For content creators and consumers of all genres, styles, and media this book offers a rich resource, new ideas, and a comprehensive, practical guide to using and understanding the dynamic and dramatic power of all sorts of LOVE. Each chapter includes myths, media examples, symbols, styles, and more. For - Writers, Directors, Actors, Directors of Photography, Production Designers, Composers, and Sound Designers as well as Development Execs, Producers, Publishers, and Marketers. Volume One covers spiritual love, familial love, brotherly love, love of pets, love of learning, love of power and adventure, love of death and destruction, etc. Showing us some of these other loves will help create much more interesting characters and situations. "Emotionally compelling, thoroughly enjoyable, full of insights for writers and non-writers alike. But absolutely essential for all writers. Love, or the lack of it, is at the heart of every story, no matter what the format. How clearly and profoundly that theme of love is expressed determines how well the story succeeds in touching an audience or reader. On a personal level, reading this book made me think deeply of the role of love in my personal life. And in my professional life, I will keep this as one of my most essential reference works." Pamela Wallace - Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Witness "Pamela Jaye Smith is the world's foremost authority on mythology in screenwriting and filmmaking. Pamela and co-author Monty have crafted a tremendous contribution to the art of storytelling." Dr. Linda Seger - Script Consultant-Speaker, Author 9 books on writing "Show Me the Love is witty, smart and fun...a great guide to love in many forms. Both a how-to book and a great reference tool as well." Geffrey von Gerlach - novelist Ghostpoints, Beehive Arizona, Hexe "This book is a wonderful resource that defines types of love and provides invaluable tools to help create the emotional core and motivation that will elevate your characters and their story " Kathie Fong Yoneda - Consultant-Speaker-Author The Script-Selling Game "Good, sharp, clear examples for creative folks to use. Famous lines and images from movies really sell the point...as do the camera angles." Steven A. Finly, WGAw - Pressure Point, Wishful Thinking, Shadow Warriors "I would like to thank you very much for this major work you have done in making such a wonderful synthesis in SHOW ME THE LOVE. I love this way of writing, treating such complex aspects with a few sentences and words, getting to the heart while remaining very specific. That's really a signature of mastery " Alain Amouyal, Composer www.linkedin.com/in/alainamouyal/ www.amainamouyal.com "I just LOVE Show Me the Love. As a psychotherapist I will be referring it not only to writers, but also to those who want to learn about all types of love, described and explained in this unique and enlightening book." Dr. Rachel Ballon - Writing Consultant, Author 5 books on writing "I am not an author nor do I have anything to do with the film industry. I am just an avid reader. This book has really opened my eyes on what the director or author is trying to visually accomplish in their film or book. I will definitely start paying more attention to symbols and camera angles." Deborah J. Richardson "Show Me the Love" authors Smith & McMillan have worked in all aspects of the media industry for 35+ years, in Hollywood and around the world.
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"Show Me the Love" authors Smith & McMillan have worked in all aspects of the media industry for 35+ years, in Hollywood and around the world.