First edition of this early handbook on writing film scripts by a silent-film screenwriter who was credited on over eighty productions.
Very good in good plus jacket.
This book was "written primarily as a text-book for college students" (jacket copy) while Beranger was on faculty at USC's film school. Breixo Viejo writes in FILM BOOKS: A Visual History that Beranger's "understanding of... 'dramatic principles, ' as well as of other fundamental concepts of screenwriting such as 'motivation, ' 'conflict, ' and 'treatment, ' makes this book a precursor of other important script manuals published since – such as the best-selling titles by Syd Field, Linda Seger and Robert McKee in recent decades." Rare, especially in the dust jacket.
Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Company, (1950). 9.25'' x 6''. Original blue cloth with white-stamped titles. Original illustrated dust jacket. xii, 199,  pages. Verso showing penciled notes subsequently crossed out, ownership stamp to title page. Jacket edgeworn with small chips and tears, two small holes, and light dampstains. Boards lightly rubbed with trace soil, a faint dampstain to rear board. Clean, bright throughout.
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