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Tales from the Script (2009)

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Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon"), John Carpenter ("Halloween"), Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption"), William Goldman ("The Princess Bride"), Paul Schrader ("Taxi Driver"), and dozens of other Hollywood screenwriters share hilarious anecdotes and penetrating insights in "Tales from the Script," the most comprehensive documentary ever made about screenwriting. By analyzing their triumphs and recalling their failures, the participants explain how successful writers develop the skills necessary for toughing out careers in one of the world's most competitive industries. They also reveal the untold stories behind some of the greatest screenplays ever written, describing their adventures with luminaries including Harrison Ford, Stanley Kubrick, Joel Silver, Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg. The film was produced in tandem with the upcoming HarperCollins book of the same name. Written by Anonymous

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Hollywood screenwriters finally get the last word.

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10 January 2009 (USA)  »

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$1,938 (USA) (5 March 2010)

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$6,764 (USA) (19 March 2010)
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Adam Rifkin: If you're a purist, and you don't want your words touched; you should either be a playwright or an author.
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I've been interested in screen writing for some time now. I've written a few short scripts and taking a screen writing class, and this film is sort of a combination of all the things you've always heard but non-stop in pace. This means that while none of this is all that new, it hits you full-motion and it kinda puts everything into a larger perspective. This is a tough business after all! It's fun seeing screenwriters of films you've seen talk about their experiences (especially Frank Darabont on the ending to The Mist, and John Carpenter). In a way, it's downbeat but also optimistic by the end. This is definitely recommended for pretty much anyone interested in screen writing


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