9780061855924

Tales from the Script

  • ISBN 13:

    9780061855924

  • ISBN 10:

    0061855928

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 04/06/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

Few modern art forms are as misunderstood as the craft of creating movie scripts, but Tales from the Script puts readers in the trenches of the Hollywood development process. Readers will revel in the exploits of Shane Black (Lethal Weapon), John Carpenter (Halloween), Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption), Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally), William Goldman (The Princess Bride), David Hayter (Watchmen), Bruce Joel Rubin (Ghost), Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver), Ron Shelton (Bull Durham), and dozens of others. They'll learn how these writers surmounted the incredible odds against breaking into Hollywood, transformed their ideas into films that topped the box office, launched the careers of major stars, and earned Oscars. The stories behind the storytellers are as exciting, surprising, and inspirational as the narratives of their celebrated films. Entertaining, startling, and uplifting, this collection of exclusive interviews with Hollywood's leading screenwriters is a must read for those who dream of penning a Hollywood screenplay and for movie buffs excited to learn the stories behind their favorite films; it's a a master class taught by those who made that dream come true.

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