Former story analyst for Miramax Films, Michael Tierno, has built the bridge from the foundation of Aristotle’s classic Poetics to the modern cinema in Aristotle’s Poetics for Screenwriters.
…People in Hollywood like to say that if Shakespeare were alive today, he’d be a screenwriter. But what about the philosopher Aristotle? Writers who know their family trees are aware that Aristotle laid the foundations of storytelling instruction around 335 BC in his work Poetics. Not much of western civilization has gone untouched by Aristotle’s influential mind, and writers of the greatest stories have been using the Poetics; probably completely unaware of it at the time. A former story analyst for Miramax Films, Michael Tierno, has built the bridge from this foundation in his book, Aristotle’s Poetics for Screenwriters.— AssociatedContent.com | Read The Full Article