Read a Good Book Lately?

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

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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Amanda Toney
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

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

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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📘 Book Summary: The Anatomy of Story - 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller
📘 Book Summary: The Anatomy of Story - 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller
Members of our book club found The Anatomy of Story to be a veritable storytelling bible. It provides a theme-first, structural approach to character development and plotting, along with concrete writ…
Chereze Booysen

I am currently reading the Anatomy of the story and watching Masterclass Shonda Rhimes. Also learning to Raise it written by Ken Davenport. He is awesome. If you do not know him, you should?

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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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

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

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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John Forrest
Working on an option for 1 Novel and just finished a Must Read.

My team and I are working on an option for a recently released novel by first time author Jeff South."Kilroy Was Here" - it is currently on Amazon and is a fun, cinematic read. https://www.amazon.com/Kilroy-was-Here-Jeff-South-ebook/dp/B079TPM59B/re... Also,  I would like to suggest that anyone who...

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The Sven Hassel Collection

Grittiest portrait of World War 2 I have ever read. Very graphic too. Perfect stuff for a mini-series.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19497217-the-sven-hassel-collection...

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The Sven Hassel Collection
The Sven Hassel Collection
The Sven Hassel Collection book. Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. From the fight for survival against the ferocious Red Arm...
Angie Baggett
A Walk Through Cold Fire
Walk Through Cold Fire
Walk Through Cold Fire
Walk Through Cold Fire book. Read 30 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A sixteen-year-old girl with a miserable home life find love...
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