Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Syd Field: 1935-2013

Syd Field died on Sunday, November 17 of hemolytic anemia at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 77. Field was supposed to attend the Raindance Film Festival last week.

Born on December 19, 1935 in Hollywood, California, Syd Field received his B.A. in English Literature at University of California, Berkeley in 1960.

Field was the author of eight best-selling books on screenwriting. The first of these, Screenplay was initially published in 1979. It has been published in 23 languages and is used in over 400 colleges and universities around the world.

In addition to teaching classes, Field served as a consultant to all of Hollywood’s major studios at one time or another.




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1 comment:

Kathy Smart said...

Hanry, I'm so sorry. You carried a Syd Field book around until it was so battered it fell apart and you kept quoting from it.