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(BBC)   INT - Syd Field's Box, Continuous   ( divider line
    More: Sad, Syd Field, screenwriting guru, BBC News website, English Literature, Raindance Film Festival  
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2013-11-18 11:11:50 AM  
Hell of a third act, Syd, although not quite to formula. Best to call in a doctor sooner?
2013-11-18 11:25:05 AM  
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\pictures 30+ Farker screenwriters leaping from their desks and screaming "YES!"
\\and their wives telling to stop screwing around on FARK and GBTW
2013-11-18 12:11:45 PM  
RIP Syd, and "well done" subby.
2013-11-18 12:12:06 PM  
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RIP Sid Fields
2013-11-18 12:36:29 PM  

jdemartino: RIP Syd, and "well done" subby.

Thank you.

2013-11-18 12:41:02 PM  
FTA:CNN called him the "guru of all screenwriters".

So what was he really? Mathematician? Astronaut?

/i keed... his books are on my shelves
2013-11-18 12:41:43 PM  
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2013-11-18 01:13:26 PM  
Robert McKee wanted for questioning.
2013-11-18 01:56:18 PM  
Commas are used for locations. That slug line implies that Syd Fields's Box is physically continuing, meaning it's a long box. If you want to establish time it needs to read as: INT. SYD FIELDS'S BOX - CONTINUOUS.

...back to Solitaire.
2013-11-18 02:49:44 PM  
One of my bro's proudest moments is telling Syd Field what his influence meant to him @ the LA Times Festival Of Books...
2013-11-18 06:02:30 PM  
He was great in Abbott & Costello
2013-11-18 06:31:52 PM  
So it's his fault.
2013-11-18 08:48:43 PM  
Syd Field was the best scriptwriting mentor ever.

But he couldn't come up with a book title to save his life. To wit:

Screenplay (1979)
The Screenwriter's Workbook (1984)
Selling a Screenplay: The Screenwriter's Guide to Hollywood (1989)
Four Screenplays: Studies in the American Screenplay (1994)
The Screenwriter's Problem Solver: How To Recognize, Identify, and Define Screenwriting Problems (1998)
Going to the Movies: A Personal Journey Through Four Decades of Modern Film (2001)
The Definitive Guide to Screenwriting (2003)

Great writer. Terrible titleist.

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