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Tales from the Script (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 10 January 2009 (USA)
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War stories and life lessons from the industry's top writers.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Allison Anders Allison Anders ... Herself
Jane Anderson ... Herself
Doug Atchison ... Himself
John August ... Himself
Shane Black ... Himself
John Brancato John Brancato ... Himself (as John D. Brancato)
John Carpenter ... Himself
Larry Cohen ... Himself
Frank Darabont ... Himself
Steven E. de Souza ... Himself
Gerald Di Pego ... Himself
Mark Fergus ... Himself
Antwone Fisher ... Himself
Naomi Foner ... Herself
Joe Forte Joe Forte ... Himself
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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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Not Rated
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pass! Screenwriters on Surviving Hollywood Rejection See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,938, 5 March 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,764, 21 March 2010
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Paul Schrader: [Discussing his work on "Taxi Driver" with director Martin Scorcese] The reason Marty and I clicked was that, in essence, we were sort of the same guy. We were sort of the short, asthmatic film buff with a lot of guilt and anger... only he was Italian and urban and Catholic, and I was Dutch, rural and Calvinist.
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21 October 2013 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

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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