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Publisher's Summary

In the perfect companion piece to his first book, Blake Snyder delivers even more insider information gleaned from a 20-year track record as one of Hollywood's most successful spec screenwriters. Designed for screenwriters, novelists, and movie fans, this book gives listeners key breakdowns of the 50 most instructional movies from the past 30 years. From M*A*S*H to Crash, Alien to Saw, and 10 to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Snyder reveals how screenwriters in the past tackled the same challenges faced by screenwriters today.

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  • Al Davidian
  • 07-06-2020

Actionable and entertaining

A great foundation in the quest to build genre-aware screenwriting skills. Not as elaborate as John Truby's system, but easier to digest, and well-explored through analysis of films in all major Hollywood genres.

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  • Joy
  • 26-10-2019

The Best Author & Best Narrator TOGETHER in 1 Book

A valuable resource by Blake, Snyder, engagingly read by George Newbern. Thank God for a great narrator. This book is a valuable tool you will want to listen to again and again.

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  • Jim Nichols
  • 15-06-2020

Very helpful

I return to this time and time again. If you aspire to write and/or enjoy the craft of narrative you will enjoy this audiobook.

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  • Xander Turian
  • 09-03-2020

Another great tool in the writers box

I love the Save a The Cat series. I have found them incredibly useful when developing and writing my projects.

I see films in a new way now as well.

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  • 14-09-2021

Excellent Foundation

I enjoyed the step by step explanation of the process behind constructing a traditional screenplay.

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  • 14-07-2021

perfect examples for screen writers

I liked it so much I bought the paper back too just for reference

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  • 10-07-2020

Awful Narrator

The narrator sounds like the sarcastic pedant guy from the YouTube CinemaSins... It's extremely smug and irritating.

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