Tales from the Script : 50 Hollywood screenwriters share their stories

Author(s): Peter Hanson and Paul Robert Herman


Few modern art forms are as misunderstood as the craft of creating movie scripts, but "Tales from the Script" puts readers in the trenches of the Hollywood development process. Readers will revel in the exploits of Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon"), John Carpenter ("Halloween'), Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption"), Nora Ephron ("When Harry Met Sally"), William Goldman ("The Princess Bride"), David Hayter ("Watchmen"), Bruce Joel Rubin ("Ghost"), Paul Schrader ("Taxi Driver"), Ron Shelton ("Bull Durham"), and dozens of others. They'll learn how these writers surmounted the incredible odds against breaking into Hollywood, transformed their ideas into films that topped the box office, launched the careers of major stars, and earned Oscars. The stories behind the storytellers are as exciting, surprising, and inspirational as the narratives of their celebrated films.


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"Fascinating tales from the belly of the beast." -- Lawrence Kasdan, Oscar-nominated writer/director of The Big Chill, Wyatt Earp, and Body Heat


General Fields

  • : 9780061855924
  • : 110310
  • : 110310
  • : January 2010
  • : 203mm X 135mm X 23mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Peter Hanson and Paul Robert Herman
  • : Paperback
  • : 310
  • : 791.430922
  • : 304
  • : illustrations