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On Story—Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films presents renowned, award-winning screenwriters and filmmakers discussing their careers and the stories behind the production of their iconic films such as L.A. Confidential, Thelma & Louise, Groundhog Day, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Silence of the Lambs, In the Name of the Father, Apollo 13, and more. In their own lively words transcribed from interviews and panel discussions, Ron Howard, Callie Khouri, Jonathan Demme, Ted Tally, Jenny Lumet, Harold Ramis, and others talk about creating stories that resonate with one’s life experiences or topical social issues, as well as how to create appealing characters and bring them to life. Their insights, production tales, and fresh, practical, and proven advice make this book ideal for film lovers, screenwriting students, and filmmakers and screenwriters seeking inspiration.
On Story—Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films presents distills the advice of renowned award-winning screenwriters who have appeared on On Story and have attended Austin Film Festival's annual Conference. Writers include, but are not limited to, John August, John Lee Hancock, Lawrence Kasdan, Daniel Petrie, Jr., Whit Stillman, Robin Swicord, and Randall Wallace with a special foreword by Brian Helgeland. In their own lively words and stories transcribed from interviews and panel discussions, they cover the entire development of a screenplay, from inspiration, story, process, structure, characters, and dialogue to rewriting and collaboration. Their advice is fresh, practical, and proven - these writers know how to tell a story on a screen. Enjoy this collection of ideas and use it to jumpstart your own screenwriting career.