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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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Fleabag: The Scriptures
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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State of the Union: A Marriage in Ten Parts
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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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Into The Woods: How Stories Work and Why We Tell Them
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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Inception: The Shooting Script
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Dialogue
DIALOGUE is the follow-up title to Robert McKee's hugely successful STORY.
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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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Our Town
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Dramatic Story Structure: A Primer for Screenwriters
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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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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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Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
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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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21st-Century Screenplay: A comprehensive guide to writing tomorrow's films
A truly comprehensive overview of the craft of writing for contemporary film and video, by a multi-award winning screenwriter.
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Hiroshima mon amour
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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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Storyboarding: A Critical History
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.
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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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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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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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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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Nora Ephron: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations
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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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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
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.
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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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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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Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing
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.
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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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To Provide All People: A Poem in the Voice of the NHS
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Theory of Everything: The Screenplay
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.
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Tim Palen: Photographs from the Hunger Games
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Multilingual Films in Translation: A Sociolinguistic and Intercultural Study of Diasporic Films
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Labyrinth: One classic film, fifty-five sonnets
Labyrinth: One classic film, fifty-five sonnets retells the cult classic film in the form of Shakespearean sonnets.
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Annihilation
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Scriptwriting for Web Series: Writing for the Digital Age
Second edition of the author's Screenwriting 2.0.
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Digital Storytelling: Capturing Lives, Creating Community
"Fourth edition published in 2013 by Routledge"--T.p. verso.
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