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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.
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.
At what point does it become acceptable to portray such a painful time on the screen? According to writer/director Paul Greengrass - informed with interviews from more than 100 family members and friends of the fallen passengers and crew - the right time is when the families say yes, which they all did. The treatment appears in this scriptbook. Softcover, 165 pp. $24.95.
The Whale Rider
Softcover, 152 pp. $11.95.
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.
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