Going To The Movies
What makes a great move great? an actor legendary? a screenplay extraordinary or just ordinary? Syd Field has spent a lifetime seeking answers to these questions. His bestselling books on the art and craft of screenwriting have become the film industry's gold standard. Now Syd Field tells his own remarkable story, sharing the insight and experience gleaned from an extraordinary career. Using classic movies from the past and present - from Orson Welles' Citizen Kane to Andy and Larry Wachowski's The Matrix - Field provides a guided tour of the basic elelments comon to all great films. Learn what makes La Grand Illusion a groundbreaking, timeless classic ... how Casablanca teaches one of the most important elements of creating memorable characters for the screen ... why Pulp Fiction might be one of the most influential films of our time.Rich in anecdote and insight, GOING TO THE MOVIES will both entertain and inform, deepening every moviegoer's appreciation of the magic behind the silver screen.
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