RE: [Videolib] books on screenwriting

Syp, Marc P. (
Tue, 8 Feb 2005 11:49:27 -0600

Check out Focal Press (now owned by Elsevier). They have a screenwriting
section with lots of titles.

Also, "Story" by Robert McKee is a classic. It was featured in the
self-referential "Adaptation".

Marc Syp
Supervisor, Film Library
St. Louis Public Library

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Gary Handman
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2005 7:08 PM
Subject: [Videolib] books on screenwriting

>Hi all

Since we don't collect much in the way of standard texts on screenwriting,
I'm flipping this e-reference query over to the list for consideration and


>(subject) eReference Question
>(from-name) Library Web user
>(from_name) Stacy McKenzie
>(status) Other
>Hello, I am a librarian at a medium sized public library in Broomfield, CO
>looking to expand our collection with some particular subjects as
>requested by some of our public library patrons. I am looking for some
>recommended industry standard guides for writing original movie screen
>plays. Thanks you in advance for sharing your expertise on this subject,
>Stacy McKenzie
>Reference Librarian
>Broomfield Public Library

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley


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--Ted Berrigan

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