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  • Save the Cat!

  • The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need
  • By: Blake Snyder
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (113 ratings)

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Save the Cat!

By: Blake Snyder
Narrated by: George Newbern
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Here's what started the phenomenon: This book has been a best seller for over 15 years and has been used by screenwriters around the world! Blake Snyder tells all in this fast, funny, and candid look inside the movie business. Save the Cat is just one of many ironclad rules for making your ideas more marketable and your script more satisfying. Others include these: 

  • The four elements of every winning logline 
  • The seven immutable laws of screenplay physics 
  • The 10 genres that every movie ever made can be categorized by - and why they're important to your script 
  • Why your hero must serve your idea 
  • Mastering the 15 beats 
  • Creating the perfect beast by using the board to map 40 scenes with conflict and emotional change 
  • How to get back on track with proven rules for script repair 

This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat.

©2005 Blake Snyder (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Well read and researched. The author knows his stuff. If story is for you, YES

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useless, stop. and keep searching.

Crap, cheap and boring. I can think in only one thing delete it.
It gives no technical nor craft tools.

You will find more useful information and craft tools in any video about cinema and screenwriters in YouTube.

It gives only the point of view of one individual with out any love for movies.

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The Death of Originality

If the last few years have shown us anything it's that people like Tarantino and Scorsese and Aronofsky can entertain us and really speak to us - without adhering to this mapped out formulaic nonsense. When Snyder talks about the scripts he's written - it honestly sounds like the worst kind of predictable Hollywood SHMALTZ...
Seriously, I can't even stand to try to digest it.
It is SO formulaic it makes me wanna puke. If any script I write will automatically be rejected purely because it doesn't have a stated theme at minute 5 and an Act 2 changeover at minute 25 - and a 'showdown' - and an obligatory wrap up - then screw ya - I'll make my own damn movie. I'm not saying plot structuring or character growth or narrative impetus is wrong - no way - but this ridiculous Hollow Wood show mapping can GO JUMP...

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Reconmend For Any Screen Writer

Great book for any screen writer and whoever wants to succeed in the film industry as a writer

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