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Something Startling Happens: The 120 Story Beats Every Writer Needs to Know

Something Startling Happens: The 120 Story Beats Every Writer Needs to Know

by Todd Klick List price: $24.95 $18.71 Saving: 25%

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This clever book 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, JunoKnocked Up, The Matrix, Pulp Fiction, and Spider-Man.

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 Zicree, writer: 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, UNLV Film Dept.

Screenwriter, Producer, and Author Todd Klick is a VP and Director of Story Development in Los Angeles, CA.



 

Vital statistics

ISBN-10: 1615930590
ISBN-13: 9781615930593
Publication date: October 1, 2011
Language: English
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

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