Most popular Film scripts & screenplays books
The most popular Film scripts & screenplays books currently available. Updated weekly.
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.
Takes us on a journey to the heart of storytelling, revealing that there truly is a unifying shape to narrative forms - one that echoes the fairytale journey into the woods and, like any great art, comes from deep within.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DIALOGUE is the follow-up title to Robert McKee's hugely successful STORY.
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.
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".
(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.
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.
What did Basil Fawlty fail to avoid mentioning? Why did Sybil keep snagging her cardies? Where was Polly on the night of the Great Wedding Anniversary disaster? This book presents the scripts for the show's classic episodes.
This study provides the first book-length critical history of storyboarding, from the birth of cinema to the present day and beyond. It discusses the role of storyboarding in key films including Gone with the Wind , Psycho and The Empire Strikes Back , and is illustrated with a wide range of images.
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.
After months pass without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes pays for three signs challenging the authority of William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police.
This groundbreaking collection of thirteen original essays analyzes connections between film and two highly influential twentieth-century movements.
This collection uses "Seinfeld" episodes to introduce important concepts in philosophy. Some essays are devoted to single characters, while others explore philosophical issues raised by the show. The authors also examine ethical problems in everyday life, drawing upon examples from the show.
Examines how the Chinese Reform Era is contrusted and felt in the films of Jia Zhangke, using the concept of structures of feeling
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.
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.
Reveals & redefines the screenwriter's role in the art, business & history of Hollywood filmmaking
Based on Jane Hawking's best-selling memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen Hawking, Anthony McCarten's screen adaptation for the hit movie The Theory of of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, is one of the most talked about and award-worthy scripts of the film season.
"A step-by-step guide that takes the mystery out of rewriting and leads the writer through a series of focused passes which address the core fundamentals of screenwriting resulting in a polished, professional screenplay"--
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.
This is the text of the play by Phyllis Nagy, "The Talented Mr Ripley", written in the 1990s.
Tom Stoppard's screenplay of the film "Shakespeare in Love", strongly tipped to win an Oscar in 1999. It is 1593 and Will Shakespeare - rising young light of the Elizabethan stage - struggles with writer's block.
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".
The stage play of the blockbuster film: an uproariously entertaining Eighties-set play in Sheffield.
"Fourth edition published in 2013 by Routledge"--T.p. verso.
Adapted for the screen by the author from his celebrated memoir, this book tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who 'temporarily' parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.
This collection of screenplays includes "The Servant", "The Pumpkin Eater", "The Quiller Memorandum", "Accident", "The Go-Between", "The Last Tycoon", "Langrishe, Go Down", and "The Proust Screenplay."