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Hamlet
William Shakespeare
0393315053
Dec 1996
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Wouldn't you know that Branagh would finally tackle Hamlet on screen. This official tie-in includes a production diary, stills from the film, and the screenplay. But where's Emma?Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay
Annie Proulx, et al
0743294165
December 1, 2005
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Book Description
Annie Proulx has written some of the most original and brilliant short stories in contemporary literature, and for many readers and reviewers, Brokeback Mountain is her masterpiece.Brokeback Mountain was originally published in The New Yorker. It won the National Magazine Award. It also won an O. Henry Prize. Included in this volume is Annie Proulx's haunting story about the difficult, dangerous love affair between a ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy. Also included is the celebrated screenplay for the major motion picture "Brokeback Mountain," written by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. All three writers have contributed essays on the process of adapting this critically acclaimed story for film.


Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay
Annie Proulx
0743298152
April 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Annie Proulx has written some of the most original and brilliant short stories in contemporary literature, and for many readers and reviewers, Brokeback Mountain is her masterpiece. Now the major motion picture "Brokeback Mountain" is being hailed as equally masterful, with performances that are "the stuff of Hollywood history" (The New York Times). Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay offers readers insight into how this classic short story was turned into an award-winning screenplay and film.Brokeback Mountain was originally published in The New Yorker. It won the National Magazine Award. It also won an O. Henry Prize. Included in this volume is Annie Proulx's haunting story about the difficult, dangerous love affair between a ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy. Also included is the...


Academy Award Nominee "Brokeback Mountain" Movie Script Screenplay
Annie Proulx (Author), et al
B000ETLJF2
bound - 2005
Ring-bound
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Book Description
This is a screenplay/script for the movie Brokeback Mountain, as written by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.


The Screenwriter Within: How to Turn the Movie in Your Head into a Saleable Screenplay
D. B. Gilles
0609804952
April 2000
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The New York Screenwriter (Edna Barnes)
"What sets The Screenwriter Within apart is Gilles' approach to storytelling...deserves a place on every writer's reading list."

Review
"Clever, concise, educational and entertaining. A must for every young writer . . . and some of us older ones, too."
-- Richard Wesley, screenwriter, Native Son

"No book can teach you how to become passionate about screenwriting. No other book can better help you focus that passion than The Screenwriter Within. It captures D.B.'s unique ability to instill technique while evoking big-ass belly laughs."        
-- Andrew Gurland,
1998 Grand Jury Prize Winner, Sundance Film Festival

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The Big Lebowski
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
0571193358
March 12, 1998
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Book Description
The Big Lebowski begins with a case of mistaken identity which escalates when Jeffrey Lebowski-alias The Dude-attempts to seek recompense for the despoliation of his ratty-ass little rug, and then finds himself entangled in a kidnapping caper as a bagman-a situation that goes from bad to worse due to the interference of his hapless bowling partners.

In this film the Coen brothers have taken on the preoccupations of Raymond Chandler, but have given them a postmodern spin, while at the same time leaving Philip Marlowe's ethos intact as The Dude wanders through the fractured world of nineties L.A. trying to do the right thing. Like the award winning Fargo, The Big Lebowski is suffused with a droll humor and a verbal felicity that is as delightful as it is startling.


How to Write High Structure, High Concept Movies
Rob Tobin
0738827932
Oct 2000
Paperback
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About the Author
Rob Tobin has read more than 5,000 scripts as a script reader, development exec and script doctor for some of the biggest names in Hollywood, from Freddie Fields ("Glory") and Stephen Cannell ("The A-Team") to Joe Singer ("Dr. Doolittle") and Bill Carraro ("Frequency"). He is also former writing coach and VP of development for The Writers' Boot Camp, the largest national screenwriting school in America. This experience forms the basis of "How to Write High-Concept, High-Structure Movies." Born in Northern Canada in a gold mining town that boasts "8 months of the year snow flies, 4 months of the year blackflies," Rob fully appreciates his Malibu, California life, shared with wife Leslie Coogan (child star Jackie Coogan's daughter). Rob's war cry is: "No more lousy movies! The price of tickets go up, the quality...


Rent: Movie Vocal Selections
Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
1423406265
December 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The film Rent, based on the Tony -winning Broadway production, is a modern-day adaptation of the opera La Boheme. Our songbook includes 18 songs: Another Day * I'll Cover You * Rent * Seasons of Love * Take Me or Leave Me * What You Own * Without You * You'll See * Your Eyes * and more. Includes eight pages of color photos.


