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technique of screenplay writing a book about the dramatic structure of motion pictures by Eugene Vale

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Published by Pub. by De Vores & Co., distributed by Crown Publishers in New York, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Motion picture plays.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Eugene Vale. With a foreword by Marc Connelly.
LC ClassificationsPN1996 .V28
The Physical Object
Pagination7 p. l., 274 p.
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6468485M
LC Control Number44009192

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