Screenwriters

Benioff, David The kite runner: a portrait of the Marc Forster film: screenplay. New York: Newmarket Press, 2007. **** Khaled Hosseini's best-seller had already captured many minds, in fact it was rumoured that the novelist himself ...

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Author: José Guilherme Correa

Publisher: Clube de Autores

ISBN: 9781365026348

Category: Religion

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Screen-writing is a unique literary form. Screenplays are like musical scores, in that they are intended to be interpreted on the basis of other artists performances rather than serving as finished products for the enjoyment of their readers. They are written using technical jargon and tight, spare prose to describe set directions. Unlike a novella, a script focuses on describing the literal, visual aspects of the story rather than on its characters internal thoughts. In screen-writing, the aim is to evoke those thoughts and emotions through subtext, action, and symbolism. Prominent Hollywood script doctors include Steve Zaillian, William Goldman, Robert Towne, Mort Nathan, Quentin Tarantino etc., while many up-and-coming screenwriters work as ghost writers. This book is a modest catalogue of some of the most prominent screenwriters, listed from A to Z. The good are sometimes bad, and they can be even... Ugly. Many comments herein included were googled in deference to the multiplicity of information available today, yet they reflect exactly - or almost - what I thought. An amazing thing today is how anonymous commentators on the Internet rival and even surpass the poor quality of professional media and specialised literature. It all comes down to watching the truth 24 times per second, to quote Jean-Luc Godard s phrase. Not to mention that such truth may include sex scenes, violence, pedophilia, etc. We know that a literary masterpiece like Henry James Portrait of a Lady became a film of very poor quality as scripted by Laura Jones. We know, conversely, that a mediocre writer like Mickey Spillane inspired at least one film as remarkable as Kiss Me Deadly, thanks to A. I. Bezzerides script. As a former screenwriter, Mr. Correa must avow that he found the job most gratifying. Writing that looks effortless is often hellish to write and revise. It was something he did have to slog through, but it proved particularly pleasing. Editing, discussing & finishing your work is particularly gratifying. Identifying your flaws and working to mitigate them is also gratifying. It is a general perception that creative careers are more interesting and fun than others. But the privilege of earning money through imagination and creativity is effectively hard-won. Please comment at will. Please disagree at will. Be facetious in your remarks, but please be neither vicious nor mean-spirited.

The Savages

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Author: Tamara Jenkins

Publisher: Newmarket Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106019519484

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

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The last thing the two Savage siblings ever wanted to do was look back at their difficult family history. Having wriggled their way out from beneath their father's domineering thumb, they are now firmly cocooned in their own complicated lives. Wendy (Academy Award® nominee Laura Linney) is a struggling East Village playwright, aka a temp who spends her days applying for grants, stealing office supplies, and dating her very married neighbor. Jon (Academy Award® winner Philip Seymour Hoffman) is a neurotic college professor writing books on obscure subjects in Buffalo.Then comes the call that informs them that the father they have long feared and avoided, Lenny Savage (Tony Award® winner Philip Bosco), is slowly being consumed by dementia and they are the only ones that can help. Now, as they put their already arrested lives on hold, Wendy and Jon are forced to live together under one roof for the first time since childhood, rediscovering the eccentricities that drove each other crazy. Faced with complete upheaval and battling over how to handle their father's final days, they are confronted with what adulthood, family, and, most surprisingly, each other are really about. This Newmarket Shooting Script® Book includes: Exclusive introduction by Tamara Jenkins Complete Shooting Script Color photo section Complete cast and crew credits

Synecdoche New York

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Author: Charlie Kaufman

Publisher: Newmarket Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106019879573

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 161

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synecdoche [sih-NECK-doh-kee], noun. A figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole, as in the screen for movies. From Charlie Kaufman, perhaps the most distinctive screenwriting voice of our generation, comes a visual and philosophic adventure of epic proportions. Much as he did with his groundbreaking scripts for Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Kaufman twists and subverts the form and language of film as he delves into the mind of a man who, obsessed with his own mortality, sets out to construct a massive artistic enterprise that could give some meaning to his life. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener, Emily Watson, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hope Davis, and Tom Noonan, and directed by Kaufman, Synecdoche, New York is an epic story of grand artistic ambitions and creative madness. This Newmarket Shooting Script® Book includes: Exclusive introduction by Charlie Kaufman Complete Shooting Script Exclusive Q&A Color photo section Complete cast and crew credits

Atonement

Library , UC Santa Cruz 2008 Screenplay , Motion Picture Artwork , and Photography TM & © 2007 by Universal Studios . ... the True Story of an African Hero to Film * The Art of X2 * The Kite Runner : A Portrait of the Marc Forster Film ...

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Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Newmarket Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106019568994

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 118

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Includes the shooting script of the film, along with photographs, and complete cast and crew credits (p. 110-116).

Juno

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Author: Diablo Cody

Publisher: Newmarket Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106019519575

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

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Presents a script of the film, along with photographs, complete cast and crew credits (p. 105-109), and a foreword by the director.

Dan in Real Life

Chi Library , UC Santa Cruz 2008 Screenplay , Motion Picture Artwork , and Photography TM & © 2007 by Touchstone ... the True Story of an African Hero to Film * The Art of X2 * The Kite Runner : A Portrait of the Marc Forster Film * The ...

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Author: Peter Hedges

Publisher: Newmarket Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106019282638

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 131

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It all begins with widowed father and family advice columnist Dan Burns (Steve Carell), who is still reeling from the heartache of loss and takes refuge by trying to maintain order with his three rebellious young girls, while dodging anything unexpected or outside the box. But when Dan heads to Rhode Island, his miffed daughters in tow, for the annual Fall weekend thrown by the large and boisterous Burns family, everything changes. Soon after his arrival, he runs into an alluring woman named Marie (Juliette Binoche) in a bookshop. For the first time in a very, very long time, Dan experiences real live sparks—only to have to douse them liberally when he discovers Marie is, in fact, the brand-new girlfriend his brother Mitch (Dane Cook) is about to proudly introduce to the family. As the weekend gets under way in the close quarters of a crowded house filled with quirky, prying relatives, Dan and Marie try to squelch and cover up their growing mutual attraction at every turn, leading to one comical situation after another.Yet, no matter how hard they try to do the very opposite, Dan and Marie can't help but fall in love. Now Dan is about to realize that no matter how wise safety might seem, when it comes to real life, he's going to have to break all the rules.

The Hollywood Reporter

The movie presents a far more sympathetic portrait of its hero , Christopher McCandless , than the Academy might choose to ... Marc Forster " The Kite Runner " ( Paramount Classics / DreamWorks ) Forster took on the project after likely ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105133495718

Category: Motion pictures

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The New Yorker

Shame is rarely an active emotion , and that may account , in part , for the movie's slight stiffness and hesitancy . In addition , the director , Marc Forster , a Swiss - German , is working with Afghan and Iranian actors , and the ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105133500681

Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

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The Bulletin

The View From the Inside Forster's vivid film is unabashedly sentimental . FLYING HIGH : Ebrahimi as Amir , who betrays his best friend after their kite - fighting victory A Changing Portrait of DNA Every day , it seems.

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ISBN: UCSD:31822035857432

Category: Sydney (N.S.W.)

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