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In the long-awaited sequel to his surprise bestseller, Save the Cat!, author and screenwriter Blake Snyder returns to form in a fast-paced follow-up that proves why his is the most talked-about approach to screenwriting in years. In the perfect companion piece to his first book, Snyder delivers even more insider''s information gleaned from a 20-year track record as ?one of Hollywood''s most successful spec screenwriters, ? giving you the clues to write your movie. Designed for screenwriters, novelists, and movie fans, this book gives readers the key breakdowns of the 50 most instructional movies from the past 30 years. From M*A*S*H to Crash, from Alien to Saw, from 10 to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Snyder reveals how screenwriters who came before you tackled the same challenges you are facing with the film you want to write ? or the one you are currently working on.

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ampasstime
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This has got to be one of the best books on screenwriting you can buy
Reviewed in the United States on May 25, 2017
This has got to be one of the best books on screenwriting you can buy. Blake Snyder was one of the most successful pitch men in Hollywood and he lays a lot of knowledge down in his Save The Cat series. I liked the first one so much, I loaned it to my writing partner and... See more
This has got to be one of the best books on screenwriting you can buy. Blake Snyder was one of the most successful pitch men in Hollywood and he lays a lot of knowledge down in his Save The Cat series. I liked the first one so much, I loaned it to my writing partner and then we ended up buying all 3! It goes into everything about script writing from structure, plot and dialogue to pitching and selling your script. Blake has since passed away but he still have devotees who answer questions from budding writers who have just discovered their mentor. I recommend this series to ANY screenwriter - novice or advanced!!
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Alien Warrior Woman
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Beat the screenwriting Blues
Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2018
I really liked the expansion of the beat sheet . There was more detail about the headings used in the original Blake Snyder beat sheet. I also likedthat there were newer movies used as examples. Great book im using it now to write a script!
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Jandriarty
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Great!
Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2018
I read the first book by Blake Snyder and I look forward to these 2 additional books. I''m taking a couple of courses by Stephanie Palmer and she suggested these two. The first book was great and I''m sure these two will be as well.
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AudaciousMe
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Learn to recognize the beats of story
Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2017
If a reader reads this book on the timing and story beats of real movies a mnemonic analyzed in this book, the reader can become a writer of story_whether screenplay or novel.
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Kim
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Invaluable tool that kept me on track with my scriptwriting
Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2017
I''ve read his other STC books and for years I didn''t think this book was for me. Since going through a screenwriting class I realized this book is exactly what I needed! Gave me a clear definition of the genre of my script and kept me in the zone while writing it!
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Cynthia Dagnal-Myron
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My mentor...the Guru
Reviewed in the United States on October 9, 2007
My screenwriter friend and mentor, Blake Snyder, has become The Man in some circles on the basis of his first book, "Save the Cat." And whether you love or hate him for "Blank Check" and the rest of his films, the industry has taken his templates to heart. And many... See more
My screenwriter friend and mentor, Blake Snyder, has become The Man in some circles on the basis of his first book, "Save the Cat." And whether you love or hate him for "Blank Check" and the rest of his films, the industry has taken his templates to heart. And many studios actually weigh your submissions against it now. That''s just the truth, not me bragging on his behalf.

This format wasn''t easy for me to follow. In fact, I was in near tears every week while he tried to walk me through a script now making the rounds in Hollywood to some serious acclaim. I''m a non-linear thinker who HATES formulas and plot-driven, "high concept" movies, and Blake is the master of both. But what I learned from him throughout that ordeal has gotten me closer to sales than I ever dreamt I''d be. I now have a couple of producers who are hip pocketing my stuff, determined to get me up on that screen. Blake is why.

So, imagine my delight when I read his second book and realized that HE had been learning from ME, too. All the "gaps" in his format that made my head ache and my eyes tear up as I struggled are addressed in this book. Here''s what I wrote to him (and apparently he teared up, too, when he read it):

"Okay...this book answers all those questions swirling around in my head when I''d go dead silent on the phone back when! Seeing your beat sheet of Napoleon Dynamite, for instance, has just solved the problems I was having with no less than THREE "Rites of Passage" scripts I''ve begun and had to set aside. Those are the types of scripts I love best, but I could never figure out what the "theme" or real journey of discovery really was, because all the other books out there couldn''t SHOW me this in a way I could internalize. But by choosing films I know and love and doing beat sheets of them so that I can "hear" how that works...wow!

So your sequel fills in the "gaps" you discovered, I''m sure, by working with crazy people like me, and feeling our pain. I could not love you more for it! I''ve got some really wonderful scripts that will now be finished in the near future because I can visualize and better yet, "feel," where they should go in that deep, instinctive way I need to feel the story before I can really get into writing it.

So...congrats and THANK YOU, yet again, for your brilliant mind. You deserve every bit of the success you''re having and most of all...you rock even harder than ever now! This one makes you THE guru!"

