Fast, Cheap & Written That Way: Top Screenwriters on Writing for Low-Budget Movies (Paperback)

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Write Your Screenplay with the Help of Top Screenwriters

It's like taking a Master Class in screenwriting ... all in one book Discover the pitfalls of writing to fit a budget from screenwriters who have successfully navigated these waters already. Learn from their mistakes and improve your script with their expert advice.

"I wish I'd read this book before I made Re-Animator."--Stuart Gordon, Director, Re-Animator, Castle Freak, From Beyond

The book covers (among other topics):

  • Academy-Award Winner Dan Futterman ("Capote") on writing real stories
  • Tom DiCillio ("Living In Oblivion") on turning a short into a feature
  • Kasi Lemmons ("Eve's Bayou") on writing for a different time period
  • George Romero ("Martin") on writing horror on a budget
  • Rebecca Miller ("Personal Velocity") on adapting short stories
  • Stuart Gordon ("Re-Animator") on adaptations
  • Academy-Award Nominee Whit Stillman ("Metropolitan") on cheap ways to make it look expensive
  • Miranda July ("Me and You and Everyone We Know") on making your writing spontaneous
  • Alex Cox ("Repo Man") on scaling the script to meet a budget
  • Joan Micklin Silver ("Hester Street") on writing history on a budget
  • Bob Clark ("Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things") on mixing humor and horror
  • Amy Holden Jones ("Love Letters") on writing romance on a budget
  • Henry Jaglom ("Venice/Venice") on mixing improvisation with scripting
  • L.M. Kit Carson ("Paris, Texas") on re-writing while shooting
  • Academy-Award Winner Kenneth Lonergan ("You Can Count on Me") on script editing
  • Roger Nygard ("Suckers") on mixing genres

This is the book for anyone who's serious about writing a screenplay that can get produced

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"A perfect read for anyone who wants to write a film script or for anyone who just enjoys watching movies."--Fred Willard, Actor, A Mighty Wind, Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman

"This volume is packed full of useful little nuggets of information."--Jonathan Lynn, Director, My Cousin Vinny, Clue, Nuns on the Run, The Whole Nine Yards

"Packed with war stories and savvy advice for beginning screenwriters."--Larry Gross, Screenwriter, 48 hrs., Streets of Fire, True Crime

Product Details
ISBN: 9798201134624
Publisher: Albert's Bridge Books
Publication Date: April 24th, 2021
Pages: 346
Language: English