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By Peter Hanson, Paul Robert Herman

become aware of the secrets and techniques of Hollywood storytelling during this attention-grabbing assortment, within which fifty screenwriters percentage the interior scoop approximately how they surmounted magnificent odds to damage into the company, how they remodeled their principles into box-office blockbusters, how their phrases helped release the careers of significant stars, and the way they earned accolades and Academy Awards.

enjoyable, informative, and occasionally startling, Tales from the Script positive factors unique interviews with film's best 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's by no means had any curiosity in directing videos, regardless of having gained Oscars for writing All the President's Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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

Josh Friedman describes the unusual event of having employed by way of Steven Spielberg to evolve H. G. Wells's vintage novel War of the Worlds—even even though Spielberg hated Friedman's tackle the fabric.

Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver) analyzes his mythical dating 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 existence for numerous years.

Tales from the Script is a needs to for motion picture buffs who relish 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 precise.

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