Early handbook on writing film scripts by a silent-film screenwriter who was credited on over eighty productions.
Very good in a good + jacket.
At the time of writing, Beranger was on faculty as USC's film school, and thus the book (as its jacket notes) was "written primarily as a text-book for college students." 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, IA: Wm. C. Brown Company, (1950). Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth with stamped titles in original illustrated dust jacket. A very good copy in a good plus DJ. Jacket heavily edgeworn with small chips and tears, two small holes, and light dampstains; a bit bleached overall; verso showing penciled notes subsequently crossed out. Boards lightly rubbed with trace soil, a faint dampstain to rear. Ownership stamp to title page, else clean, bright throughout. 199pp.
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