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Secrets of screenplay structure

how to recognize and emulate the structural frameworks of great films

by Linda J. Cowgill

  • 216 Want to read
  • 9 Currently reading

Published by Lone Eagle Pub. in Los Angeles, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Motion picture authorship,
  • Motion picture plays -- Technique

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-302) and index.

    StatementLinda J. Cowgill.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1996 .C8148 1999
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 318 p. ;
    Number of Pages318
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL383284M
    ISBN 10158065004X
    LC Control Number98045740

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