows you what works and why and how to find new ways to create a truly outstanding film using four extraordinary examples: Thelma & Louise, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, The Silence Of The Lambs, and Dances With Wolves. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Global Scriptwriting

Author: Ken Dancyger
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136048103
File Size: 53,55 MB
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Global Scriptwriting offers a look at an exciting new phase in screen storytelling, as writers and directors from all over the world infuse traditional forms with their own cultural values to create stories that have an international appeal and suggest a universality among readers, viewers, and listeners. A unique blend of screenwriting technique and film studies, Global Scriptwriting discusses screen stories as they have evolved through the years, focusing first on the basics of scriptwriting, then going on to afford a more sophisticated look at script via different models of scriptwriting: the Hollywood model, the independent model, the national model, and various alternative models. It examines the internationalization of storytelling, and illustrates how particular innovations have helped national screen stories to international success. This book is the first to incorporate the basics of the classical form with the innovative edge of the last decade, as well the culture specific changes that have taken place outside of North America. It offers readers a view of the enriched repertoire available to writers resulting from the introduction of cultural perspectives into traditional story forms. Specific topics examined include, the ascent of voice, the search for new forms, the struggle between style and content, and the centrality of megagenre.