One of the few things I enjoy as much as diving into a good book, is diving into a good movie. When a movie is truly great, it can change the way you feel about your day and the way you feel about your world. The first time I watched Monsoon Wedding, it floated at the back of my mind for days: the music, the marigolds, the dancing, the anger, and the romance. Screen Plays: how 25 scripts made it to a theater near you–for better or worse by David S. Cohen gives you the scoop on how movies grow from an idea into the experience in the movie theater. He tells us what takes a film up to the next level, from mediocre to great. This book is a must-read for any movie lover.