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WRITING FOR THE SCREEN

BERANGER, Clara

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Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown Company, (1950). First Edition. 8vo. Blue cloth with stamped titles in original illustrated dust jacket. A very good copy in a good plus DJ. Jacket heavily edgeworn with small chips and tears, two small holes, and light dampstains; a bit bleached overall; verso showing penciled notes subsequently crossed out. Boards lightly rubbed with trace soil, a faint dampstain to rear. Ownership stamp to title page, else clean, bright throughout. 199pp. (Item ID: 21317)

Early handbook on writing film scripts by a silent-film screenwriter who was credited on over eighty productions. At the time of writing, Beranger was on faculty as USC's film school, and thus the book (as its jacket notes) was "written primarily as a text-book for college students." Breixo Viejo writes in FILM BOOKS: A Visual History that Beranger's "understanding of ... 'dramatic principles,' as well as of other fundamental concepts of screenwriting such as 'motivation,' 'conflict,' and 'treatment,' makes this book a precursor of other important script manuals published since -- such as the best-selling titles by Syd Field, Linda Seger and Robert McKee in recent decades." Rare, especially in the dust jacket.


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