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Silver City and Other Screenplaysby John Sayles
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Filmmaker legend John Sayles has been called the "conscience of the independent film world" and the screenwriter's screenwriter. Silver City and Other Screenplays is a collection of his greatest work, including Sunshine State, the Oscar-nominated Passion Fish, and his new film for the election year, Silver City.
Set in Colorado, the core of America's "New West," during the state's gubernatorial race, Silver City is a spirited lampoon and a timely, toxic warning about the present state of American democracy. The grammatically challenged, born-again candidate for governor is the scion of a formidable right-wing political dynasty. He is fumbling his way toward elected office when an unexplained corpse emerges to threaten his campaign, the family empire and the special interest groups who pull his strings.
John Sayles — winner of the John Steinbeck Award and others — has been called the "conscience of the independent film world" and the screenwriter?s screenwriter. Silver City and Other Screenplays is a collection of Sayles's greatest work, something that will delight his legion of fans and also aspiring screenwriters and film students who will regard the book as a master class in the art of screenwriting. Silver City and Other Screenplays includes Sayles's most celebrated work and his latest film, Silver City, a spirited lampoon and a timely, toxic warning about the present state of American democracy.
With an Introduction that describes the making of his films, this book is a collection of filmmaker John Sayles' acclaimed work.
About the Author
John Sayles is the writer and director of acclaimed independent films, including Return of the Secaucus Seven; Baby, It's You; The Brother from Another Planet; Matewan; and Passion Fish. Twice nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Sayles has also written novels, and a new collection of his short stories, Dillinger in Hollywood, is forthcoming from Nation Books. He lives in New York State.
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