"Here is the problem: The dumb people aren't gonna get it. And the smart people are going to be offended that you didn't think they were smart enough to get it."
– Sheldon Turner, screenwriter-- Up in the Air; X-Men: First Class
The tough thing about many screenwriting books (an Amazon search lists a whopping 2342 of 'em) is that authors always seem to be trying to talk their readers out of actually writing a screenplay. Look to your left... look to your right... one of those people will not be here at the end of the... Zzzzzz.