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Stealing Fire from the Gods: The Complete Guide to Story for Writers and Filmmakers

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A revised and expanded sequel to Stealing Fire from the Gods, this 2nd edition includes important new revelations concerning the ultimate source of unity, the structures of the whole story passage, the anti-hero's journey, the high-concept great idea, the secrets of charismatic characters, and the analyses of many important new stories and successful films.
Stealing Fire from the Gods: The Complete Guide to Story for Writers and Filmmakers
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James Bonnet offers aspiring screenwriters the principles and tools they need to create powerful films packed with emotion. This revised and expanded second edition includes important new revelations concerning the ultimate source of unity, the structures of the whole story passage, the anti-heros journey, the high-concept great idea, the secrets of charismatic characters, and the analyses of many important new stories and successful films. You can use the creative process, the language of metaphor, and a sophisticated story model to bring powerful hidden truths to the surface. You can emulate the natural creative story-making process and put all your conscious and unconscious creative powers into your work. You can learn the nature and purpose of story, the compass that will orient you toward the real needs and desires of the audience.
Foreword; Introduction; The Nature and Purpose of Story; The Secret Language of Great Stories; The New Story Model; The Art of Storymaking; Epilogue; Bibliography; Glossary
"Anyone who is interested in structuring feelings and thought into words and story will find 'Stealing Fire' stimulating and worthwhile. A lifetime's labor of love, it provides the reader with insight, and an overview of the creative process through the history of story. I recommend it highly." Elliott Gould, Actor, Academy Award Nominee "Bonnet is a thoughtful and highly intelligent writer whose lifetime of experience has led him to an intriguing theory about how great stories are written." David W Rintels, Emmy, Writers Guild, and Peabody Award Winning Writer, Producer
Author
James Bonnet
Short Title
STEALING FIRE FROM THE GODS-2E
Pages
269
Publisher
Michael Wiese Productions
Language
English
Edition
2nd
ISBN-10
1932907114
ISBN-13
9781932907117
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
808.23
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2006
Publication Date
2006-07-31
Imprint
Michael Wiese Productions
Subtitle
The Complete Guide to Story for Writers and Filmmakers
Place of Publication
Seattle
Country of Publication
United States
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