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21 Grams: A Screenplay
by Guillermo Arriaga
The fates of three strangers collide when Tony (Benicio Del Toro), an ex-convict and born-again Christian, accidentally kills a man and his two daughters. As Tony struggles to reconcile his fear of jail with a tenuous faith, the widowed Christina (Naomi Watts) descends into a dangerous cycle of grief, rage, and drug abuse. Paul (Sean Penn) is a mathematician slowly dying of heart disease, who after receiving a transplant finds himself healthy but trapped inside a withering marriage.
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Adaptation: The Shooting Script
by Charlie Kaufman
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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
by Stephan Elliot
The script for the movie, profusely illustrated with conceptual designs, preproduction art, character sketches, and behind-the-scenes photos.
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The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl: The Illustrated Screenplay
by Robert Rodriguez
Riotous, affecting road movie about three queens cruising through the Australian outback.
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All or Nothing
by Mike Leigh
Set in a London housing project over one long weekend, Leigh’s masterful and moving new film tells the story of Penny and Phil–a long-estranged couple brought together again after their son becomes suddenly and violently ill. An unflinching look at the often harsh realities of London’s down-and-out, All or Nothing is also Mike Leigh’s most nuanced and heartfelt film to date.
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Almost Famous
by Cameron Crowe
The screenplay of the brilliant new film about rock ‘n’ roll journalism, from the writer/director of Jerry Maguire. Inspired by his own start in journalism as a teenage reporter for Rolling Stone, Cameron Crowe has created a coming-of-age story that is both funny and moving-and laced with sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. Set in 1973 and starring Frances McDormand, Billy Crudup, and Noah Taylor, Crowe’s new film tells the story of a fifteen-year-old boy whose dream of becoming a rock journalist comes true when Rolling Stone sends him on tour with the up-and-coming rock band Stillwater-loosely based on Led Zeppelin-over the objections of his protective mother. Crowe brings the same wry humor he brought to Jerry Maguire as well as the brilliant evocations of teen life that animated his earlier cult film Fast Times at Ridgemont High to chronicle and celebrate a pivotal moment in rock history-and one teenage boy’s place in it.
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American Beauty: The Shooting Script
by Alan Ball, Sam Mendes
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American Splendor: The Offical Shooting Script
by Robert Pulcini
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The Annotated Godfather: The Complete Screenplay
by Jenny M. Jones
This fully authorized, annotated, and illustrated edition of the complete screenplay of The Godfather presents all the little-known details and behind-the-scenes intrigue surrounding the landmark film.
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Ararat: The Shooting Script
by Atom Egoyan
Writer/Director Atom Egoyan is a celebrated filmmaker worldwide. His acclaimed adaptation of the Russell Banks novel The Sweet Hereafter received two Academy Award® nominations (Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay) and won both the Grand Prize of the Jury and the International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Egoyan’s recent features include Felicia’s Journey and Exotica. Cairo-born, Canadian-bred, and of Armenian descent, Egoyan lives in Toronto, Canada, with his wife, actress Arsinse Khanjian, and their son, Arshile.
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Art School Confidential: A Screenplay
by Daniel Clowes
Clowes’ second screenplay features an eccentric cast of misfits. Its ripe-for-skewering setting is filled with naive, young would-be artists and jaded professors. The focal character is Jerome, a freshman equally obsessed with becoming the greatest artist of the twenty-first century and with getting somewhere with gorgeous model Audrey. The early scenes establishing the milieu and introducing the characters, many only by type (e.g., Beat Girl, Suburban Girl, Kiss-Ass), are the most entertaining. When the plot about a serial killer stalking the campus takes over, the story settles into something less compelling and more conventional (it doesn’t help that the murderer’s identity is pretty obvious). Fans of Clowes’ comics may picture the characters in his distinctive visual style and wish he weren’t trying to fit his peculiar sensibility into such worn frameworks as the coming-of-age story, the love story, and the murder mystery.
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A Serious Man
By Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
It is 1967 and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him since she has fallen in love with one of his more pompous colleagues. His domestic woes accumulate: his unemployable brother Larry is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny is playing hooky from Hebrew school, and his daughter is sneaking money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job. Larry’s search for some kind of equilibrium is conveyed with the kind of humor, imagination, and verbal wit that have made the work of Ethan and Joel Coen so distinctive.
