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Michael Clayton: The Shooting Script (Newmarket Shooting Scripts)

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Publisher Comments:

The official screenplay book tie-in to the hit thriller from Warner Bros., starring Academy Award(R) winner George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, and Sydney Pollack, and written and directed by Tony Gilroy (The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy).

Michael Clayton (George Clooney) is an in-house fixer at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. A former criminal prosecutor, Clayton takes care of Kenner, Bach & Ledeen's dirtiest work at the behest of the firm's co-founder Marty Bach (Sydney Pollack). Though burned out and hardly content with his job, his divorce, a failed business venture, and mounting debt have left Clayton inextricably tied to the firm. At the agrichemical company U/North, meanwhile, the career of in-house counsel Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton) rests on the multimillion-dollar settlement of a class action suit that Clayton's firm is leading to a seemingly successful conclusion. But when Kenner Bach's brilliant and guilt-ridden attorney Arthur Edens (Tom Wilkinson) sabotages the U/North case, Clayton faces the biggest challenge of his career and his life.

The Newmarket Shooting Script(R) book includes the complete script, an exclusive foreword by William Goldman, a Q&A with writer/director Tony Gilroy, a color photo section, and the complete cast and crew credits.

Review:

"When critics complain about the dumbing down of movies into franchise popcorn, what we're really doing is yearning for a terrifically engrossing, tethered-to-the-real-world drama like Michael Clayton. It's better than good: it's such a crackling and mature and accomplished movie that it just about restores your faith." Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"This is unequivocally a thriller for adults. A deftly written, tautly suspenseful and intellectually demanding morality tale, it stays a step ahead of the audience and features multidimensional characters played by actors at the top of their games." Claudia Puig, USA Today

Review:

"After what must seem like a lifetime of writing screenplays for other people to direct, Tony Gilroy has come out from behind the curtain. With the George Clooney-starring Michael Clayton, he's not only saved his best script for himself, he's also turned out a smart and suspenseful legal thriller that comes completely alive on-screen." Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

About the Author

Tony Gilroy makes his directorial debut with Michael Clayton. He is the acclaimed screenwriter of The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, Dolores Claiborne, The Devil's Advocate, and Armageddon, among other films.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781557047953
Author:
Gilroy, Tony
Publisher:
Newmarket Press
Foreword by:
Goldman, William
Foreword:
Goldman, William
Author:
Goldman, William
Subject:
Screenplays
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Screenplays and Teleplays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Newmarket Shooting Script
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » General
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Reference
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Screenplays and Teleplays

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Product details 160 pages Newmarket Press - English 9781557047953 Reviews:
"Review" by , "When critics complain about the dumbing down of movies into franchise popcorn, what we're really doing is yearning for a terrifically engrossing, tethered-to-the-real-world drama like Michael Clayton. It's better than good: it's such a crackling and mature and accomplished movie that it just about restores your faith."
"Review" by , "This is unequivocally a thriller for adults. A deftly written, tautly suspenseful and intellectually demanding morality tale, it stays a step ahead of the audience and features multidimensional characters played by actors at the top of their games."
"Review" by , "After what must seem like a lifetime of writing screenplays for other people to direct, Tony Gilroy has come out from behind the curtain. With the George Clooney-starring Michael Clayton, he's not only saved his best script for himself, he's also turned out a smart and suspenseful legal thriller that comes completely alive on-screen."
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