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Screenplays

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The King's Speech: The Shooting Script The King's Speech: The Shooting Script
David Seidler
David Seidler's award winning screenplay tells the story of King George VI who must overcome a debilitating speech impediment to address his country as it teeters on the brink of war. At the heart of the story is the King's friendship with his unorthodox speech therapist, Lionel Logue. Softcover, 106 pp. $21.95.


The Tempest	The Tempest

Julie Taymor
Julie Taymor's The Tempest, with a brilliant cast headed by Helen Mirren as Prospera, offers a gripping interpretation of Shakespeare's tragicomedy, using the resources of contemporary filmmaking to deepen the experience. Here, Taymor's screenplay, adapted from the original work, is illustrated with magical images from the film, to create a new and richly visual edition of many readers' most beloved Shakespeare play. Hardcover, 172 pp. $32.95.


Casino Jack

Norman Snider
If you mix Reservoir Dogs with Goodfellas and add a splash of Oliver Stone's W, you have a lethal cocktail known as Jack Abramoff. Grabbing headlines from around the world, Casino Jack tells the true crime story about the man behind the biggest scandal to hit Washington since Watergate. This screenplay also includes storyboards and the director's on-set photo diary. Softcover, 243 pp. $22.95.


Typhus Typhus

Jean-Paul Satre
Set in Malaya during the British protectorate, the story centres on the improbable couple formed by Nellie, a down-at-heel nightclub singer, whose partner succumbs at an early stage to the epidemic of typhus sweeping the country, and the disgraced former doctor Georges, who has sunk to the lowest depths of a highly stratified colonial society. Never filmed and lost for some 60 years, the screenplay for Typhus was rediscovered and republished in 2007, becoming one of the French publishing successes of the year. Hardcover, 200 pp. $23.95.


A Serious ManA Serious Man

Joel & Ethan Coen
It is 1967 and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him since she has fallen in love with one of his more pompous colleagues. In addition to his domestic woes, inexplicable problems at work seem to be turning his life into some kind of cruel cosmic joke. Larry's search for some kind of equilibrium is conveyed with the kind of humour, imagination and verbal wit that have made the work of Joel and Ethan Coen so distinctive. Softcover, 126 pp. $22.00.


The Hurt Locker: The Shooting ScriptThe Hurt Locker: The Shooting Script

Mark Boal
One of the most critically acclaimed war films in recent memory, The Hurt Locker is a riveting, extraordinary tale of courage and survival on the Baghdad bomb squad, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, from a script by Marc Boal, who researched the material by travelling to the war in Iraq. Boal's screenplay follows the layered, complex relationship between three soldiers who are thrown together in the crucible of combat -- with only 38 days left in their tour. Softcover, 134 pp. $25.00.


An EducationAn Education

Nick Hornby
Set in the early 1960s, An Education tells the story of a sixteen-year-old English girl's encounter and relationship with a charming older man who is much more, and much less, than he says he is. Softcover, 163 pp. $17.50.

 

The Bad Lieutenant - Port of Call: New OrleansThe Bad Lieutenant - Port of Call: New Orleans
Werner Herzog
With an insightful and, sometimes, hilarious introduction by Werner Herzog and over 100 beautiful full colour photographs by Lena Herzog, this screenplay for The Bad Lieutenant - Port of Call: New Orleans is essential for fans of the iconic film maker. Hardcover, 190 pp. $42.00.


Away We GoAway We Go

Dave Eggers & Vendela Vida
Longtime couple Verona and Burt are expecting a baby, and the impending child's only living grandparents are moving to -- where else -- Belgium. So Burt and Verona head out on the road, across America, looking for the right place to call home. Along the way they encounter a succession of strange and hilarious friends and relatives, most of whom have no idea what they're doing. In the end -- with and despite the help of those they meet on their journey -- Burt and Verona come closer to an understanding of their own definition of home and family. Softcover, 199 pp. $16.50.


Milk: The Shooting ScriptMilk: The Shooting Script

Dustin Lance Black
This published edition of Dustin Lance Black's shooting script of the critically-acclaimed film includes: an introduction by Gus Van Sant, scene notes by the screenwriter, exclusive interviews, and colour photographs. Softcover, 130 pp. $24.95.