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Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner
by Paul Apak Angilirq, Zacharias Kunuj, Herve Paniaq, Pauloosie Quilitalik, Norman Cohn, Bernard Saladin D’Anglure
The lavishly-illustrated companion book to the multi-award-winning film, featuring the entire screenplay (in both Inuktitut syllabics and English), interviews with the filmmakers, detailed explorations of the legend of Atanarjuat and of Inuit culture, maps and more. With hundreds of full-colour behind-the-scenes photographs, stills, and line drawings
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Avalon, Tin Men, Diner: Three Screenplays
by Barry Levinson
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The Aviator: A Screenplay
by John Logan
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The Ballad of Jack and Rose
by Rebecca Miller
From the award-winning writer-director of Personal Velocity comes a startling drama about the nature of family and the meaning of ideals
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Barcelona and Metropolitan: Tales of Two Cities
by Whit Stillman
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Barton Fink/Miller’s Crossing: Screenplays for the Motion Pictures
by Ethan Coen, Joel Ethan Coen
From the brother creators of “Fargo”.
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Batman Begins
by Christopher Nolan
Batman Begins, directed by the award-winning Christopher Nolan (Memento, Insomnia), unveils the untold origins of the Dark Knight’s emergence as a force for good in Gotham City. In the wake of his parents’ murder, disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful. He returns to Gotham City and unveils his alter ego: Batman, a masked crusader who uses his strength, intellect, and an array of high-tech deceptions to fight the sinister forces that threaten the city.
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A Beautiful Mind: The Shooting Script
by Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard (Introduction)
In the Newmarket Shooting Script® format, the 2002 Oscar-winner (for Best Picture and Screenplay) about the life of Nobel Prize winner John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius diagnosed with paranoid-schizophrenia. The Newmarket book includes the complete shooting script, an introduction by Ron Howard especially for this edition, 10 b/w stills, production notes, and the complete credits.
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Before Sunrise & Before Sunset: Two Screenplays
by Richard Linklater, Kim Krizian
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, they share everything and promise to meet again. Nearly a decade later, Jesse, now a novelist on a publicity tour, sees Celine in a bnookstore in Paris. Again their time is short, and they spend it reestablishing the connection they experienced on their first meeting. Romantic, poignant, understated, and often profound, these two screenplays are sure to become classics in their own right.
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Being John Malkovich
by Charlie Kaufman
Including Kaufman’s wacked-out introduction.
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Beowulf: The Script Book
by Neil Gaiman, Roger Avary
Hrothgar, like his ancestors before him, is a good king, and celebrates his reign by constructing a grand hall and holding an immense feast the likes of which have never been seen. But the revelry is too much for outcast monster Grendel, who launches an attack on the great hall during the night, killing and devouring many warriors as they sleep. Again and again he returns for his vile feasts and it seems none can stop his siege.
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Best American Screenplays (First Series)
by Sam Thomas (Editor)
This first volume includes complete screenplays of “Meet John Doe,” Casablanca,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Graduate,” “Arthur” and many others. This is an invaluable series of anthologies. The accompanying two volumes are available below.
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Best American Screenplays 2
by Sam Thomas (Editor)
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Best American Screenplays 3
by Sam Thomas (Editor)
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Best Canadian Screen Plays (Screenplays and Film Series)
by Douglas Bowie, Tom Shoebridge (Editor)
Includes “The Grey Fox” (about legendary train robber Bill Miner), the sweet coming-of-age comedy “My American Cousin”, and Denys Arcand’s “Jesus de Montreal”.
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Big Fish: The Shooting Script
by John August, Daniel Wallace
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The Big Lebowski
by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, William P. Robertson
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Billy Elliot
by Lee Hall
Set in northern England during the 1984 miner’s strike, Billy Elliot tells the story of a young working-class boy who chooses not to follow his widowed father’s instructions to train to be a boxer. Instead, fascinated by the ballet class sharing the same building as his gym, Billy hangs up his gloves to pursue dreams of being a dancer. But even as he discovers his virtuoso gift for ballet he must hide his triumph from his father and brother — both miners on strike struggling to keep food on the table.
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Black Hawk Down: The Shooting Script
by Ken Nolan, Ridley Scott, Jerry Bruckheimer, Mark Bowden
Based on actual events, Black Hawk Down is the heroic account of a group of elite US soldiers sent into Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993 as part of a UN peacekeeping operation to quell the civil war and famine ravaging the country.