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The Shooting Script (Newmarket Shooting Script Series)
Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry
1557046107
March 15, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The newest original screenplay from the Oscar®-nominated writer of Adaptation and Being John Malkovich—the only book on his new film starring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Wilkinson, Elijah Wood, and Mark Ruffalo. In the new Charlie Kaufman film directed by Michel Gondry, Joel (Jim Carrey) is stunned to discover that his girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet) has had her memories of their tumultuous relationship erased. Out of desperation, he contacts the inventor of the process, Dr. Howard Mierzwiak (Tom Wilkinson), to have Clementine removed from his own memory. But as Joel's memories progressively disappear, he begins to rediscover their earlier passion. From deep within the recesses of his brain, Joel attempts to escape the procedure. As Dr. Mierzwiak and his crew (Kirsten Dunst, Mark...


The Writer's Guide to Writing Your Screenplay
Cynthia Whitcomb
0871161915
Mar 2002
Paperback
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Mike Rich, screenwriter, Finding Forrester
"As valuable for the longtime writer as for the first-timer.”

Linda Seger, script consultant, author of Making a Good Script Great
“Thorough, accessible, informative, and entertaining.”

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The Shawshank Redemption: The Shooting Script
Frank Darabont
1557042462
April 2004
Paperback
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Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
Frank Darabont, with this one work, declares himself a special talent.

Stephen King, from his introduction
A miraculous triumph of art over the buck.

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Mirrormask
Neil Gaiman
0060821094
September 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 6-9–Coraline fans too young for The Sandman series (DC Comics) form the most likely audience for this novella of the film MirrorMask. A fitful dream the night before her mothers surgery takes 15-year-old Helena to a world split into light and darkness. The queen of the White City is ill, and only the stolen MirrorMask can save her and her kingdom. As Helenas quest to find the Charm wears on, she realizes that she might not be dreaming after all. McKeans stark but lively pen-and-ink drawings perfectly reflect the narratives sinister humor. The images from the film, however, are drab and unclear. While entertaining, this scant story is less developed than Gaimans other work and, being a movie tie-in, threatens to join the growing pile of pop-culture ephemera all too soon.–Lisa Goldstein,...


The Movie, Barfly
Charles Bukowski
0876857071
Aug 1987
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Good Night, and Good Luck.
George Clooney
1557047146
Mar 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The only official companion book to the award-winning new film, complete with the original shooting script, extensive historical material and commentaries.Good Night, and Good Luck. takes place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950s America. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) and Senator Joseph McCarthy. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow and his dedicated staff—headed by his producer Fred Friendly (George Clooney) and Joe Wershba (Robert Downey Jr.) in the CBS newsroom—defy corporate and sponsorship pressures and examine the lies and scare-mongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist "witch hunts." A very public feud develops when the Senator responds by accusing the anchor of...


Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Terry Brooks
0345434110
February 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
When casting about for an author to novelize the script for The Phantom Menace--the first in a series of three prequels to the eternally popular Star Wars saga--it's no surprise that creator George Lucas called on Terry Brooks to novelize the biggest science fiction movie of all time. After all, Brooks is a perennially bestselling epic fantasy author whose Sword of Shannara is a classic adventure story, not far removed from the swashbuckling exploits of our favorite Star Wars heroes.

Brooks handles the job of modern mythmaker well. He deftly juggles a hodgepodge of characters: a young stately queen (Amidala) and her handmaidens; a pair of Jedi knights (Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn); a bumbling amphibious sidekick (Jar Jar Binks); two Sith Lords (Darths Maul and Sidious) who add more than enough menace to the mix; a...



Before Sunrise & Before Sunset : Two Screenplays (Vintage)
Richard Linklater, Kim Krizian
1400096049
May 10, 2005
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Review
“Taken together--which they should be--Before Sunrise and Before Sunset make up one of the supreme movie romances of the post-eighties era, an affair of the film and flesh to make the heart leap and the mind dance.” --Chicago Tribune

Book Description
In one volume, the screenplays to two contemporary classics, directed by Richard Linklater, and starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, about the immediate and life-altering attraction between two strangers.

On a train from Budapest to Vienna, Jesse, a young American student, at the end of a romance and his European trip, meets Celine, a young French woman. They are immediately attracted. Despite knowing this may be the only time they will see each other, in the next few hours in the city of Vienna,...


