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Save the Cat!

The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need
Auteur(s): Blake Snyder
Narrateur(s): George Newbern
Durée: 5 h et 22 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (46 évaluations)

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Description

Here's what started the phenomenon: This book has been a best seller for over 15 years and has been used by screenwriters around the world! Blake Snyder tells all in this fast, funny, and candid look inside the movie business. Save the Cat is just one of many ironclad rules for making your ideas more marketable and your script more satisfying. Others include these: 

  • The four elements of every winning logline 
  • The seven immutable laws of screenplay physics 
  • The 10 genres that every movie ever made can be categorized by - and why they're important to your script 
  • Why your hero must serve your idea 
  • Mastering the 15 beats 
  • Creating the perfect beast by using the board to map 40 scenes with conflict and emotional change 
  • How to get back on track with proven rules for script repair 

This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat.

©2005 Blake Snyder (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Great info but lacking PDF content

I found the concepts in this book very helpful and well put together. However, it has been difficult putting the concepts into action without a visual guide. A lot of the concepts would benefit from a PDF attachment similar to the ones found provided with other audio books of this type. I contacted the publisher directly and they suggested I buy the content again in text form.... That was annoying. To spite how well done the audio book is you should consider buying a text copy instead.

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Very informative.

Contains a lot of useful information. Although having only gotten two awful movies made, I question the author's credibility to some degree.

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Truly insightful

If you are a young screenwriter looking for a book that will help you improve your writing, then this is the book for you. It’s helped me transform my screenplays into something I can be proud of.

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  • Emanuele Ricci
  • 2019-12-06

Useful for beginners

It has some precious insights for who wants to takle PG comedies, but for other genres leave it alone.
For a book that stresses the importance of a sympathetic hero, the author manages to appear exceptionally unpleasant and full of himself.

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  • Gerard Ruybal
  • 2018-09-07

overall really good advice

I had heard about this book from many people with stealer reviews and it lives up to the expectation. The writer gives solid advice to build a screenwriting foundation off of but there are a lot of rules I think could be more flexible that the writer insist are concrete. Overall would 100% recommend to aspiring screenwriters.

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  • Erik Larson
  • 2018-06-29

little full of himslef but is very helpful.

Has helpful tips if you cant figure out why somthing isnt working or dialog is lacking he gives you some nice tools to use. overall its a good one to read!

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  • MovieGuy
  • 2019-04-28

My Favorite Screenwriting Book

I've read and listened to a large number of books on screenwriting/writing. Although many of them I found helpful, this is by far my favorite. Why? It's very close to 100% usable, practical, actionable advise that makes sense and I believe works. Not only that but it's presented in a very congenial, conversational way (unlike, for example McKee's And Field's books which are so stuffy and academic it makes their books far less accessible, and difficult to even concentrate on when listening to them read).

The criticism that I often hear about this (and his other) books is that they are "cookie cutter", meaning that it's kind of a one-size-fits-all sort of approach. That is true imo, and I don't agree with all Synder's advice (he's pretty much a one-genre guy (Romantic Comedy), and it isn't the genre that I write, so some of the things he says, imo, are not that applicable to some other genres (like Sci Fi and Horror, which are mine), but still most of his stuff is applicable across the board, and it's certainly helped my writing, and will help yours too.

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  • Tomi Miettinen
  • 2018-11-27

Nothing special

Honestly, i think the book is quite mediocre. I didn't find it particularly useful nor did i learn very much from it. Great narration, though.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-02-05

Don't waste your time

The author brags about selling screenplays so I looked up what he wrote. He actually won an award (a Razzie for worst screenplay). Most new screenwriters want to write a good story, not just one that will sell. He completely lost me when he started taking jabs at classic movies.

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  • Adam
  • 2019-07-05

Great how to book on writing

I read Save the Cat about 5 years ago and loved it. This is a great book for writers and especially for screenwriters. The narrator George Newbern did a great job with Blake Snyder's POV.

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  • Xander Turian
  • 2019-03-13

Specific and Inspiring

Very clear and concise in his writing, Blake Snyder gives a true blueprint with specific points to follow and help break up the writing process into palatable pieces.

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  • Jesse Garcia
  • 2019-03-24

Movie script book

I found this book to very informing. Very eye-opening to the world of screenplays and screen writing. It’s a must get if you’re into screenwriting

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  • Andrew R. Kaplan
  • 2019-02-18

A Must Listen for People who love films


Fantastic listen. Packed with wisdom on the film industry. As an actor who reads scripts this has helped my understanding of tbe structure created by the screenwriter. Will listen multiple times for all the gems.

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  • Alex
  • 2019-02-15

actionable advice on screen writing

I enjoyed this book and the author's ability to instruct and inspire me towers weighing and improving my screenplays.

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