IBNA- ‘Four Screenplays: Studies in the American Screenplay: Thelma & Louise, Terminator 2, The Silence of the Lambs, and Dances with Wolves’ (1994), a book by American author and speaker Syd Field has been published in Persian.
This work by Field whose books have been extensively published in Persian, has been translated into Persian by Abbas Akbari. Niloufar Publishing has released ‘Four Screenplays’ in 665 pages and 440 copies.
Understanding how and why screenplays work is one of the surest paths to writing your own successful script. Few people have known this better than Syd Field, who dissected thousands of films and screenplays in order to discern the vital elements that all great screenplays share. His books, lectures, workshops, and classes brought clarity and confidence to a great many accomplished screenwriters, a quartet of whom are featured in this one book:
Callie Khouri, in her first film script – ‘Thelma & Louise’ - rewrote the rules for road movies by challenging long-entrenched gender stereotypes to create a revolutionary American classic.
James Cameron, writer/director of ‘Avatar’ and ‘Titanic’, is also responsible for ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’, in which he crafted a sequel integrating innovative special effects and storyline that transformed the ‘Terminator’ - a quintessential killing machine - into a sympathetic character. This is how spectacular action films are written.
Ted Tally adapted Thomas Harris' chilling 350-page bestseller, ‘The Silence of the Lambs’, into a riveting 120-page script - a critical lesson in the specialized art and craft of adapting novels for film. Michael Blake, in ‘Dances with Wolves’, achieved every writer's dream as he translated his own epic novel into an uncompromising film. Learn how he leveraged the theme of transformation as a spiritual dynamic in this memorable work of mythic sweep.
Informative and utterly engrossing, ‘Four Screenplays’ belongs in every writer's library, next to Field's highly acclaimed companion volumes: Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting, The Screenwriter's Workbook, The Screenwriter's Problem Solver and Selling a Screenplay.
Acclaimed as "the guru of all screenwriters" (CNN), Syd Field (1935-2013) is still regarded by many Hollywood professionals to be the leading authority in the art and craft of screenwriting. The Hollywood Reporter called him "the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world.
Field's internationally acclaimed best-selling books ‘Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting’, ‘The Screenwriter's Workbook’, and ‘The Screenwriter's Problem Solver’ have established themselves as the “bibles" of the film industry.
‘Screenplay’ and ‘The Screenwriter's Workbook’ are in their fortieth printing and are used in colleges and universities across the country. They have been translated and published in more than 25 languages.