Save the Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need

Save the Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need Audible Audiobook – Unabridged

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Listening Length 5 hours and 22 minutes
Author Blake Snyder
Narrator George Newbern
Whispersync for Voice Ready
Audible.com Release Date May 29, 2018
Publisher Dreamscape Media, LLC
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B07BKR4N49
Best Sellers Rank #3,072 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#2 in Screenwriting (Audible Books & Originals)
#8 in Screenwriting (Books)
#85 in Performing Arts (Books)

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John
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books on creating a story that I have read so far.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 17, 2018
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Dave McG.
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for beginners
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 8, 2018
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Procrastinating Pete
5.0 out of 5 stars An alternative pet based title could be 'The Dogs Boll*cks"
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 19, 2018
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Procrastinating Pete
5.0 out of 5 stars An alternative pet based title could be 'The Dogs Boll*cks"
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 19, 2018
I love this book, this is the third copy I have of this book as I loan copies out and give them out as presents to people. This book turned me from a bloke who had lots of ideas to a bloke who could class himself as a screenwriter.
Beat sheet adds the structure to your screenplays. I now have 3 boards 90 cm x 55 cm hung on doors to use for screenwriting.
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Wood Gnome
5.0 out of 5 stars Screenwriters need this on their bookshelf
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 20, 2017
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lovemeslender
2.0 out of 5 stars Check the edition date
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 24, 2022
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2.0 out of 5 stars Check the edition date
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 24, 2022
This is partially my fault for not checking the edition date - I assume there is a newer one than 2005 but I just ordered the first one that came up!
Being so old, a lot of the films that are mentioned as recent are obviously a bit out of date, as is all the talk of checking newspapers for movie listings etc. I bought this as I already had a copy of ‘save the cat writes a novel’ but as I’m studying screenwriting as part of an MA, I thought I should get this too. It’s not particularly well written or succinct - there are quite a few typos. Having said that, Blake knows his stuff and does impart it in a long winded way. Personally, I found the outdated references really off putting & the games for coming up with ideas were very basic and again felt like they needed a re write. But all the infamous ‘beats’ are here!

Having read a few screenwriting books recently I think there are better books out there, notably John Yorke’s Into the Woods. Or Trottier’s screen writing bible covers all the screenwriting how to books in one with minimal waffle (just ignore the hideous cover. Even though it looks super 1990s, it’s a 2019 edition).
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