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Books and podcasts on screenwriting?

Looking for recommendations on book and podcasts for screenwriting. Tell me your favorites and ones to stay away from?
Thanks,
Jon
 

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Save the cat by Blake Snyder
story by robert mckee
Screenplay by Syd Field
the hero with a thousand faces by Joseph Campbell
the essentials of screenwriting by Richard Walter
Poetics by Aristotle

Generally don't avoid any book any blog any video, read and watch anything. You will learn from all. For example I bumped it to a book that was taking only about stakes: Story Stakes by H. R. D'Costa. It was not known and I thought why to read it? But about at the end of the book, by all this bombarding about stakes, the importance of stakes hit me like a realization, while by the time I just knew it like an information, so..
 

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Save the cat by Blake Snyder
story by robert mckee
Screenplay by Syd Field
the hero with a thousand faces by Joseph Campbell
the essentials of screenwriting by Richard Walter
Poetics by Aristotle

I like that order. Save the Cat is a great starting point for understanding the basic ideas and structures of writing a screenplay.
And then build your knowledge from there.

I took a lot of screenwriting courses and found that very helpful, but it's not for everyone.
 
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