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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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good read!

Crisp , precise subject matter.. quite Entertaining... Good for the buddy screenplay writers!
one suggestion- kindly provide the list of movies which are mentioned in the book as a PDF with this book.

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  • Al Davidian
  • 07-06-20

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
  • 26-10-19

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
  • 15-06-20

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
  • 09-03-20

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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  • MM
  • 06-08-22

Solid Companion to the Original

The book is pitched as a stand alone, however, in my opinion you would get much less from it in this way, it is best taken as a companion to the original.

The deep dive of each genre with multiple examples in each was extremely helpful in understanding these ideas expressed in the original book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-09-21

Excellent Foundation

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

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  • John
  • 14-07-21

perfect examples for screen writers

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

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  • 10-07-20

Awful Narrator

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

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It is a thorough look at how many movies fit the save cat beat sheet