John Truby. Writing for film. Plot. lean, economic structures... one could do worse than checking what John truby has to say about story and plot. I do not often picth a book, but this is a good one.
"The Anatomy of Story is concrete and practical without resorting to simplistic 'Three Act Structure' screenwriting clichés. It will be an indispensable guide to writing your first great script, a perfect survival manual to help you negotiate the often confusing, contradictory and cutthroat world of professional screenwriting."
co-writer /co-producer of Beetlejuice and co-writer of The Addams Family