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Breaking the Waves
by Lars Von Trier
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Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay
by Annie Proulx, Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana
Included in this volume is Annie Proulx’s haunting story about the difficult, dangerous love affair between a ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy, as well as the celebrated screenplay for the motion picture, written by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. All three writers have contributed essays on the process of adapting the critically acclaimed story for film.
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Boogie Nights
by Paul Thomas Anderson
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Bubba Ho-Tep
by Joe R. Lansdale, Don Coscarelli
The companion book to the popular movie starring Bruce Campbell as Elvis and Ossie Davis as JFK. Stuck in an East Texas old folks home, they must face off against a redneck mummy.
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Bugsy
by James Toback
A more romantic view of Vegas and its thugs than “Casino” (see below), this is still a superbly crafted script.
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Business of Fancydancing: The Screenplay
by Sherman Alexie
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Capote: The Shooting Script
by Dan Futterman
The Shooting Script includes the complete screenplay for the acclaimed film, a foreword by Gerald Clarke, author of the bestselling biography Capote, exclusive Q&As with screenwriter Dan Futterman and director Bennett Miller, and an 8-page color photo section.
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Casino
by Martin Scorsese, Nicholas Pileggi
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Cast Away: The Shooting Script
by William Broyles
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Catch Me If You Can: The Film and the Filmmakers
by Jeff Nathanson, Steven Spielberg (Introduction), Linda Sunshine (Editor)
With more than 100 color images, the companion book includes the complete script and behind-the-scenes photographs of this amazing true tale.
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Chinatown, The Last Detail, Shampoo: Screenplays
by Robert Towne
Three classics of American screenwriting, together for the first time.
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The Cider House Rules: A Screenplay
by John Irving
This Academy-award winning screenplay by John Irving was written over a fourteen year period and is the companion screenplay to the Miramax film, co-starring Michael Caine, who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Dr. Wilbur Larch.
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Cinderella Man: The Shooting Script
by Cliff Hollingsworth, Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard (Introduction), Brian Grazer (Introduction)
From the award-winning creative team behind Best Picture Oscar®-winner A Beautiful Mind, comes this new film, inspired by the life of legendary boxer Jim Braddock who defeated heavyweight champ Max Baer in a 15-round fight in 1935. Braddock — not so much a great boxer as a great man who boxed — climbed into the ring seeking nothing more than to provide for his wife and children. His commitment to them inspired him to championship, elevating the family man with a simple cause to the level of legend. The Newmarket Shooting Script book includes the complete screenplay, an exclusive introduction and Q&A with director Ron Howard.
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Clerks and Chasing Amy: Two Screenplays
by Kevin Smith
Hardcover
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Clerks II: The Screenplay
by Kevin Smith
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Cold Mountain: A Screenplay
by Anthony Minghella
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The Collected Works of Paddy Chayefsky: The Screenplays: The Hospital/Network/Altered States
by Paddy Chayefsky
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The Collected Works of Chayefsky : The Screenplays, Volume 1/the Screenplays, Volume 2/the Stage Plays/the Television Plays/Boxed Set
by Paddy Chayefsky
Bxd Set Edition
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Color of Money, Sea of Love, Night and the City: Three Screenplays
by Richard Price
Includes Price’s introduction, an eye-opening discussion of the development process.
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The Constant Gardener: The Shooting Script
by John Le Carre (Foreword), Jeffrey Caine, Kenneth Tynan (Introduction)
In a remote area of Northern Kenya, the region’s most dedicated activist, the brilliant and passionate Tessa Quayle, has been found brutally murdered. Haunted by remorse and jarred by rumors of his wife’s infidelities, mild-mannered British diplomat and Tessa’s widower, Justin Quayle, surprises himself by plunging headlong into a dangerous odyssey. His eyes are soon opened to a vast conspiracy at once deadly and commonplace, one that has claimed innocent lives–and is about to put his own at risk.
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The Counselor: A Screenplay
by Cormac McCarthy
On the eve of becoming a married man, the Counselor makes a risky entry into the drug trade and gambles that the consequences won’t catch up to him.
