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What books regarding filmmaking would you recommend?

I'm gonna buy:
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And I'm thinking of
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as well, but I need some opinions first.

What do you guys think? :)

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Currently, I'm reading Tales from Development Hell, and The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Never Made. Not exactly, the most helpful for film-making, but they have projects in them that are to admire and learn from.

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Syd Field's Screenplay: the foundations of screenwriting is really good.

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I second the Syd Field recommendation and adding Robert McKee's 'Story'

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Making Movies by Sidney Lumet: one of the best and most interesting I've ever read ;)

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Andrea wrote:Making Movies by Sidney Lumet: one of the best and most interesting I've ever read ;)
I was thinking about that as well, but I'm still a little hesitant. Does it describe the filmmaking process or what? What's it about in short?

And thanks to the others. I'll check them out. :thumbup:

Has anyone read Save the Cat? I'd like some opinions :modesty:

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I watch film to learn about film.

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Mason wrote:I watch film to learn about film.
I am in agreement with your statement, but some books would be really helpful as well :)

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No mention of Rebel Without A Crew?
That book is a must read for anybody remotely interested in film-making.
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Pratham wrote:No mention of Rebel Without A Crew?
That book is a must read for anybody remotely interested in film-making.
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