The latest issue of The Journal of Screenwriting (where I serve as the Book Reviews Editor) is now available.
The special theme of Volume 9 Issue 3 is Animation so it contains articles with titles such as
- “How to write a screenplay with a chainsaw”
- “Performing without the use of a net: Making an animated feature without a storyboard”
— as well as the more academically titled —
- “Analysing the advantages of Aristotle’s two-act structure in comparison with Syd Field’s three-act structure in short comedic animation scriptwriting”.
Naturally, the book reviews have been written by many wonderful colleagues whose work I am happy to share.
Here are the books reviewed in the Journal of Screenwriting Volume 9 Issue 3
The Aspiring Screenwriter’s Dirty Lowdown Guide to Fame and Fortune: Tough Lessons You Need to Know to Take Your Script From Premise to Premiere, Andy Rose (2018) New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 304 pp., ISBN 978-1-25015-949-6, p/bk, $16.99; ISBN 978-1-25015-950-2, ebook, $9.99
Creating Compelling Characters for Film, TV, Theatre and Radio, Rib Davis (2016) London: Bloomsbury Academic, 168 pp., ISBN 978-1-47426-020-6, p/bk, $23.36; ISBN 978-1-47426-022-0, ePDF, $16.19; ISBN 978-1-47426-021-3, ePub, $16.1
The Writers: A History of American Screenwriters and Their Guild, Miranda J. Banks (2015) New Brunswick, New Jersey and London: Rutgers University Press, 328 pp., ISBN 978-081357-139-3, h/bk, $32.79; ISBN 978-0-81357-138-6, p/bk, $23.93; ISBN 978-0-81357-140-9, digital, $19.99
Classical Hollywood Cinema: Film Style and Mode of Production to 1960, David Bordwell, Janet Staiger and Kristin Thompson ( 1988) London: Routledge, 652 pp., ISBN 978-0-41500-383-4, p/bk, £32.99
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