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Crash
by David Cronenberg
Lots of movies are called “controversial”; Cronenberg’s is the real thing. This slow-hand examination of a sub-culture centred on sex and auto accidents split the Cannes Film Festival and gave Ted Turner the heebie-jeebies; read it before it’s banned in your neighbourhood.
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: A Portrait of Ang Lee’s Epic Film
by Huiling Wang (Editor), Ang Lee, James Schamus (Contributor), Guorong Cai (Contributor), Richard Corliss (Contributor), Linda Sunshine, David Bordwell
Newmarket book includes the screenplay, stunning full-color photographs before and behind the cameras, interviews and notes with filmmakers, features on the history and tradition of martial arts storytelling and filmmaking, and articles by Time’s Richard Corliss and world renowned film scholar David Bordwell.
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Croupier
by Paul Mayersberg
The highly original screenplay for Mike Hodges’ acclaimed 1999 film. “It’s all numbers, the croupier thought. A spin of the wheel. A turn of a card. The time of your life. The date of your birth. The year of your death. In the Book of Numbers, the Lord said: ‘Thou shalt count thy steps.’ A wave of elation came over him. He was hooked. Watching people lose. His existence was forming an interesting pattern of betrayals. Sometimes he was unsure whether he was the betrayer or the betrayed. Now he had reached the point where he no longer heard the ball. The croupier’s mission was accomplished. He had acquired the power to make you lose.”
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The Crucible: Screenplay
by Arthur Miller
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Dan in Real Life: The Shooting Script
by Pierce Gardner, Peter Hedges
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The Dark Knight Trilogy: The Complete Screenplays
by Christopher Nolan
At nearly six hundred pages, The Dark Knight Trilogy , a behemoth of script and storyboards, captures on the page the dark mythic expanse of the cinematic Batman. These definitive, vibrant film blueprints published on the heels of the final film’s closely guarded release are destined to be enshrined on every fan’s bedside table, studied in universities, and emulated by filmmakers.
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David Cronenberg: Collected Screenplays 1: Stereo, Crimes of the Future, Shivers, Rabid
by David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg has made a career of exploring the darker side of eroticism. Stereo, Crimes of the Future, and Rabid all reveal his fascination with the psychological aspects of death, disease, lust, and power. But these motifs came together most powerfully in the 1975 film Shivers, which gained Cronenberg widespread recognition and notoriety for his exceptionally chilling expressions of society’s fears about the sexual revolution and its long-term consequences.
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The Da Vinci Code Illustrated Screenplay
by Ron Howard (Foreword), Dan Brown, Akiva Goldsman
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Dead Man Walking: The Shooting Script
by Helen Prejean, Tim Robbins
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Doctor Who: The Shooting Scripts
by Russell T. Davies
This book collects together the entire shooting scripts for the first series. Seven of the scripts are by Russell T. Davies, with the remainder by Steven Moffat, Robert Shearman, Paul Cornell and The League of Gentlemen’s Mark Gatiss. Each story contains the essential ingredients of time travel, adventure, and the mixing of the ordinary with the fantastical that have always characterized the series, while at the same time being thoroughly in tune with contemporary culture and society. This is a Doctor Who for an age defined by irony, technology, celebrity, and the shadow cast by 9/11. It is also a more cinematic series, with fast cutting and special effects that will satisfy viewers brought up on contemporary film and television sci-fi.
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Dogma
by Kevin Smith
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Downton Abbey Script Book Season 1
by Julian Fellowes
The most successful British television drama of our time, the multi-award-winning Downton Abbey has become a national phenomenon in the U.S. as well. Created by Julian Fellowes, who received an Academy Award for his screenplay for the acclaimed Robert Altman motion picture, Gosford Park, Downton Abbey features stellar performances, ravishing sets and costumes, and, most importantly, absolutely riveting plots. Now the scripts for the entire first season have been collected in one volume, along with never before seen material, incisive commentary, and color photos that will completely immerse fans in the world of Downton Abbey.
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Essential “Eastenders” Scripts
by Mike Gould, Emma Thomas (Editor)
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Eat Drink Man Woman/The Wedding Banquet: Two Films
by Ang Lee
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Ed Wood
by Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander
Knowing tribute to the greatest worst film director of all time.
