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War of the Worlds: The Shooting Script (Newmarket Shooting Script)

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Publisher Comments:

A contemporary retelling of H. G. Wells's seminal classic, this sci-fi adventure thriller reveals the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it.

Tom Cruise stars as Ray Ferrier, a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife (Miranda Otto) and her new husband drop off his teenage son, Robbie (Justin Chatwin), and young daughter, Rachel (Dakota Fanning), for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightening storm touches down.

Moments later, at an intersection near his house, Ray witnesses an extraordinary event that will change all their lives forever. A towering three-legged war machine emerges from deep beneath the earth and, before anyone can react, incinerates everything in sight. An ordinary day has suddently become the most extraordinary event of their lifetimes — the first strike in a catastrophic alien attack on Earth.

This official companion book includes the film's screenplay, a color photo section highlighting the acclaimed visual effects created by Spielberg and his team, and a Q&A with screenwriter David Koepp on adapting the classic book.

Review:

"Gritty, intense and supremely accomplished." Variety

Review:

"Steven Spielberg's summer blockbuster has knockout special effects, masterful cinematography, and terrifying and suspenseful sequences." USA Today

Synopsis:

The only official tie-in book to the global box-office hit directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise features the complete screenplay and a color photo section.

Synopsis:

The Newmarket Shooting Script® book includes the film's screenplay, an introduction by screenwriter DavidKoepp, a Q&A with Koepp on adapting the classic book, a color photo section highlighting the acclaimedvisual effects created by Spielberg and his team, and the cast and crew credits.

About the Author

David Koepp most recently served as writer-director of the films Secret Window, Stir of Echoes, The Trigger Effect, and Suspicious. He wrote or co-wrote the films Spider-Man, Panic Room, Snake Eyes, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Carlito's Way, Death Becomes Her, Bad Influence, and Apartment Zero.

Josh Friedman is also the author of the screenplay The Black Dahlia, based on the novel by James Ellroy, currently in production with director Brian De Palma. His screenplay Orphan's Dawn is in development at 20th Century Fox. A graduate of Brown University, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife and child.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781557047014
Subtitle:
The Shooting Script
Author:
Josh Friedman and David Koepp
Author:
Friedman, Josh
Author:
Koepp, David
Publisher:
Newmarket Press
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Newmarket Shooting Script
Publication Date:
November 28, 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
9.3 x 7 in 13.5 oz

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Product details 168 pages Newmarket Press - English 9781557047014 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Gritty, intense and supremely accomplished."
"Review" by , "Steven Spielberg's summer blockbuster has knockout special effects, masterful cinematography, and terrifying and suspenseful sequences."
"Synopsis" by , The only official tie-in book to the global box-office hit directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise features the complete screenplay and a color photo section.
"Synopsis" by , The Newmarket Shooting Script® book includes the film's screenplay, an introduction by screenwriter DavidKoepp, a Q&A with Koepp on adapting the classic book, a color photo section highlighting the acclaimedvisual effects created by Spielberg and his team, and the cast and crew credits.
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