Let's cut to the chase: Writing a Great Movie is a practical nuts-and-bolts manual to dramatic writing for film. This hands-on course in screenwriting shows how to create, develop, and construct an original screenplay from scratch using seven essential tools for the screenwriter-(1) Dilemma, Crisis, Decision and Action, and Resolution, (2) Theme, (3) the 36 Dramatic Situations, (4) the Enneagram, (5) Research and Brainstorming, (6) the Central Proposition, and (7) Sequence, Proposition, and Plot-which break the writing process down into approachable steps and produce great results. Author Jeff Kitchen-a working screenwriter, renowned dramaturge, and teacher at the University of Southern California's graduate film school-shares the insider secrets he has developed over years of writing and teaching. Writing a Great Movie is the complete guide to creating compelling screenplays that will sell. State-of-the-art screenwriting theory and technique from a master Author named one of today's top screenwriting teachers in Creative Screenwriting magazine Great for writers at every level, beginner to established. Book has signs of shelfwear with bumps to the corners, some creasing to the front and some bend pages to the corners. Book in good condition with no markings to the text.