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Elizabethtown
by Cameron Crowe
The screenplay to the latest film from the Oscar-winning writer/ director of Jerry Maguire and
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The English Patient: A Screenplay
by Michael Ondaatje (Introduction), Anthony Minghella
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Erin Brockovich: The Shooting Script
by Susannah Grant
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The Shooting Script
by Charlie Kaufman
The newest original screenplay from the Oscar®-nominated writer of Adaptation and Being John Malkovich. Joel is stunned to discover that his girlfriend Clementine has had her memories of their tumultuous relationship erased. Out of desperation, he contacts the inventor of the process, Dr. Howard Mierzwiak, 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 chase him through the maze of his memories, it’s clear that Joel just can’t get her out of his head.
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Ethan Coen and Joel Coen: Collected Screenplays 1: Raising Arizona, Blood Simple, Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink
by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
These early works by the acclaimed filmmaking team deal with the subject for which they are best known: corruption and crime in situations that combine the real, the surreal, and the hilarious. Of the scripts included here, Barton Fink — an intense look at the psychological ruin of a New York playwright trying to make it in 1940s Hollywood — is a masterful culmination of these themes.
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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues/My Own Private Idaho: 2 Screen Plays in 1 Volume
by Gus Van Sant
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Eyes Wide Shut: A Screenplay
by Stanley Kubrick, Frederic Raphael, Arthur Schnitzler
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Fargo
by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Deadly funny film-blanc (shot in sub-freezing North Dakota) about a pregnant cop on the trail of a murderer who didn’t mean to.
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The Fifth Act
by Ingmar Bergman, Linda Haverty Rugg (Translator), Joan Tate (Translator), Lasse Bergstrom (Preface)
Bergman made his last major motion picture, Fannie and Alexander, in 1983, but his retirement from filmmaking didn’t entail giving up script writing. This collection of writings from Bergman’s subsequent career — hence the title — includes his script for the wrenching drama After the Rehearsal, about an aging director and a troubled young actress who yearns to initiate an affair with him. Also in the volume are two dramatic meditations on film and filmmaking: the black comedy The Last Scream: A Slightly Skewed Morality Tale, about forgotten Swedish filmmaker George af Klercker, and a piece set at the end of the silent film era, the late 1920s, In the Presence of the Clown.
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The Fisher King: The Book of the Film (The Applause Screenplay Series)
by Richard Lagravanese
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Four Films of Woody Allen
by Woody Allen
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Four Weddings and a Funeral: Three Appendices and a Screenplay
by Richard Curtis
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Frank Miller’s Sin City: The Making of the Movie
by Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez
A film noir updated for the digital age, Sin City is a fetishistically faithful big-screen rendition of Miller’s hardboiled graphic novels. This attractively designed book publishes Rodriguez’ screenplay adaptation, accompanied by corresponding comics panels and production shots to reveal how closely the film hews to its inspiration. Also featured are commentary by Rodriguez and Miller, interviews with cast and crew, conceptual designs and other artwork, and sections on costumes and the cars in the film.
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The Frasier Scripts
by David Angell, Peter Casey, David Lee, Christopher Lloyd (Introduction), The Writing Staff of “Frasier”
First-time publication of 15 full scripts, including all the Emmy Award winners, of the TV show that has won the Emmy Award for best comedy for an unprecedented consecutive five years.
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Frida: Bringing Frida Kahlo’s Life and Art to Film
by Clancy Sigal (Editor), Julie Taymor, Linda Sunshine (Editor)
Perhaps because it features the vibrant artwork of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Julie Taymor’s Frida: Bringing Frida Kahlo’s Life and Art to Film is one of the most aesthetically pleasing film companion books in years. The book’s publication coincides with the long awaited release of the film, which stars Salma Hayek as the artist. In her introduction, Taymor, who directed Frida, explains how she condensed 30 years of Kahlo’s life into a two-hour film, showed the artist at work, shot the film on location in Mexico and other eye-opening bits about the film. Salma Hayek then offers a brief introduction, which is followed by the illustrated screenplay, with sidebars interspersed that shed light on the characters-notably Kahlo’s husband, Diego Rivera-and specific scenes. The book admirably juxtaposes film stills and reproductions of Kahlo’s paintings, making this at once a tribute to the film and the life of the great artist.
