Reviewed: Save the Cat!

Jack Brislee reviews “Save the Cat!  The Last Book on Screenwriting That You’ll Ever Need” by Blake Snyder. Michael Wiese Productions.  Studio City.  California.  2005. 195 pages.  ISBN 1-932907-00-9  Amazon Price:  US $13.57 ABOUT THE AUTHOR Blake Snyder began his Hollywood career at the tender age of eight, working as a voice over artist for his … Read more

Reviewed: Writing Dialogue for Scripts

Jack Brislee reviews “Writing Dialogue for Scripts” by Rib Davis A & C Black Publishers Ltd. London 2008. 206 pages. ISBN 978-1-408-10134-6 Price: US $16 ABOUT THE AUTHOR Rib Davis is a playwright, oral historian, author, director and community arts worker.  Sixty of his scripts have been performed on stage, screen and radio and he … Read more

Writing the Action-Adventure Film

Jack Brislee reviews “Writing the Action-Adventure Film: The Moment of Truth” by Neill D. Hicks Michael Wiese Productions. Studio City, California. 2002. 181 pages. ISBN 0-941188-39-6, Price: US $15 NOT EASY OR PAIN-FREE This is a screenwriting book with a refreshing opening paragraph. “There are no magical formulas in this book. Even a 19th century … Read more

The Screenwriting Formula

Jack Brislee reviews “The Screenwriting Formula. Why it Works and How to Use It” by Rob Tobin. Writers Digest Books. Cincinnati, Ohio. 2007. 202 pages. ISBN 978-1-58297-462-0 Price: US $15 THE AUTHOR Rob Tobin is a screenwriter, script doctor and writing coach. His brief biography in “The Screenwriting Formula” tells us that he has read more … Read more