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His life changed history. His courage changedlives. In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to theSan Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming thefirst openly gay man to be voted into major publicoffice in America. His victory was not just avictory for gay rights; he forged coalitions acrossthe political spectrum. From senior citizens tounion workers, Harvey Milk changed the verynature of what it means to be a fighter for humanrights and became, before his untimely death in1978, a hero for all Americans.
Academy Award® winner Sean Penn stars asHarvey Milk, with Emile Hirsch as Cleve Jones,Josh Brolin as Dan White, Diego Luna as JackLira, and James Franco as Scott Smith, under thedirection of Academy Award® nominee Gus VanSant, filmed on location in San Francisco, from anoriginal screenplay by Dustin Lance Black.
This Newmarket Shooting Script® Book includes:
- Exclusive introduction by director Gus Van Sant
- Complete Shooting Script
- Scene Notes by Dustin Lance Black
- An exclusive conversation with Black, Van Sant, and Cleve Jones, one of the original political activists with Harvey Milk
- Color photo section
- Complete cast and crew credits
Also read Milk: A Pictorial History featuring oralhistories, archival photographs, and the story ofthe making of the film.
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.
Official screenplay book for 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.
Oscar®-nominated director Gus Van Sant iswell known for such movies as Drugstore Cowboy, MyOwn Private Idaho, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, To DieFor, Good Will Hunting, and Finding Forrester.