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  • Hedwig and the Angry Inchby John Cameron Mitchell; Stephen Trask

    Overlook 2013; US$ 9.99

    On Valentine?s Day 1998, Hedwig and the Angry Inch opened off-Broadway to rave reviews, revitalizing the rock musical while engendering a die-hard cult following, and the phenomenon of Hedwig was born. In 2001, the mesmerizing film adaptation was released to equally glowing reviews. Brilliantly innovative and oddly endearing, Hedwig and the... more...

  • Into the Woodsby John Yorke

    Overlook 2014; US$ 14.99

    The idea of Into the Woods is not to supplant works by Aristotle, Lajos Egri, Robert McKee, David Mamet, or any other writers of guides for screenwriters and playwrights, but to pick up on their cues and take the reader on a historical, philosophical, scientific, and psychological journey to the heart of all storytelling. In this exciting and wholly... more...

  • Writing in Picturesby Joseph McBride

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 16.03

    Unlike most how-to books on screenwriting, Writing in Pictures is highly practical, offering a realistic guide to the screenwriting profession, as well as concrete practical guidance in the steps professional writers take to write a screenplay that comes from the heart instead of the pocketbook. The readeris taken through the nitty-gritty process... more...

  • Loss of Sexual Innocenceby Mike Figgis

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 10.19

    Mike Figgis's Loss of Sexual Innocence is a fascinating fusion of stories, dreams, images and music. The film is a meditation on the process of growing up, and the inevitable loss of innocence this entails. The central image is the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden; and as in all of Mike Figgis's work, the focus is upon the passionate... more...

  • How to Write for Televisionby William Smethurst

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; US$ 7.35

    Television is a growth industry with an insatiable hunger for writing talent. From soaps, series, dramas, plays, situation comedies - TV constantly needs new writers. This inspiring book is full of professional tips and techniques that producers, agents and script editors would give you themselves - if only they had the time. The book advises new writers... more...

  • Harlan Ellison's Movieby Harlan Ellison

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    Herein lies in written form Harlan Ellison?s Movie , the full-length feature film Ellison created when a producer at 20th Century-Fox said, ?If we gave you the money, and no interference, what sort of movie would you write?? Well, that producer is no longer at the studio; he left the entire venue of moviemaking after Harlan Ellison?s Movie was... more...

  • Writing and Selling Romantic Comedy Screenplaysby Craig Batty; Helen Jacey

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    What happens when ‘happy ever after? isn?t quite so simple? Today?s attitudes to love and romance are as varied and diverse as individuals, and audiences want and need more sophisticated, authentic films that show how we live and love now. So what does this mean for the screenwriter developing a romcom? And how do they write heart-warming stories... more...

  • Tales from the Scriptby Peter Hanson; Paul Robert Herman

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    ? Tales from the Script gathers notable veterans of the screen wars who demonstrate the basic truth of our adventures in Movieland: Writing is the easy part.? ? John Sayles, writer/director of Lone Star and Eight Men Out ?Fascinating tales from the belly of the beast.? ? Lawrence Kasdan, Oscar-nominated writer/director of The Big Chill, Wyatt... more...

  • Hollywood Jockby Rob Ryder

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    Rob Ryder made that pledge to his wife, and he was determined to stick to it. As technical consultant on blockbuster sports films, he had seen up close how the film business works and what kind of chaos can, and usually does, ensue. And now he was ready to take it on! Hollywood Jock is the suspenseful, dramatic, outrageous, and honest true story... more...

  • Essentials of Screenwritingby Richard Walter

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 13.99

    Hollywood's premier teacher of screenwriting shares the secrets of writing and selling successful screenplays Anyone fortunate enough to win a seat in Professor Richard Walter's legendary class at UCLA film school can be confident their career has just taken a quantum leap forward. His students have written more than ten projects for Steven Spielberg... more...