by Sherman Alexie
When it was released in 1998, Smoke Signals-the first film written, directed, and co-produced by Native Americans to receive major national and international distribution-was applauded by Rolling Stone as \u201cone of the best films of the year.\u201d In the New York Times, Janet Maslin noted the \u201csplendid screenplay\u201d written by Sherman Alexie, based on a story from his acclaimed book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. On its twentieth anniversary, Alexie, the beloved autho...
Seven, & 8mm (Classic Screenplay)
by Andrew Kevin Walker
In these powerful screenplays, Andrew Kevin Walker provides two compelling stories of dark deeds and dark motives, in which the forces of good are pitted against the many forms of evil. Seven, which starred Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow, followed the trail of a serial killer, whose victims were murdered in accordance with the seven deadly sins. 8mm focuses on Tom Welles -- portrayed by Nicolas Cage -- an honest and hardworking private detective, who discovers an appalling 8mm "snuff" film in whi...
by Hal Hartley
Tells the story of a woman who claims to have had a visit from the Virgin Mary. She believes she is intended to intervene in the destiny of a young and troubled porn star and the handsome amnesiac she's met in the street is somehow involved.
Worms in the Winecup (The Scarecrow Filmmakers)
by John Bright
Worms in the Winecup is the extraordinarily hard-hitting autobiography of John Bright, a screenplay writer who gained a major reputation with his first Hollywood script, Public Enemy, the classic gangster drama starring James Cagney. The book provides a vivid, often savage, commentary on Hollywood and the motion picture industry, with uncompromising portraits of Darryl F. Zanuck, Mae West, Errol Flynn, John Barrymore, B. P. Schulberg, Walter Wanger, John Howard Lawson, Elia Kazan, and countless...
Die Drehbuchforschung ist ein junges, sich rasch entwickelndes internationales Forschungsfeld. Der Sammelband führt Forschungen aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum zusammen, die sich mit dem Drehbuch als schriftliches Artefakt und als Teil des Produktionsprozesses auseinandersetzen. Neben grundlegenden theoretischen Konzepten der Drehbuchforschung stehen historische und archivbasierte Analysen sowie gegenwartsbezogene Problemstellungen im Vordergrund. Praxisnah finden außerdem Akteure und Abläufe der...
by Den of Geek and Simon Brew
Movie Geek is a nerdy dive into popular movies, brought to you by the award-losing Den Of Geek website, with a foreword by the UK's foremost film critic, Mark Kermode. Discover hidden stories behind movies you love (and, er, don't love so much), and find out just why the most dangerous place to be is in a Tom Hanks film. Fascinating, surprisingly and hugely entertaining, this leftfield movie guide is gold for film buffs, and might just bring out the geek - hidden or otherwise - within you... I...
Writing Short Films
by Linda J. Cowgill
Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, and George Lucas all began their careers making a short film. By contrasting and comparing the differences and similarities between feature films and short films, "Writing Short Films, 2nd Edition", offers readers the essential requirements necessary to make their writing crisp, sharp and compelling. Emphasising characters, structure, dialogue and story, Linda Cowgill dispels the 'magic formula' concept that screenplays can be constructed...
by Walter Bernstein
During World War II, Walter Bernstein was a correspondent for the U.S. Army magazine Yank after the war, he joined the Communist Party. When Senator Joseph McCarthy began his notorious witch hunt for Communists in the late 1940s, Bernstein,a writer for film and television,found himself blacklisted. For a decade he would scrape a living together by selling scripts through front men. Jonathan Yardley of the Washington Post has called Inside Out "a lovely piece of work . . . a memoir of the b...
Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ
by Anne Catherine Emmerich
Anne Catherine Emmerich's The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ is one of the key sources that inspired Mel Gibson's film, "The Passion of Christ." The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ is the record of the visions of Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824), a German nun who displayed the stigmata. Her narrative of the crucifixion is both more violent and detailed than the version recorded in the Gospels. Influenced by medieval Passion plays, Emmerich's version is both disturbing...
Screen Production Research
Aimed at students and educators across all levels of Higher Education, this agenda-setting book defines what screen production research is and looks like—and by doing so celebrates creative practice as an important pursuit in the contemporary academic landscape. Drawing on the work of international experts as well as case studies from a range of forms and genres—including screenwriting, fiction filmmaking, documentary production and mobile media practice—the book is an essential guide for those...
Viridiana (Script & Director S.)
by Luis Bunuel
Luis Bunuel's Viridiana is the story of a young novice who, in the space of a short time, is transformed from fervently pious to worldly as she moves from serving God within the convent to serving people outside the convent. When Luis Bunuel began shooting Viridiana in 1961, he decided he did not want stars for the film ("Stars are always horrible," he once remarked). Two of the twelve beggars in the film were not professional actors: the woman dwarf (she was a lottery ticket vendor in Madrid)...
Beyond Screenwriting: Insider Tips and Career Advice from a Successful Hollywood TV and Film Writer
by Sterling Anderson and Andrea Goss Knaub
The Full Monty
by Simon Beaufoy
In 1997, a BAFTA award-winning British film about six out of work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose took the world by storm. And now they're back, live on stage, only for them, it really has to be The Full Monty. Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar-winning writer of the film, has now gone back to Sheffield where it all started to rediscover the men, the women, the heartache and the hilarity of a city on the dole. The Full Monty was the winner of the UK Theatre Best Touring Production award 2013...
Barton Fink/Miller's Crossing. Screenplays for the Motion Pictures
by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Writings by Bill Drummond for arts event.