Read a Good Book Lately?

Read a good book about your craft? Or just a good book in general? Share it here.

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Wayne Jarman
Crowdsourcing

I am currently reading Richard Botto's 'Crowdsourcing For FilmMakers'.Brilliant information in an enjoyable read!I have been hitting Social Media for years, in the hope of building an interested 'Crowd'.A lot of rethinking and targeting to be done, methinks. :-)Highly recommended:https://www.amazon....

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Allie Jessing

I can't wait to get home and order this book!

Richard "RB" Botto

Thank you for all the support, guys. Wayne, if you haven't already, I would greatly appreciate you leaving an Amazon review! Thanks in advance!

Wayne Jarman

I guarantee that I will ...even if I have to do it in Lindi's name. (She bought it for me, as a Birthday present.)

Richard "RB" Botto

You're too kind, Wayne. Thank you in advance!

Wayne Jarman

Richard "RB" Botto, My review on Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2317852758I will keep trying to put it up on Amazon ...but Amazon currently hates Australians and I just keep running i...

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Bruce Forsyth's Autobiography, Brucie

Am currently reading Bruce Forsyth's autobiography Brucie, and am thoroughly enjoying it.

Vasco Phillip de Sousa
Hollywood Animal, Joe Ezsterhas

I hated Eszterhas's films as a kid, but as I went to the movies almost every week (sometimes twice or three time) I couldn't avoid them. I remember being extremely disappointed in Jade, after hearing great reviews. When I realised all the films I most despised (Jade, Showgirls, Sliver) were by the s...

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Vasco Phillip de Sousa

Alessandro, obviously, you didn't read the book, and have no idea what he was doing it for.at least armchair quarterbacks actually watch the game.

Ardua de Potomac

I just love seeing these two beautiful names in print: Vasco Phillip de Sousa and Alessandro Machi!

Alessandro Machi

Vasco Phillip de Sousa. I know who Ezsterhas is, I read a couple of articles about him years ago and he grumbled about how his work was changed and that it got to the point where it became more about...

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Vasco Phillip de Sousa

Alessandro, if you read his books, you'll see him tell a cautionary tale of someone who subcontracted writers, and the trouble that led to.He was recruited into the industry. He's not a producer, but...

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Ardua de Potomac
"Circe" by Madeline Miller

Amazingly modern interpretation of a Greek myth about a demi-goddess who becomes a witch! This is quite a feminist tour de force about the struggle to break free from the constraints of patriarchal family and the larger forces of social control (here, the gods of Olympus). The writing style is fairl...

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Amanda Toney - Stage 32 Next Level Education
Bad Blood

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou. It's not industry related, but it's non-fiction that reads like fiction about the rise and fall of Theranos (Silicon Valley medical company). They're making it into a movie with Jennifer Lawerence to play the CEO. Fascinating read.

Ronald Atkinson
The Godfather Notebook

As many of you already know, Francis Ford Coppola started out with The Godfather by reading the book. He then took that book and created his own prompt book filled with notes. He basically said he relied more so on that than he did when writing the actual screenplay. This notebook showed me so much...

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Amanda Toney - Stage 32 Next Level Education

Love this post Ronald, I'm just seeing it now. I actually have this stored on my kindle for the summer.

Daniel Lyddon
Turning Pro

Currently reading "Turning Pro" by Steven Pressfield - the follow up to his highly successful "The War of Art". I like how the chapters/sections are a page or less, allowing me to dip and out when I need to :)

Amanda Toney - Stage 32 Next Level Education

I have a director friend that read this and loved it. Completely changed her way of thinking in a good way.

Devon Robbins
Troy James Weaver

Any fans of his? If you haven't read this guy, you're missing out. His books are short, almost like a collection of vignettes. Marigold is probably my favorite book ever. It's about a suicidal floral salesman searching for reasons to keep living.

Amanda Toney - Stage 32 Next Level Education

This is interesting, I'm definitely going to check it out.

Barkskins by Annie Proulx

To the core of Barkskins is the message of reverence for all living things.

Ross Hartmann
Notes on The Anatomy of Story

I finished reading The Anatomy of Story and put together some notes for other screenwriters (The full notes are at https://kiingo.co/anatomy-of-story).Here's the gist:- A story's moral argument, or theme, is the exploration and consequent answer(s) to the question, "What's the proper way to live in...

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Ro Roxie
Maximum Screenwriting: 25 Commonly Asked Questions and Straight Answers by Jeff Schimmel

Jeff Schimmel tells screenwriters things that others don't discuss, and he does it in such an interesting and straight forward way that is both entertaining and easy to read. The title may claim 25 questions answered, but it's really far more than that! Just another book that I'm glad to add to my s...

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Marion Phillips
Poems by Pablo Nruda

Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example,'The night is shattered and the blue stars shiver in the distance.' The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too. Through nights like this one I held her in m...

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