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Monday, April 8, 2013


Cinematic Storytelling
"Here is a uniquely fresh, accessible, and truly original contribution to the field. Jennifer Van Sijll takes her readers in a wholly new direction, integrating aspects of screenwriting with all the film crafts in a way I've never before seen. She underscores cinema's collaborative nature, and celebrates the collective family of film artists who struggle together in the creation of worthy movies. It is essential reading not only for screenwriters but also for filmmakers of every stripe."
                                                                 - Prof. Richard Walter
                                                                 UCLA Screenwriting Chairman 

"A powerful and evocative guide for screenwriters and filmmakers alike."
                                                                 - Frank Beddor, Producer
                                                                 There's Something About Mary 

"Cinematic Storytelling shows you how story ideas are realized in script form and then transformed again when it moves from script to screen. It underscores how this process necessitates the collaborative relationship between writers and directors. Van Sijll has written an essential guide for aspiring writers and directors."
                                                        - Mardik Martin, Screenwriter
                                                        Raging Bull, Mean Streets, and New York, New York
                                                      Senior Lecturer of Screenwriting at USC 

"Wow! A screenwriting book with an original and insightful approach. Jennifer Van Sijll takes you step by step through the complex transfer from blank page to motion picture. I can finally show a book to my mother and say 'This is what I do for a living."
                                                                 - Larry Karaszewski
                                                                 Golden Globe-winning screenwriter of
                                                            Ed Wood and The People vs Larry Flynt 

"Ms. Van Sijll breaks down years of film school into one magnificent book. Three cheers for this clear-cut and extraordinary work."
                                                                 - Libby Hinson
                                                              two-time Emmy winner, Humanitas nominee and
                                                         winner of the 2004 New York Film Festival Award 

"A valuable contribution to the art of storytelling. A must read."
                                                                 - Michael MacMillan, Producer
                                                           CSI:Miami, CSI:NY, CSI:Crime Scene Investigation
                                                      CEO Alliance Atlantis Communications

"For anyone serious about writing and directing."
                                                                 - P.J. Haarsma, writer of The Softwire Series

"Cinematic Storytelling, as its name implies, conveys, in visual images, the most essential, most effective cinematic techniques directors and cinematographers use to tell stories. Employing classic images and accompanying text from some of the most memorable scenes in some of the most innovative films in recent times, the book is an instructive visual feast for everyone who aspires to effectively tell great stories with compelling images. Highly recommended."
                                                                 - Jeffrey M. Freedman, Screenwriter, Author

"This is the preeminent text for any screenwriter who is seriously thinking about directing their own screenplay. By blending classic and contemporary references, Van Sijll plants the seeds for a new generation of auteurs."
                                                                 - Catherine Clinch, Creative Screenwriting

"Jennifer Van Sijll's book makes a direct hit in terms of concise information and perfectly chosen visuals, but it also searches out an emotional core that many books of this nature either miss or are afraid of...this book finds it."
                                                                 - Kirsten Sheridan, co-writer, In America
                                                                 director, Disco Pigs

"A smart, analytical guide. Van Sijll truly understands what makes great movies work. A first-rate roadmap and a veritable tour de force of succinct writing.""
                                                    - Jake Eberts, Executive Produce, The Name of the Rose
                                                 Hope and Glory, Driving Miss Daisy, Dances with Wolves,
                                                A river Runs Through It, Chicken Run 

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