Go get it, all you budding screenwriters! This is the one we''ve been waiting for!
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pedritogaby
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Its a good book, the only reason I give it 3 ...
Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2017
Its a good book, the only reason I give it 3 stars its because, I didn''t actually learn anything new, its just a whole bunch of examples, using a lot of different movies using, the blake Snyder''s formula on writing a film witch was already explained in detail in save the... See more
Its a good book, the only reason I give it 3 stars its because, I didn''t actually learn anything new, its just a whole bunch of examples, using a lot of different movies using, the blake Snyder''s formula on writing a film witch was already explained in detail in save the cat book 1.
But it''s still a really great book.
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Scuba
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Love the Tons of Examples of The Beats in Movies!
Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2021
I''m thoroughly enjoying reading these examples from the beats in movies that I learned about in Blake''s first Save The Cat Book! Very cool how he created a Template that can be used to analyze every movie!
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Robert Grant
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The purrrrfect accompaniment to Save The Cat!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 31, 2007
I''ll tell you up-front that I''m a huge fan of the Save The Cat! If you want to write a sellable screenplay then it''s just about the best, and friendliest, book I''ve read on how to build your story and it lives right next to my keyboard as a constant reference. Anyway, I''ve...See more
I''ll tell you up-front that I''m a huge fan of the Save The Cat! If you want to write a sellable screenplay then it''s just about the best, and friendliest, book I''ve read on how to build your story and it lives right next to my keyboard as a constant reference. Anyway, I''ve just finished reading STC! Goes To The Movies and I have to say I wasn''t left wanting. In this second book Blake Snyder digs deeper into the construction of a screenplay by helping you to know what kind of story you''re writing. But it''s more than just genre. I mean, sure, you''re writing an action movie, but what kind of action movie are you writing? A Golden Fleece? A Dude With A Problem? A Buddy Love? Blake expertly boils down each of these ''story types'' into 3 key elements, explains the way these elements come together on the page and then illustrates it all using 4 or 5 relevant films - matching them to the BS2 beat sheet from book one - and makes it all easy to understand and much less complex. I was astonished to see how a film like ''Plains, Trains & Automobiles'' can sit alongside ''Easy Rider'' and actually be the same story type, but they do, and it make sense! STC! Goes To The Movies makes a terrific accompaniment to STC! and, for me at least, is destined to become just as well thumbed a point of reference for those cold, dark nights of the keyboard.
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Rebekah Humphrey-Bullen
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Save the cat is a great guide for screenwriters.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 26, 2018
Blake snyder’s beat sheet is probably the simplest structure formulae to follow. And his adaption of them for different genres is great. I recommend to any screenwriter.
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My go to reference for breaking down a movie into story
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 8, 2020
For anyone who wants to see examples of how the stories behind movies work, this is a must have. I like to dabble in writing story and mainstream audiences like stories that are well structured (even if they don''t know it). Each story can be seen as 15 beats that are the...See more
For anyone who wants to see examples of how the stories behind movies work, this is a must have. I like to dabble in writing story and mainstream audiences like stories that are well structured (even if they don''t know it). Each story can be seen as 15 beats that are the moments that we look for... If you like to understand how movies work this is worth a read.
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Vinney_S
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Get This One if Your Serious About Writing!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 27, 2013
Takes a while to decipher....but provides a practical application of the Hero''s Journey model. You''ll enjoy & use it, Im sure!
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Shane Salter
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Great book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 29, 2018
Good addition the Save the Cat
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2021 popular Save the Cat! Goes to the discount Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide new arrival to Every Story Ever Told online sale

2021 popular Save the Cat! Goes to the discount Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide new arrival to Every Story Ever Told online sale

2021 popular Save the Cat! Goes to the discount Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide new arrival to Every Story Ever Told online sale

2021 popular Save the Cat! Goes to the discount Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide new arrival to Every Story Ever Told online sale

2021 popular Save the Cat! Goes to the discount Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide new arrival to Every Story Ever Told online sale

2021 popular Save the Cat! Goes to the discount Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide new arrival to Every Story Ever Told online sale

2021 popular Save the Cat! Goes to the discount Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide new arrival to Every Story Ever Told online sale

2021 popular Save the Cat! Goes to the discount Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide new arrival to Every Story Ever Told online sale

2021 popular Save the Cat! Goes to the discount Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide new arrival to Every Story Ever Told online sale

2021 popular Save the Cat! Goes to the discount Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide new arrival to Every Story Ever Told online sale

2021 popular Save the Cat! Goes to the discount Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide new arrival to Every Story Ever Told online sale

2021 popular Save the Cat! Goes to the discount Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide new arrival to Every Story Ever Told online sale

2021 popular Save the Cat! Goes to the discount Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide new arrival to Every Story Ever Told online sale

2021 popular Save the Cat! Goes to the discount Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide new arrival to Every Story Ever Told online sale

2021 popular Save the Cat! Goes to the discount Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide new arrival to Every Story Ever Told online sale

2021 popular Save the Cat! Goes to the discount Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide new arrival to Every Story Ever Told online sale

2021 popular Save the Cat! Goes to the discount Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide new arrival to Every Story Ever Told online sale