Compre o livro Save the Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need na confira as ofertas para livros em inglês e importados. The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need Paperback – May 25, Blake Snyder tells all in this fast, funny and candid look inside the movie business. Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You'll Ever. Editorial Reviews. Review. “One of the most comprehensive and insightful how- to's out there. Save the Cat! is a must-read for both the novice and the.

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Save the Cat book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare ad. Blake Snyder (October 3, – August 4, ) was an American screenwriter, consultant, author and educator based in Los Angeles who, through his Save The Cat trilogy of books on screenwriting. A summary of the book. The last book on screenwriting that you´ll ever need. By Blake Snyder. Summary by Kim Hartman. This is a summary of what I think is the .

Mini-review, for those who demand it: Very useful primer for beginner screenwriters, and a good resource for veteren writers. Enjoy the book! What a film is about is a key question asked during many stages of pitching, production, and distribution of a movie. It is asked by movie executives during the pitch meeting. It is asked by the marketing team as they try to summarize the movie on the movie poster.

Some movies are easy to figure out. This largely explains why Hollywood makes so many sequels and perpetually remakes classics: there is already a fan-base so selling it to the public is a lot easier.

Other movies are easy to figure out since they have a great logline or one-line—a one or two sentence description of the movie—that shows the movie is full of potential based on the premise, the characters, and the conflict. Examples of loglines: A cop comes to L.

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A Compelling Mental Picture The next most important characteristic in a great logline is that it captures the whole movie, either its essence or its potential. Audience and Cost An important element in a great logline is the sense of what demographic the movie is aimed at. Along with audience, a good logline gives the impression of how much it will cost to make it.

If it is loaded with science fiction or fantasy, a studio exec will know it will probably cost more than a logline that implies the movie is a simple comedy that all takes place in a small town.

The concepts introduced can be complex but are easily understood through the many examples given. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by Dorothy from Understanding Story For the first time I understand what a story actually is and why people want stories so much, why stories are so important and have been since way back in time, before Aristotle even.

For anyone who has to understand the structure of a story in order to be able to write one, this is the right book. Some people know it intuitively but I have to be told.

A wonderful book. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by Rene from Ain't she sweet Best book I've read in a long time! Fun Read "Save the Cat! Snyder says he got it from Spielberg who deliberately kept out a press element in ET.

Save the Cat: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need

Logically, in the real world, the media would be all over a real live alien. But, in the story world, involving the press in the story seems to make the story seem less real. I think that might be true. Overall, Save the Cat! You will be delighted as Mckee makes this book extremely entertaining and insightful.


His idiosyncrasy is his multi-act division of a screenplay: five, seven, nine or more. He gives his definition of an act and his analysis seems reasonable.

But I'm not sure that I come to the same conclusion when I try to repeat his analysis on my own.

As to a scene, his analysis is more conventional. I did like his metaphor of finding "the gap" in a scene.

The idea being that the best scenes go beyond what is actually happening and what the audience expects to happen; to open "a gap" in the scene that exposes the unexpected. Overall, I liked "Story".

I'm not so sure it will be useful in writing a screenplay but it did make me think about the mechanics of a scene. It's funny, readable, and informative.

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The author, Blake Synder, breaks down the structural elements of a story into logical progressions. Not only does he tell you what they are, but when, how and why to use them. The terms Blake uses to describe various aspects - save the cat refers to an element of characterization , pope in the pool more for screenplays than novels, but interesting none-the-less , double mumbo jumbo, and my favourite watch out for that glacier - are both funny and memorable.

Best of all are the examples he uses from movies. Blake connects movie scenes with his story theory, crystallizing the idea in the reader's mind and leaving no doubt to the validity of the structural point. I highly recommend this book. It is an easy read and not very hard to follow and understand.

I would have marked that I "loved it" but at times the writer comes across as over arrogant and says things "must" be done a certain way, but there are countless examples that don't follow his formula.

But it does have a lot of useful information in it that may help you go from wanting to be a screenplay writer to actually being one.Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by Dorothy from Understanding Story For the first time I understand what a story actually is and why people want stories so much, why stories are so important and have been since way back in time, before Aristotle even.

Maybe this gap between what makes an entertaining experience and the lure of the predictable checklist is why Hollywood is floundering. We want our stories to be about something related to our primal needs for survival.

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He will give you insight into such insider jargon like "plot" and "story arc". Snyder tries too hard to be cool, or hip, or engaging, or something, and the introductions to each chapter are trite, annoying, and a bit like a par Save the Cat!

Snyder might have a functioning soul. And so must a novel. And I say: Overall, I liked "Story".

Keep in mind that this formula is designed to help screenwriters write screenplays that will sell — it may strike you as a little too formulaic.

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