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Most popular Film scripts & screenplays books

The most popular Film scripts & screenplays books currently available. Updated weekly.
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First Man - The Annotated Screenplay
On the heels of their six-time Academy Award (R)-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar (R)-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures' First Man, the riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969.
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Monty Python's the Meaning of Life
October 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first broadcast of Monty Python's Flying Circus on BBC Television. This book contains the full script with pictures of the last Monty Python film.
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To Provide All People: A Poem in the Voice of the NHS
This is a world of transformative pains, triumphs, losses and celebrations and joins us all in our universal experiences of health and sickness, birth and death, regardless of race, gender or wealth. Informed by over seventy hours of interviews, the work is punctuated with the historical narrative of the birth of the NHS Act.
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State of the Union: A Marriage in Ten Parts
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On Golden Pond
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Ballad of Buster Scruggs
These six stories escort them with a care that either respects, or mocks, the dignity of all. The film stars Tom Waits, James Franco, Liam Neeson, Tim Bake Nelson and Zoe Kazan and is shot with the harsh grandeur of the classic John Ford westerns.
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Dialogue
DIALOGUE is the follow-up title to Robert McKee's hugely successful STORY.
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Interstellar: The Complete Screenplay With Selected Storyboards
n Interstellar a group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. The screenplay of Interstellar is written by Christopher Nolan and his frequent collaborator, Jonathan Nolan.
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Fleabag: The Scriptures: The Sunday Times Bestseller
Fleabag: The Scriptures includes new writing from Phoebe Waller-Bridge alongside the filming scripts and the never-before-seen stage directions from the award-winning series.
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Smoke & Blue in the Face
Two stories which have been made into films. In "Smoke" a novelist, suffering from writer's block and the violent death of his wife, is inspired by a young black boy to write again. The action of "Blue in the Face" partly takes place in the cigar shop which was the focal point of "Smoke".
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Lives of Others: A Screenplay
The first English publication of the screenplay for the Academy Award-Winning Film by Florian Henkel von Donnersmarck. With a foreword by John le Carre, and further material including essays and an interview with Ulrich Muhe.
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I Feel Bad About My Neck: Dolly Alderton introduction
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Star Wars Archives. 1977-1983
Star Wars exploded onto our cinema screens in 1977, and the world has not been the same since. In this XXL-sized tome, George Lucas guides us through the original trilogy like never before, recounting the inspirations, experiences, and stories that created a modern monomyth. Complete with script pages, concept art, storyboards, on-set...
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Screenplay
The Monty Python team's first feature film is a mock-heroic tale set in Medieval Britain with lots of silly things going on. King Arthur, Launcelot, Galahad, Robin and the rest all appear in this screenplay edition, which contains just the script, supplemented by stills from the film.
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Our Town
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Collected Screenplays
Only 23-years-old when he directed his extraordinary debut feature Gummo, Harmony Korine has since continued to serve notice that he is the riskiest, most radical young talent in independent US film.
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Dramatic Story Structure: A Primer for Screenwriters
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Accidental Billionaires: Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook
Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg - an awkward maths prodigy and a painfully shy computer genius - were never going to fit in at elite, polished Harvard.
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Inception: The Shooting Script
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Screenwriter's Roadmap: 21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Story
Shows you how to complete a screenplay that's full of surprises, emotionally resonant, and ready for the marketplace. The author provides 21 questions for you to ask yourself as you write, to help you nail down your screenplay's story structure, deepen its character arcs, and diagnose and repair its potential weaknesses.
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Full Monty
The stage play of the blockbuster film: an uproariously entertaining Eighties-set play in Sheffield.
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Blackadder: The Whole Damn Dynasty
Many years ago, Edmund Blackadder made his first appearance on our screens. Comedy has never been the same since. This edition features the complete scripts of Blackadder's adventures and, mostly, misadventures. It includes: "Blackadder", "Blackadder II", "Blackadder the Third" and "Blackadder Goes Forth".
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Hiroshima mon amour
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Dictionary of Film Terms: The Aesthetic Companion to Film Art - Fifth Edition
Now in its fifth edition, Frank Beaver's Dictionary of Film Terms has become an indispensable reference tool for the study of films and filmmaking. The updated and expanded edition includes new definitions ranging from "bullet-time" optical effects, to the coming-of-age narrative, and LED lighting technology in science fiction films. More than 200 film title references have been added.
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Exorcist
Medical science is baffled by Regan's plight and, in her increasing despair, Chris turns to troubled priest and psychiatrist Damien Karras, who immediately recognises something profoundly malevolent in Regan's distorted fetures and speech.
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Screen Production Research: Creative Practice as a Mode of Enquiry
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.
