Horton Foote's uniquely personal style of screenwriting is at its peak in this collection of two Academy Award winners, To Kill a Mockingbird and Tender Mercies, and The Trip to Bountiful, a film widely named as one of 1985's best. "In an age when the lexicon of cinema is largely visual," noted Samuel G. Freedman in the New York Times Magazine, "Foote writes films. He stresses dialogue and character development rather than spectacle or even traditional narrative."Each of the three screenplays sprang from a different origin. One was adapted from the novel by Harper Lee, who later wrote, "If the integrity of a film adaptation is measured by the degree to which the novelist's intent is preserved, Mr. Foote's screenplay should be studied as a classic." Tender Mercies was conceived for the screen, and The Trip to Bountiful came from Foote's own stage and television play. While each demanded solutions to different cinematic problems, all are marked by Foote's own mastery of the screenwriting form, as well as his understanding of human relationships. All three show a modern Chekhov at work, revealing the deep currents of American society through the simplest details of daily life.
This book about "Touch of Evil" includes the continuity script, a biography of Orson Welles, an interview with Welles by Andre Bazih, an interview with Charlton Heston, excerpts from several critical essays, major reviews, a filmography and a bibliography.
Set in the underbelly of Edinburgh, Trainspotting is a story inhabited by a galaxy of immensely colorful characters -- liars, thieves, junkies -- people whose habits, emotions, and stories will leave an indelible imprint on the reader's mind.
"Bird Skin Coat "is brimming with startling moments of beauty found within a rusty and decayed landscape. With wild lyrical images of ascent and descent--doves and dives, sparrows and slugs, attics and cellars--this collection reflects Sorby's keen eye for blending images. As they shuttle between the Upper Midwest and the Pacific Northwest, these poems explore how the radical instability of the world is also the source of its energy. Honorable Mention, Posner Book-Length Poetry Award, Council for Wisconsin Writers Winner, Best Book of Poetry, Midwest Book Awards
Apart from Rod Serling, screenwriter Richard Matheson wrote more teleplays for the cult classic The Twilight Zone than any other writer. Many of these episodes became the series' most acclaimed and most frequently aired. Published here for the first time are eight original scripts. Each is preceded by an introduction and commentary that lends insight into Matheson's creative process, how he felt about the adaptation of his scripts, and his relationship with Rod Serling. Information about the fate of two 'lost' scripts and suggestions for further reading and viewing are also included. This volume includes the final six complete Twilight Zone scripts Matheson wrote for the show.
"An accident has occurred. Joe Chip and his colleagues--all but one of them--have narrowly escaped an explosion at a moon base. Or is it the other way round? Did Joe and the others die, and did the one fatality, Glen Runciter, actually survive? . . . From the stuff of space opera, Dick spins a deeply unsettling existential horror story, a nightmare you'll never be sure you've woken up from."--Lev Grossman, TimeIn 1974, Philip K. Dick was commissioned to write a screenplay based on his novel Ubik. The film was eventually scrapped, but the screenplay was saved and later published in 1985. Featuring scenes that are not in the book and a surreal playfulness--the style of the writing goes back in time just like the technology in the book's dreamworld--this screenplay is the only one Dick wrote and features his signature mix of paranoia, humor, and big-idea philosophy.
Set in the sexual jungle of the New York singles scene, this book follows four real life characters. Equipped with ample provisions of self-delusion, misogyny, anti-semitism and homophobia, Brenda, Michael, Aimee and Mikey frantically pursue their impossible dreams.
Ephron's screenplay for Rob Reiner's celebrated film explores the relationship between Harry Burns and Sally Albright, two modern singles who decide to become friends rather than lovers
A collection of five screenplays by this Academy Award-winning writer. Includes: All the President's Men - Magic - Harper - Maverick - The Great Waldo Pepper. Also features essays by Goldman: "Getting Even or Creative Accounting " "Sneak Previews, or Why Did She Have to Die? " "Hype or Consequences: A Brief History of the Future " "Shooting from the Hip: Don't You Know Anything About Screenwriting? " and "Nothing for Me to Steal: The Secret Life of an Adaptation."