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Old 11-27-2009, 03:00 PM   #1
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Default Save The Cat Strikes Back (Book 3)

Anyone pick up this yet?
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:24 PM   #2
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I did and it's great. Again. Miss Blake already.

Let's spend time talking about someone that deserves it.

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Old 12-09-2009, 09:39 PM   #3
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just ordered it...I still use his first book quite a bit.
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:29 PM   #4
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got this. it's going in my brother's stocking. then i'm gonna read it. will share once I read it.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:27 PM   #5
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I've been out of the loop for a while, but I'm trying to jump back in. I didn't even know that Blake Snyder had died. Horrible news, I can't believe it.

Where are you guys picking up the new one?
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:43 PM   #6
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Waiting for the Kindle edition. I'll grab it as soon as it's available.
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:20 PM   #7
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I am a big fan of the first two but I was not going to pick this up for whatever reason. That changed when i read an interview with Blake where he mentions a section of the book dealing with finales called STORMING THE CASTLE. He didn't extrapolate at all in the interview but the instant i read that I knew I had to pick it up. Just by hearing that phrase seemed to instantly put two huge pieces of a puzzle together in my head.

Whereas it really isn't earth-shattering, just the catch phrase was enough for me to immediately order it. It was like reading a high concept logline, I immediately envisioned it. I got it through amazon although not directly. It arrived 2 days later on New Year's Eve no less.

I was not disappointed with it. STORMING THE CASTLE is just a fraction of the goodies in this one. I even laughed out loud in a couple parts.

Recommended.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:37 PM   #8
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So is it new material? A different aspect of scripts than the first two?

I'll probably get it anyway, but would be more encouraged knowing we're not re-hashing the first two books.


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Old 01-09-2010, 04:50 PM   #9
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I read it -- and yes, some stuff has been covered before, but there's more good stuff in there. I just find it a great read, helped me re-think my current spec and focus it more. That's what I think his books are best at.

Read them to get in the right mindset and remember why things are/aren't working in your script.

I felt it was well worth it. A must have -- no. But if you loved the other 2 books -- then yes.

I got mine off the website itself.
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:13 PM   #10
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I re-read or skim the first two from time to time...just to force myself to re-think what I'm working on from an outside perspective. If I'm not fitting one of the categories, then there is still time for me to correct my path if I'm in error structurally or logically.



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