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Reservoir Dogs
One of a hand-picked selection of some of the most popular and cult-worthy titles on Faber and Faber's extensive list of film scripts.
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Screenwriting: Behind the Silver Screen: A Modern History of Filmmaking
Reveals & redefines the screenwriter's role in the art, business & history of Hollywood filmmaking
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Moving Figures: Class and Feeling in the Films of Jia Zhangke
Examines how the Chinese Reform Era is contrusted and felt in the films of Jia Zhangke, using the concept of structures of feeling
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Classical Storytelling and Contemporary Screenwriting: Aristotle and the Modern Scriptwriter
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Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made
For many years, it was rumored that Kubrick had planned to follow up 2001: A Space Odyssey with a film about Napoleon. In 2009, TASCHEN put the rumors to rest with an exhaustive examination of Kubrick's Napoleon archives in the form of a limited edition featuring ten books-Script, Reference, Notes, Correspondence, Chronology, Production, Text,...
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Banker for All Seasons: Bank of Crooks and Cheats Inc.
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Dada and Surrealist Film
This groundbreaking collection of thirteen original essays analyzes connections between film and two highly influential twentieth-century movements.
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Monty Python's Life of Brian, The (of Nazareth): Screenplay
When "The Life of Brian" was first released in 1979 it was hailed by most as Monty Python's finest parody and denounced by a few as the most blasphemous film of all time. But, with its unforgettable songs and its infinitely quotable script it has gone on to become an enduring cult classic.
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All That Fall and Other Plays for Radio and Screen
(Pause.) That sound you hear is the sea. (Pause.) I mention it because the sound is so strange, so unlike the sound of the sea, that if you didn't see what it was you wouldn't know what it was.
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Dark Knight Trilogy
Starring Christopher Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy and Morgan Freeman, the trilogy commenced with Batman Begins, which traced the origins of how Bruce Wayne took on the role of the masked crusader to fight the forces of evil.
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Multilingual Films in Translation: A Sociolinguistic and Intercultural Study of Diasporic Films
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Prestige
Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman play rival magicians in turn-of-the-century London who battle each other for trade secrets, a rivalry so intense that it turns them into murderers.
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Isle of Dogs
Wes Anderson startled audiences with his stop-motion animated film of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox. He now displays his unique wit and playful visual sense in an action-filled saga of Samurai dogs.
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Route Irish
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Talented Mr Ripley": Play
This is the text of the play by Phyllis Nagy, "The Talented Mr Ripley", written in the 1990s.
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Annie Hall
It won Academy Awards for Best Director, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture of 1977.
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Double Indemnity: The Complete Screenplay
Adapted from the James M Cain novel by director Wilder and novelist Raymond Chandler, this title tells the story of an insurance salesman, played by Fred MacMurray, who is lured into a murder-for-insurance plot by Barbara Stanwyck, in an archetypal femme fatale role.
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Apartment
Billy Wilder won two Oscars - as co-screenwriter and director - for this mordant comedy about getting ahead in the corporate world. Jack Lemmon played the 'schnook' who lends out his apartment for his boss's sexual trysts, only to fall in love with the boss's girl - played by Shirey MacLaine.
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"Citizen Kane" Book
A companion to "Citizen Kane" - the film that was designed to shock - this text opens with an essay evaluating the making of the film. The original screenplay follows, illustrated with 40 stills and frame enlargements, together with notes on the difference between the script and the film.
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Pulp Fiction
Nominated for seven Oscars and winner of the BAFTA award, this triplet of masterfully interwoven crime stories is witty, gritty and shamelessly violent, displaying Tarantino's visceral approach to character and plot.
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My Beautiful Laundrette
His uncle, a keen Thatcherite, offers Omar an entrepreneurial opportunity to revamp a dingy laundrette, and ambitious Omar rolls up his sleeves, enlisting the assistance of his old school-friend Johnny, who has since fallen in with a gang of neo-fascists.
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Notes on a Scandal
Follows pottery teacher Cate Blanchett as she enters into an affair with one of her students, causing upheaval in both her personal and professional life.
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"Joe's Palace" and "Capturing Mary": Two Major New Screenplays for the BBC
Two major new screenplays by the inimitable, award-winning Stephen Poliakoff made for the BBC and HBO Films and due to be broadcast in autumn 2007 . A stellar cast led by Michael Gambon and Dame Maggie Smith feature in these exquisite, major new films that are linked by a grand house and memories of the past.
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In Bruges
After a shooting in London goes hideously wrong, two hitmen, Ray and Ken, are sent to hide out in the strange, Gothic, medieval town of Bruges, Belgium, by their volatile and dangerous boss, Harry Waters. While awaiting instructions from him as to what to do next, the pair attempt to deal with their feelings over the botched killing.