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Full Frontal
by Coleman Hough, Steven Soderbergh (Introduction)
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Ghost World: A Screenplay
by Daniel Clowes, Terry Zwigoff
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Girl, Interrupted
by James Mangold
The film version of the national bestseller by Susanna Kaysen. Mangold provides an Introduction in which he reflects on his graduation from low-budget independent cinema to a big-budget studio picture, while nevertheless continuing to explore unsettling, often unglamorous human stories with his particular blend of human empathy and an unblinking eye for the details of existence. 20 Black-and-White Photographs.
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Go Fish
by Rose Trouche, Guinevere Turner
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Good Night, and Good Luck
by George Clooney, Grant Heslov
This story takes place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950s America. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow and his dedicated staff 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 being a communist. Despite the climate of fear and reprisal, the CBS crew carries on, and their tenacity eventually pays off when McCarthy is brought before the Senate and his lies and bullying tactics are finally uncovered.
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Good Will Hunting
by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Gus Van Sant (Introduction)
1998 Academy Award-winner for Best Screenplay
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Gosford Park: The Shooting Script
by Julian Fellowes, Robert Altman (Introduction)
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The Grand Budapest Hotel: The Illustrated Screenplay
by Wes Anderson
Recounts the adventures of Gustave H (played in the film by Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Acting as a kind of father figure, M. Gustave leads the resourceful Zero on a journey that involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; the battle for an enormous family fortune; a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sleds and skis; and the sweetest confection of a love affair all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
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The Green Mile: The Screenplay
by Frank Darabont, Stephen King (Introduction)
Amazon.com: Stephen King fans fervently awaited The Green Mile, filmmaker Frank Darabont’s second movie adaptation of a King novel (the first being The Shawshank Redemption, another period piece set in prison). The Green Mile: The Screenplay reveals Darabont’s deft script style despite nary a character description. The adaptation must be one of the most pure ever written; nearly every character and major scene from the novel is represented in the screenplay, often with verbatim dialogue. Both Darabont and King contribute introductions, illustrating the warm friendship between the two, and detailed film credits, drawings of two storyboarded sequences, and 20 black-and-white photos enrich.
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Hairspray, Female Trouble, and Multiple Maniacs: Three More Screenplays
by John Waters
In “Hairspray,” a “pleasantly plump” teenager, played by Ricki Lake, and her big-hearted hairdresser mother, played by Divine, teach 1962 Baltimore about race relations by integrating a local TV dance show. “Female Trouble” is a coming-of-age story gone terribly awry: Dawn Davenport (again, Divine), progresses from loving schoolgirl to crazed mass murderer destined for the electric chair — all because her parents wouldn’t buy her cha-cha heels for Christmas. In “Multiple Maniacs,” dubbed by Waters a “celluloid atrocity,” the traveling sideshow “Lady Divine’s Cavalcade of Perversions” is actually a front for a group of psychotic kidnappers, with Lady Divine herself the most vicious and depraved of all — but her life changes after she gets raped by a fifteen-foot lobster.
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Hal Hartley Collected Screenplays: The Unbelievable Truth/Trust/Simple Men
by Hal Hartley
For over a decade, Hal Hartley’s deadpan comedies and explorations of unlikely relationships of love and trust have been favorites with critics and indie film crowds alike. Gathered here in one volume for the first time are the screenplays for three of his most acclaimed films: The Unbelievable Truth, in which a young man returns home after serving time for murder; Trust, which follows a pregnant teen and the effect of her condition on her family; and Simple Men — the film that first brought him widespread prominence — in which two brothers go in search of their anarchist father.
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Happiness
by Todd Solondz
David Ansen, Newsweek: “Deeply disturbing and shockingly funny . . . One of the few indelible movies of the year.”
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The Hateful Eight
by Quentin Tarantino (Author)
The Hateful Eight is a Tarantino master class in tension-filled atmosphere, singular characters, and razor-sharp dialogue.
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The History Boys: The Film
by Alan Bennett (Author), Nicholas Hytner (Introduction)
At a boys’ grammar school in Sheffield, eight boys are being coached for the Oxbridge entrance exams. It is the mid-eighties, and the main concern of the unruly bunch of bright teenagers is getting out, starting university – and starting life..
