I'm sure every writer has their favorites. Here are my top picks:
Adventures in the Screen Trade - William Goldman
Yep, we've all read it. This book is my #1 choice.
Screenwriting - Richard Walter (UCLA)
Probably the second best book I've read on the subject - and I've read plenty. You might want to check out Richard's seminars as well.
Getting the Words Right - Cheney
It's not about screenwriting per se, but it sure is a useful tome when it comes to editing (read cutting) your words.
The Art of Dramatic Writing - Lajos Egri
Not what I'd call easy going, but useful stuff none the less.
Making Movies - Sidney Lumet
Packed with insider knowledge.
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