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Screen plays : how 25 scripts made it to a theater near you--for better or worse

Author: David S Cohen
Publisher: New York : HarperEntertainment, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Draws on interviews with top Hollywood writers as well as up-and-coming novices to trace the process from conception to script to film, in an account that documents the evolution of twenty-five screenplays.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cohen, David S., 1959-
Screen plays.
New York : HarperEntertainment, ©2008
(OCoLC)608483744
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David S Cohen
ISBN: 9780061189197 0061189197 9780061431579 0061431575
OCLC Number: 162126878
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 342 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. "Get a Life": Gladiator: David Franzoni --
2. Scripter : Long Island Lolita was my muse! : American Beauty : Alan Ball --
3. "I didn't think this was really going to happen" : Random Hearts : Kurt Luedtke --
4. "It's two people; nothing happens" : Lost in translation : Sofia Coppola --
5. "Gotta stay on this job" : Black Hawk Down : Ken Nolan --
6. "Let's shoot big" : Troy : David Benioff --
7. Anti-Troy : Hero : Zhang Yimou --
8. "Can I write midnight cowboy?" : Pay it forward : Leslie Dixon --
10. Sith, schmith. Thanks for all the fish : The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy : Karey Kirkpatrick --
11. Roll over, Cary Grant : My best friend's wedding : Ron Bass --
12. Life's two tragedies : Mona Lisa smile : Lawrence Konner & Mark Rosenthal --
13. "It's difficult talking to idiots" : Bounce : Don Roos --
14. Great science fiction--but don't tell anyone : Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind : Charlie Kaufman --
15. Slaves to desire : Happiness : Todd Solondz --
16. Sex ain't what it used to be : A dirty shame : John Waters --
17. "If you talk to Earl, tell him to call me" : Witness : Bill Kelley & Earl W. Wallace --
18. The best script that couldn't get made : Monster's ball : Milo Addica & Will Rokos --
19. The golden lion, sure. But did she get an "A"? : Monsoon wedding : Sabrina Dhawan --
20. Protecting Howard : The Aviato : John Logan --
21. Chance, fate, and homework : A simple plan : Scott Smith --
22. No similar movies : The hours : David Hare --
23. Good work fails sometimes : Evening. Susan Minot & Michael Cunningham --
24. The return of the (spec) king : Kiss kiss, bang bang : Shane Black --
25. "All you need is one person to believe in you" : The caveman's valentine : George Dawes Green.
Responsibility: David S. Cohen.
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Draws on interviews with top Hollywood writers as well as up-and-coming novices to trace the process from conception to script to film, in an account that documents the evolution of twenty-five screenplays.

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