Slumdog Millionaire Slumdog Millionaire: The Shooting Script
Simon Beaufoy
This published edition of Simon Beaufoy's shooting script of the award-winning film includes, a foreward by the writer, an introduction by Danny Boyle, exclusive interviews, and colour photographs from the film. Softcover, 149 pp. $24.95.

The Reader David Hare's adaptation of Bernard Schlink's novel tells a haunting story of two people drawn to each other in post WW II Germany. Softcover, $17.50.The Reader
David Hare
David Hare's adaptation of Bernard Schlink's novel tells a haunting story of two people drawn to each other in post WW II Germany. Softcover, $17.50.


The WrestlerThe Wrestler
Robert Siegel
Beautifully presented in a hard cover edition with stunning screenshots throughout, here is Robert Siegel's heartbreaking screenplay for Darren Aronofsky's groundbreaking film, The Wrestler. This is the story of Randy "The Ram" Robinson, a once great wrestler now struggling with the woes of obscurity and loneliness. Hardcover, 192 pp. $40.00.


The Colour of Magic: The Illustrated ScreenplayThe Colour of Magic: The Illustrated Screenplay

Terry Pratchett
This lavishly illustrated volume contains the full final script for Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic, as well as production drawings, storyboards, blueprints and film grabs, and stills taken by leading movie photographer Bill Kaye. Hardcover, 256 pp. $39.95.


AtonementAtonement

Christopher Hampton
This Newmarket shooting script includes an introduction by screenplay adaptor Christopher Hampton, the complete screenplay, 15 colour photographs, notes on adaptation, casting, locations, and production process, complete cast and crew credits. Softcover, 118 pp. $21.00.


The Kite RunnerThe Kite Runner: A Portrait of the Marc Forster Film

David Benioff & Khaled Hosseini
Travel deep into the rural foothills of western China (near the border of Afghanistan) with renowned film director Marc Forster as he brings Khaled Hosseini's beloved novel The Kite Runner to the big screen. Here the complete screenplay is illustrated with 100 full-color photographs, drawings, and costume sketches. Hosseini contributes an original essay detailing the experience of seeing his novel come to life as reality collides with his imagination. Another essay examines the many challenges the filmmakers faced in creating a script, casting, finding locations, and shooting in one of the most remote places on earth. This beautifully designed book is sure to be treasured by millions of fans of The Kite Runner. Softcover, 160 pp. $21.95.


Michael ClaytonMichael Clayton

Tony Gilroy
This is the official screenplay book tie-in to the hit thriller Michael Clayton, starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, and Sydney Pollack--written and directed by Tony Gilroy. The book also includes a Q & A with writer/director Tony Gilroy and 39 colour photographs from the film. Softcover, 140 pp. $21.00.

Knocked UpKnocked Up
Judd Apatow
This book includes the complete shooting script, an introduction to the film by writer/director Judd Apatow, an article and artwork by Charlyne Yi, 30 colour photos, and a magazine article by Sarah Vance. Softcover, 153 pp. $21.00.


Dan in Real LifeDan in Real Life

Peter Hedges & Pierre Gardner
This Newmarket Shooting Script Book includes an introduction by Pierce Gardner, and exclusive Q&A with Peter Hedges, the complete shooting script, 37 colour photos, and the complete cast and crew credits. Softcover, 128 pp. $21.00.


Margot at the WeddingMargot at the Wedding
Noah Baumbach
Margot, a savagely bright, razor-tongued short-story writer who creates chaos wherever she goes, sets off on a surprise journey to the wedding of her estranged and free-spirited sister Pauline. Margot, with her all-too-rapidly maturing son Claude in tow, arrives with the gale force of a hurricane. From the minute she meets Pauline's fiance--the unemployed artist Malcolm--Margot starts to plant seeds of doubt about the union. Softcover, 126 pp. $21.00.


Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof"Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof"
Quentin Tarantino
Death Proof is the latest masterpiece by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Quentin Tarantino, starring Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, Zoe Bell, and Kurt Russell. With its action, dialogue and hardcore thrills, Death Proof recharges the exploitation film genre and drives it straight into the 21st century. Softcover, 129 pp. $17.50.

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