Synopses & Reviews
In the tradition of the Newmarket Moviebooks on Chicago
, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
the fascinating, full-color companion of the new film from the director of The English Patient
and The Talented Mr. Ripley
Coming from Miramax Films in December 2003, Cold Mountain stars Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Natalie Portman, Giovanni Ribisi and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Directed by Academy Award-winner Anthony Minghella, who also wrote the screenplay, Cold Mountain is based on Charles Frazier's best-selling Civil War novel of the same name and tells the story of Inman (Law), a wounded confederate soldier who is on a perilous journey home to his mountain community, hoping to reunite with his pre-war sweetheart, Ada (Kidman). In his absence, Ada struggles to survive, and revive her father's farm with the help of intrepid young drifter Ruby (Zellweger). The Newmarket Pictorial Moviebook is annotated with illustrations, movie stills, production design sketches keyed to the screenplay, costume designs, sidebars, and commentary from the cast and crew.
Coming from Miramax Films in December 2003, "Cold Mountain" stars Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Renee Zellweger, and is based on Charles Frazier's bestselling Civil War novel that tells the story of a wounded Confederate soldier who is on a perilous journey home to his mountain community.
About the Author
Anthony Minghella's first film as a writer/director Truly, Madly, Deeply
was a great success both in Britain and in the United States, winning several awards. The English Patient
, which he adapted for the screen and directed, has won more than 30 awards among them nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, two Golden Globe awards, and six BAFTAs. The Talented Mr. Ripley
, which Anthony adapted for the screen and directed, was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay, and for seven BAFTAs, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Charles Frazier grew up in the mountains of North Carolina. He now lives in Raleigh with his wife and daughter, where they raise horses. Cold Mountain is his first novel.
Dan Auiler is the author of Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic, Hitchcock's Notebooks, and Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot.