Screentakes

Character and Theme-focused Screenplay Analysis

For Students

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Better Than a Book,
Better Than a Lecture

Reading a book is not the ideal way to study film. Yet taking a lecture class is a big investment. The “screenbook” combines benefits of both reading and viewing for a 21st century learning experience.

Not a How-to,
But a How Come

New writers need to cultivate narrative instincts. But how-to books describe abstract principles. It takes deep study of masterful films to reveal the “why” that turns understanding into instinct.

 
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Students Get a
Web Discount

If you are enrolled in a screenwriting class, you are eligible for a 25% student discount on the web-streamed version. Ask your teacher to register with us and request a “class code.”

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Many more screenbooks to come, including Traffic, The Crying Game, Pulp Fiction, Chinatown, Network, Annie Hall, Sunset Boulevard and Double Indemnity. Don’t miss out!

 
The African Queen

The African Queen: A Screenplay Analysis$15.99

Romance and adventure are woven together in this road-film-on-a-river as Rose Sayer and Charlie Allnut are challenged with inter-relational struggles, natural elements and the formidable foe of a German gunboat.

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Thelma & Louise

Thelma & Louise: A Screenplay Analysis$15.99

Still relevant decades after its release, Callie Khouri’s metaphor-infused screenplay delivers a radical discourse on gender politics in the guise of an action-packed road film.

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Kramer Vs. Kramer

Kramer Vs. Kramer: A Screenplay Analysis$15.99

A unique collaboration between writer/director Robert Benton, producer Stanley Jaffe and lead actor Dustin Hoffman creates an unusually authentic look at the ramifications of divorce while exposing larger questions of gender expectations in parenting.

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Future Screenbooks

These upcoming screenbooks will have even better user experience as media-rich technology continues to advance. To be notified when each new screenbook is released, please subscribe.