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Why We Write: Personal Statements and Photographic Portraits of 25 Top Screenwriters

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Publisher Comments:

The screenwriters in this collection offer personal essays — some intimate, some philosophical — about why they do what they do, what inspires them, and how they cope with the strange world of motion pictures. Each essay is visually brought to life by an accompanying photographic portrait of its writer. Why We Write offers a substantial, honest and thought-provoking view of screenwriting's creative process. Screenwriters include: Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (The People vs. Larry Flynt); Jeff Arch (Sleepless in Seattle); John Briley (Ghandhi); Pen Densham (Moll Flanders); Patrick S. Duncan (Mr. Holland's Opus); Trey Ellis (Tuskegee Airmen); Michael Ferris and John Brancato (The Game); Michael Grais (Poltergeist); James V. Hart (Contact); Velina Hasu Houston (Kokoro); Larry Konner and Mark Rosenthal (Star Trek V); Dale Launer (Ruthless People); Kasi Lemmons (Eve's Bayou); Angelo Pizzo (Hoosiers); Gary Ross (Dave); Tom Schulman (Dead Poets Society); Ed Solomon (Men in Black); Dana Stevens (City of Angels); Joan Tewkesbury (Nashville); Michael Tolkin (The Player); Randall Wallace (Braveheart); Daniel Waters (Batman Returns).

Book News Annotation:

Presents 25 photographs of and essays by 25 screenwriters. The writers talk about why they write, what inspires them, and how they cope with the motion picture industry's frustrations and pleasures. Some of the writers include Scott Alexander, James V. Hart, Dale Launer, Ed Solomon, Michael Tolkin, and Daniel Waters. No subject index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

Table of Contents

  1. Randall Wallace
  2. Lawrence Konner
  3. Scott Alexander
  4. Tom Schulman
  5. Gary Ross
  6. Michael Ferris
  7. Kasi Lemmons
  8. Pen Densham
  9. Daniel Waters
  10. Trey Ellis
  11. Michael Grais
  12. Jeff Arch
  13. Dana Stevens
  14. John Brancato
  15. John Briley
  16. Patrick S. Duncan
  17. James V. Hart
  18. Michael Tolkin
  19. Dale Launer
  20. Larry Karaszewski
  21. Velina Hasu Houston
  22. Angelo Pizzo
  23. Mark Rosenthal
  24. Ed Solomon
  25. Joan Tewkesbury.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781879505452
Editor:
Elbert, Lorain Tamara
Editor:
Elbert, Lorian T.
Editor:
Elbert, Lorain Tamara
Editor:
Elbert, Lorian T.
Author:
Elbert, Lorain Tamara
Publisher:
Silman-James Press
Location:
Los Angeles :
Subject:
Film - Screenwriting
Subject:
Motion picture authorship
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Portraits
Subject:
Screenwriters
Subject:
Screenwriters -- United States -- Portraits.
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Portraits
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Film & Video - Screenwriting
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
204
Dimensions:
8.08x9.09x.63 in. 1.41 lbs.

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