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Milk: A Pictorial History of Harvey Milk

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This official illustrated companion book features oral histories, archival photographs, behind-the-scenes stills, and the story of the new Focus Features film directed by Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, My Own Private Idaho), starring Academy Award winner Sean Penn (Mystic River, Dead Man Walking) as gay-rights icon Harvey Milk.

His life changed history. His courage changed lives. In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into major public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before his untimely death in 1978, a hero for all Americans.

Part I, "The History," covering Milk's life in New York pre-1973 through his death in San Francisco in 1978, features: * a brief history of Harvey Milk * 90 historical photos * and recollections from Milk's many activist friends in his Castro Street neighborhood, campaigns and eventual victory, Prop 6 protests, the Gay Freedom Day Parade, and Harvey Milk's enduring legacy.

Part II, "The Movie," details the making of the film, and includes: * commentary by screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who was on the set every day * movie stills, side-by-side with the historical photos they re-create * and behind-the-scene shots of the real historical characters who consulted on or appeared in the film.

Synopsis:

This official illustrated companion book features oral histories, archival photographs, behind-the-scenes stills, and the story of the new Focus Features film directed by Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, My Own Private Idaho), starring Academy Award winner Sean Penn (Mystic River, Dead Man Walking) as gay-rights icon Harvey Milk.

About the Author

Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black worked on the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated television series Big Love as a writer and producer for three seasons. He also wrote screenplays for Pedro, profiling the late AIDS activist and reality television star Pedro Zamora.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781557048288
Subtitle:
A Pictorial History of Harvey Milk
Publisher:
Newmarket Press
Introduction by:
Black, Dustin Lance
Introduction:
Black, Dustin Lance
Foreword by:
Maupin, Armistead
Foreword:
Maupin, Armistead
Editor:
Newmarket Press
Author:
Black, Dustin Lance
Author:
Maupin, Armistead
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Milk, Harvey
Subject:
Milk, Harvey - Friends and associates
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20090113
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.8 x 8 in 16 oz

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Reference
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Specific Film
Gay and Lesbian » Fiction and Poetry » General
Gay and Lesbian » History and Social Science » History and Biographies
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General

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Product details 144 pages Newmarket Press - English 9781557048288 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This official illustrated companion book features oral histories, archival photographs, behind-the-scenes stills, and the story of the new Focus Features film directed by Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, My Own Private Idaho), starring Academy Award winner Sean Penn (Mystic River, Dead Man Walking) as gay-rights icon Harvey Milk.
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