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Horton Foote’s Three Trips to Bountiful
by Barbara Moore, David G. Yellin (Editor)
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The Hours: A Screenplay
by David Hare
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The Hudsucker Proxy
by Ethan Coen, Sam Raimi, Joel Coen
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Human Nature: The Shooting Script
by Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry
The eagerly awaited film from the director of Three Kings. Albert Markovski (Jason Schwartzman), head of the Open Spaces Coalition, has been experiencing an alarming series of coincidences, the meaning of which escapes him. With the help of two Existential Detectives, Bernard and Vivian Jaffe (Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin), Albert examines his life, his relationships, and his conflict with Brad Stand (Jude Law), an executive climbing the corporate ladder at Huckabees, a popular chain of retail superstores.
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The Hurt Locker
By Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow (Introduction)
One of the most highly touted war films in recent memory, The Hurt Locker is a riveting, extraordinary story of courage and survival on the Baghdad bomb squad, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, from a script by journalist and screenwriter Mark Boal.
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I Heart Huckabees: The Shooting Script
by David O. Russell, Jeff Baena
The clever, colorful new comedy from the Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter of Being John Malkovich. Charlie Kaufman’s unconventional worldview is once again in evidence in this powerful satirical exploration of a civilization that idealizes both nature and culture. A philosophical burlesque about an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and their discovery — a man raised in the wild.
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I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay
by Isaac Asimov, Harlan Ellison
Ellison’s script for I, Robot, dubbed “the greatest science fiction movie never made,” was actually written in the late 1970s but floundered because of supposed high production costs and other assorted difficulties, which are explained in the introduction. The Citizen Kane-esque plot follows journalist Robert Bratenahl’s quest to unearth the exact nature of the relationship between legendary robopsychologist Dr. Susan Calvin and Alfred Lanning, director of U.S. Robotics and Mechanical Men. What he ultimately discovers, however, is so much more. Ellison adroitly borrows subplots from several of Asimov’s original I, Robot stories — although the script is more the fruit of Ellison’s mind than Asimov’s — and along with Calvin are the familiar faces of Mike Donovan, Greg Powell, Robbie, Lennie, and other robots. Ellison and Asimov make a helluva combination, and although Ellison’s script may never make it to the screen, having this beautifully illustrated edition of it is almost as satisfying. Perhaps if this volume sells well enough, I, Robot may yet be filmed. Let’s hope. Highly recommended.
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I Shot Andy Warhol
by Daniel Minahan, Mary Harron
Fascinating, droll study of Warhol and one of his deadly hangers-on.
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Interstellar: The Complete Screenplay with Selected Storyboards
by Christopher Nolan
Nolan takes on the infinite canvas of space to deliver a cutting-edge, emotionally charged adventure that will amaze movie audiences of all ages. This is the living blueprint of Nolan’s journey.
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Inception: The Shooting Script
by Christopher Nolan
Inception, writer-director Christopher Nolan’s seventh feature film, joins the epic scope of The Dark Knight with the narrative sophistication of Memento. The story of a group of thieves who specialize in invading the mind through one’s dreams, Inception explores the Nolan’s signature psychological themes of memory, paranoia, and self-doubt as the protagonist, Dom Cobb, is pitted against a hostile subconscious spurred on by personal demons and regrets from the past. In a conversational preface, Nolan discusses with brother and frequent collaborator, Jonah, the genesis of the idea for the film and the decade-long process it took to write it. Detailing the results of Nolan’s efforts, Inception: The Shooting Script includes key storyboard sequences, full-color concept art, and an appendix on the workings of the mysterious Pasiv Device that Cobb and his fellow extractors use to initiate the dream-share. An exclusive exploration of a highly original concept, Inception: The Shooting Script is the record of a writer-director at the height of his craft.
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Inglourious Basterds
by Quentin Tarantino
This action tale follows the parallel story of a guerilla-like squad of American soldiers called “The Basterds” and the French Jewish teenage girl Shosanna who find themselves behind enemy Nazi lines during the German occupation. When the Inglourious Basterds encounter Shosanna at a propaganda screening at the movie house she runs, they conspire to launch an unexpected plot to end the war.
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In the Bedroom: A Screenplay
by Rob Festinger, Todd Field
The critically acclaimed In the Bedroom centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Set in a tranquil town on the coast of Maine, it tells the story of a couple (Sissy Spacek and Tom Wilkinson) whose only child is involved in a love affair with a single mother (Marisa Tomei). When the relationship comes to a sudden and tragic end, each person must face the intensely difficult decision of how to respond.
