Fast, Cheap & Written That Way by John Gaspard audiobook

Fast, Cheap & Written That Way: Top Screenwriters on Writing for Low-Budget Movies

By John Gaspard
Read by Jim Cunningham
Interviews read by  Andy Morantz , Margaret MikkelsenAsh Steel , Nathan Taber , Chris Clyne , Lauren Gobes , Josh Wallace  and Nick Preston

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It’s like taking a Master Class in screenwriting … all in one book! Discover the pitfalls of writing to fit a budget from screenwriters who have successfully navigated these waters already. Learn from their mistakes and improve your script with their expert advice. "I wish I'd read this book before I made Re-Animator."—Stuart Gordon, Director, Re-Animator, Castle Freak, From Beyond The book covers (among other topics): Academy-Award Winner Dan Futterman (“Capote”) on writing real stories Tom DiCillio (“Living In Oblivion”) on turning a short into a feature Kasi Lemmons (“Eve’s Bayou”) on writing for a different time period George Romero (“Martin”) on writing horror on a budget Rebecca Miller (“Personal Velocity”) on adapting short stories Stuart Gordon (“Re-Animator”) on adaptations Academy-Award Nominee Whit Stillman (“Metropolitan”) on cheap ways to make it look expensive Miranda July (“Me and You and Everyone We Know”) on making your writing spontaneous Alex Cox (“Repo Man”) on scaling the script to meet a budget Joan Micklin Silver (“Hester Street”) on writing history on a budget Bob Clark (“Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things”) on mixing humor and horror And more! This is the book for anyone who’s serious about writing a screenplay that can get produced!

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Summary

It’s like taking a Master Class in screenwriting … all in one book!

Discover the pitfalls of writing to fit a budget from screenwriters who have successfully navigated these waters already. Learn from their mistakes and improve your script with their expert advice.

"I wish I'd read this book before I made Re-Animator."—Stuart Gordon, Director, Re-Animator, Castle Freak, From Beyond

The book covers (among other topics):

  • Academy-Award Winner Dan Futterman (“Capote”) on writing real stories
  • Tom DiCillio (“Living In Oblivion”) on turning a short into a feature
  • Kasi Lemmons (“Eve’s Bayou”) on writing for a different time period
  • George Romero (“Martin”) on writing horror on a budget
  • Rebecca Miller (“Personal Velocity”) on adapting short stories
  • Stuart Gordon (“Re-Animator”) on adaptations
  • Academy-Award Nominee Whit Stillman (“Metropolitan”) on cheap ways to make it look expensive
  • Miranda July (“Me and You and Everyone We Know”) on making your writing spontaneous
  • Alex Cox (“Repo Man”) on scaling the script to meet a budget
  • Joan Micklin Silver (“Hester Street”) on writing history on a budget
  • Bob Clark (“Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things”) on mixing humor and horror
  • And more!

This is the book for anyone who’s serious about writing a screenplay that can get produced!

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Author Bio: John Gaspard

Author Bio: John Gaspard

John Gaspard is the author of the popular Eli Marks mystery series, about a working magician who stumbles into murder cases. In real life, John’s not a magician, but he has directed several feature films that cost very little and made even less—and that’s no small trick. He’s also written multiple books on the subject of low-budget filmmaking. Ironically, they’ve made more than the films.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Runtime: 8.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English