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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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Peter Hanson
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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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Documentary

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Not Rated
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Country:

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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Michael Wolk: Your job being on the receiving end of a 'good idea' in a development meeting, is to handle this turd as if it was a piece of gold.
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References The Last Boy Scout (1991) See more »

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Excellent behind the scenes movie
25 July 2010 | by veggiegirl42See all my reviews

After reading the book, Tales from the Script by Paul Herman and Peter Hanson, I watched the movie. It was very interesting and engaging. I particularly enjoyed the way they edited the interviews together to develop an overall understanding of screen writing and the film making process. Hearing the screenwriters discuss their journeys from page to screen was enlightening. I think Peter Hanson and Paul Herman did a great job of getting a diversity of screenwriters and putting together thoughtful interviews. Seeing the people who have written some of my favorite movies was interesting, and I ended up learning about some great movies I've never seen through reading the book and seeing the film. I would definitely recommend this movie and book to anyone who is interested in screen writing or just a general film geek.


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