Tales from the Script: 50 Hollywood Screenwriters Share Their Stories

Tales from the Script: 50 Hollywood Screenwriters Share Their Stories

Peter Hanson


Discover the secrets and techniques of Hollywood storytelling during this interesting assortment, during which fifty screenwriters proportion the interior scoop approximately how they surmounted great odds to wreck into the enterprise, how they remodeled their rules into box-office blockbusters, how their phrases helped release the careers of significant stars, and the way they earned accolades and Academy Awards.

Entertaining, informative, and occasionally startling, Tales from the Script good points specific interviews with film's most sensible wordsmiths, together with John chippie (Halloween), Nora Ephron (Julie & Julia), John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), and David hayter (Watchmen). learn alongside as:

Frank Darabont explains why he sacrificed his wage to maintain the integrity of his hard-hitting adapta-tion of Stephen King's novella The Mist.

William Goldman finds why he is by no means had any curiosity in directing videos, regardless of having received Oscars for writing All the President's Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Ron Shelton explains why he approximately minimize the mind-blowing speech that helped cement Kevin Costner's stardom in Bull Durham.

Josh Friedman describes the unusual adventure of having employed by means of Steven Spielberg to conform H. G. Wells's vintage novel War of the Worlds—even notwithstanding Spielberg hated Friedman's tackle the material.

Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver) analyzes his mythical courting with Martin Scorsese.

Shane Black (Lethal Weapon) finds why the unrelenting hype round his multimillion-dollar script revenues brought on him to retreat from public lifestyles for numerous years.

Tales from the Script is a needs to for motion picture buffs who enjoy behind-the-scenes stories—and a grasp type for all those that dream of writing the nice American Screenplay, taught through those that made that dream come real.

Show sample text content

Download sample