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Jackie Brown: A Quentin Tarantino Screenplay
by Quentin Tarantino
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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
by Kevin Smith
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Juno: The Shooting Script
By Diablo Cody
While most girls at Dancing Elk are updating their MySpace page or shopping at the mall, Juno is a whip-smart Minnesota teen living by her own rules. A typically boring afternoon becomes anything but when Juno decides to have sex with the charmingly unassuming Bleeker (Michael Cera). Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, she and best friend Leah (Olivia Thirlby) hatch a plan to find Juno’s unborn baby the perfect set of parents courtesy of the local Penny Saver. In addition to the complete script, the book includes a foreword by director Jason Reitman, an exclusive introduction by Diablo Cody, a color photo section, and the complete cast and crew credits.
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“Joe’s Palace” and “Capturing Mary”
by Stephen Poliakoff
Two major new screenplays by the inimitable, award-winning Stephen Poliakoff made for the BBC and HBO Films and originally broadcast in autumn 2007. A stellar cast led by Michael Gambon and Dame Maggie Smith feature in these exquisite, major new films that are linked by a grand house and memories of the past.
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The Kids are All Right: The Shooting Script
by Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
“Peerless performances, lyrical direction and an adventurous script.” –Los Angeles Times
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Kill Bill: The Screenplay
by Quentin Tarantino
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The King’s Speech: The Shooting Script
by David Seidler
Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay, this the story of King George VI and the speech therapist whose unorthodox treatment helps him overcome his stammer. The Newmarket Shooting Script Book includes an introduction by screenwriter David Seidler, the complete shooting script, an 8-page photo section, and complete cast and crew credits.
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Kinsey: Public and Private
by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy, Linda Wolfe, Bill Condon
The official companion to the film explores the life of the pioneer of human sexuality research, Alfred Kinsey. Spanning six decades from his childhood in the early 1900s to his death in 1956, the film turns the microscope on the man whose landmark studies on the sexual behaviors of the common man rocked a nation. The interviewer of tens of thousands, Kinsey subjected his own life and that of his researchers to the same type of analysis that produced his 1948 bestselling book Sexual Behavior in the Human Male. But while the Kinsey team’s focus was predominantly outward, perhaps what they learned about themselves was as great as that which they taught their country. The illustrated book includes the complete screenplay, an exclusive introduction by writer/director Bill Condon, extracts from histories and biographies of the period, film stills and complete cast and crew credits. 150 color photos.
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A Knight’s Tale: The Shooting Script
by Brian Helgeland
Featuring 50 movie stills in full color, the only official tie-in to the Columbia Pictures film, written, produced, and directed by Academy Award®-winner Brian Helgeland (co-writer/co-producer of L.A. Confidential). This is the rousing story of lowborn William Thatcher (Heath Ledger) and his band of medieval misfits as they careen their way towards impossible glory.
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Knocked Up: The Shooting Script
by Judd Apatow
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L.A. Confidential
by Brian Helgeland, Curtis Hanson, James Ellroy
1998 Academy Award-winner for Best Adapted Screenplay
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Leaving Las Vegas
by John O’Brien, Mike Figgis
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The wrenching but compelling story of unconditional love between two lost and disenfranchised souls. Sera, a prostitute, and Ben, an alcoholic, stumble together and discover in each other a respite from their unforgiving lives.

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The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
by Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach
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Life Is Beautiful
by Robert Benigni, Vincenzo Cerami, S. Strinzi (Photographer)
A Chaplinesque fable about the power of imagination set against the stark reality of World War II Europe.
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Lincoln: The Screenplay
by Tony Kushner (Author), Doris Kearns Goodwin (Foreword)
A decade-long collaboration between three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg and Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner, the Academy Award-nominated screenplay of Lincoln is a revealing drama that focuses on the sixteenth president’s tumultuous final months in office.
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Lost Highway
by David Lynch, Barry Gifford (Contributor)
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Love Actually
by Richard Curtis
Love Actually is the highly awaited new screenplay and directorial debut from phenomenally popular screenwriter Richard Curtis. Weaving together the stories of ten couples, the movie is as real as our own lives, and as funny, wise, and poignant as only Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral) could create. Introduced by Richard Curtis, the book features the full screenplay plus outtakes, behind-the-scenes snapshots, and more.
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