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Tales from the script

Author: Peter HansonPaul Robert HermanShane BlackJohn CarpenterFrank DarabontAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : First Run Features, [2010]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Screenwriters ranging from newcomers to living legends share their triumphs and hardships in a probing, insightful, and often hilarious odyssey through the world of movie storytelling. Celebrated scribes reveal the fascinating creative adventures that gave birth to beloved classics (and notorious flops). By analyzing their triumphs and recalling their failures, the participants explain how successful writers develop  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Filmed interviews
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Interviews
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hanson; Paul Robert Herman; Shane Black; John Carpenter; Frank Darabont; William Goldman; David Hayter; José Rivera; Paul Schrader; Ron Shelton; David S Ward
OCLC Number: 600219000
Notes: Based on an idea by Paul Robert Herman.
Bonus: featurettes.
Credits: Photography, Peter Hanson ; editing, J.D. Funari ; music, T.J. Raider.
Performer(s): Featuring Shane Black, John Carpenter, Frank Darabont, William Goldman, David Hayter, Jose Rivera, Paul Schrader, Ron Shelton, and David S. Ward.
Description: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Anybody can do that : the under-appreciated Hollywood screenwriter --
Food stamps and good wishes : the origins of Hollywood screenwriters --
Nobody wants your stuff : breaking into the business --
It's a movie : the art of selling scripts in Hollywood --
Freefall : the catastrophe of success --
A post-content era : the current climate in Hollywood --
Chopped and mashed : navigating the development process --
Always sit on the couch : the care and feeding of producers --
Visitation rights : dealing with directors --
All sixteen feet of him : stars --
You'll do another one : surviving the Hollywood game --
One really good sentence : the quest for perfection --
A last laugh business : going the distance.
Responsibility: a Grand River Films, Jade Tiger Films production ; directed by Peter Hanson ; written and produced by Peter Hanson and Paul Robert Herman.

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Screenwriters ranging from newcomers to living legends share their triumphs and hardships in a probing, insightful, and often hilarious odyssey through the world of movie storytelling. Celebrated scribes reveal the fascinating creative adventures that gave birth to beloved classics (and notorious flops). By analyzing their triumphs and recalling their failures, the participants explain how successful writers develop the skills necessary for toughing out careers in Hollywood.

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