Page book delivers something new and unique to the screenwriting industry. At over 700 pages this is a reference you’ll want to keep within easy reach, but don’t set it on the bookshelf. I eagerly await any new material and this book was no exception.... Read More
John says cinema paradiso is the best coming-of-age movie ever made. But the anatomy of genres is his masterpiece. John identifies the fourteen major genres he believes to be the most influential story'systems' john also identifies the impact of each ... Read More
The anatomy of genres is a must-read for any writer who wants to master the art of storytelling. The impact, quality, effectiveness, and appeal (both artistic and commercial) of your stories will be supercharged. This is very instructive on how to app... Read More
The anatomy of genre gives a breakdown of genres and a thesis of what each genre is trying to accomplish. Rather than just giving an easy formulaic checklist of things to include for each genre, it goes into great depth about why and how each genre wo... Read More
The anatomy of genres shows us how every great story, from gilgamesh to when harry met sally, gives deeper meaning to our humanity. It gives the writer an understanding of how a reader or moviegoer consumes a story. By understanding our own humanity a... Read More
The only way to master fiction is to read a lot of it, then imitate your favorite works, and then throw away your imitations when (if) you find your own unique voice. Most of these systems are painfully eurocentric and painfully middleclass.
Critique overwhelms creation. Truby commits a faux pas.
The illustrations are beautiful, and the text is not the difficult, jumbled academic writing that coats a lot of older greek mythology books. It's simple enough without losing the artistic detail of myth, and is careful to note variations in ancient a... Read More
Any blemishes you may see are due to being in a semi. It even smalls good!
Cover was completely crumpled up. Scratches and weird inky residue all over the cover.