Serenity
Keith R.A. DeCandido
1416507558
August 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Five hundred years in the future, Captain Mal Reynolds, a hardened war veteran (on the losing side), ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire aboard his ship, Serenity. He leads a small, eclectic crew who are the closest thing he has left to family -- squabbling, insubordinate, and undyingly loyal.When Mal takes on two new passengers -- a young doctor named Simon and his unstable, telepathic sister, River -- he gets much more than he bargained for. The pair are fugitives from a coalition that dominates the universe with unlimited wealth and power -- and that will stop at nothing to control River and her abilities. The crew of mercenaries, used to skimming the outskirts of the galaxy unnoticed, soon find themselves caught between the unstoppable military force of the Universal Alliance and the...


Writing Movies
Gotham Writers' Workshop
159691145X
Sept 2006
Paperback
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John E. Johnson - Executive Director, American Screenwriters Association
"Writing Movies is the ultimate resource. It's like having twenty of the best screenwriting books skillfully rolled into one."

Stuart Beattie - Screenwriter,
"Writing Movies gets it all right. You must read this book before you write your first or next screenplay."

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Make Your Own Damn Movie!: Secrets of a Renegade Director
Lloyd Kaufman
0312288646
April 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The experience of low-budget filmmaking is so bad it's good. This is the central bit of wisdom writer/producer/director Kaufman (his credits include The Toxic Avenger; Class of Nuke 'Em High; Tromeo and Juliet) gives in this riotous book. Equal parts how-to, memoir and shrewd marketing stunt, it tells young filmmakers to lower their expectations. Taking a reverse-inspirational tack, Kaufman admits indie films probably won't make you rich, famous, happy or very many friends. For emphasis, he begins with an image of him shoveling rat poop from the basement of Troma Studios and closes with a suicide dream sequence. It is to the tremendous credit of Kaufman's profane, self-deprecating, caustic but charismatic sense of humor that the book's opening, closing and everything else in between manages to make the low-budget...


Shakespeare in Love: A Screenplay
Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard
0786884851
March 3, 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Tom Stoppard has always had an ear for the Bard, stretching back to his surreal and hilarious early plays Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Dogg's Hamlet, and Cahoots Macbeth. For those who have already seen the film Shakespeare in Love, this screenplay offers a chance to savor Stoppard's exuberant collaboration with the renowned screenwriter Marc Norman. The result gives us, among many other things, a dog, Hamlet, Kit Marlowe, Elizabeth I, and probably one of the best screenplays in modern cinema based on Shakespeare.

The pace of the script, from its opening long shot of London in 1593 to the final shot of Viola walking off into her brave new world, is breathtaking. The verbal fireworks and Shakespearean borrowings are not only worthy of the Bard himself, but perfectly re-create the conditions of the Elizabethan...



The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: The Official Scrapbook
Ann Brashares
0553376071
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Carmen got the jeans at a thrift shop. They didn’t look all that great; they were worn, dirty, and speckled with bleach. On the night before she and her friends part for the summer, Carmen decides to toss them. But Lena decides they should all try them on. Whoever they fit best will get them.

Nobody knows why, but the pants fit everyone perfectly. . .

Take the New York Times bestselling book and pair it with a perfect cast, a screenplay from one of Hollywood’s most respected writers, and gorgeous locales like Vancouver, Baja, and Santorini, and you have The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, the teen girl movie of summer 2005 from Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures!

• Ken Kwapis directs a dream cast: Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls) as Lena, 2004 Emmy...


Three Colors Trilogy : Blue, White and Red
Krzystof Kieslowski
0571178928
January 15, 1998
Paperback
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Review
"Classic Kieslowski: a transcendent, beautiful essay on freedom."

"Brilliant . . . Black humour and razor sharp imagery." -- The Times (London)

"The best of European cinema . . . Miraculous." -- Guardian


The Hulk (Newmarket Pictoral Moviebook Series): The Illustrated Screenplay
James Schamus
1557045852
July 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Although Ang Lee's film version of the classic Marvel comic book series has been getting less than stellar reviews, it features some wildly ambitious special effects. However, readers hoping to get a glimpse of how those effects were produced might be disappointed in this effort, since the bulk of the book consists of the rather dry screenplay (and lines like "Hulk sniffs the air. His eyes narrow. A snarl" don't exactly make for riveting reading). In his foreword, Lee admits the shooting script "is only a shadow of the adventures we had along the way." This work shows a few of those adventures, such as how the film's producers used real-time storyboards with motion to come up with shots, and how they projected a "sense of soul" onto the Hulk. Sidebars on creating the Hulk's facial expressions, designing the...

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