American screenwriters / [introduction and commentary by] Karl Schanzer & Thomas Lee Wright
New York: Avon Books, c1993.
Call No: 802.24(73) SCH Author: Wright, Thomas Lee, 1953; Schanzer, Karl Place: New York Publisher: Avon Books PubDate: c1993 PhysDes: xii, 274 p. ; 22 cm Subject: SCRIPTWRITERS. USA; PRODUCTION DEALS; VALDEZ, LUIS; BLACK, SHANE; CAMERON, JAMES; PRICE, RICHARD; RUBIN, BRUCE JOEL; KHOURI, CALLIE; ROBINSON, PHIL ALDEN; SINGLETON, JOHN; DIXON, LESLIE; THOMPSON, CAROLINE; KAZAN, NICHOLAS; ESZTERHAS, JOE; RASCOE, JUDITH; GANZ, LOWELL; MANDEL, BABALOO; RICKMAN, THOMAS; BASS, RON ISBN: 0380767279 : $12.00 ($14.00 Can.) LON: 9905548 9905548 More info
Backstory 4 : interviews with screenwriters of the 1970s and 1980s / edited and with an introduction by Patrick McGilligan
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.
Call No: 802.24(73) BAC Author: McGilligan, Patrick Source: US Place: Berkeley Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: x, 423 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: SCRIPTWRITERS; SCRIPTWRITERS. USA; BENTON, ROBERT; COHEN, LARRY; EDWARDS, BLAKE; HILL, WALTER; JHABVALA, RUTH PRAWER; KASDAN, LAWRENCE; LEONARD, ELMORE; MAZURSKY, PAUL; MEYERS, NANCY; MILIUS, JOHN; RAPHAEL, FREDERIC; WESTLAKE, DONALD; SARGENT, ALVIN Summary: "Continuing Patrick McGuilligan's highly acclaimed series on Hollywood screenwriters, these engrossing, informative, provocative interviews give wonderfull detailed and personal stories from veteran writers of the seventies and eighties focusing on their craft, their lives, and their profession. Backstory 4 is a riveting insider's look at how movies get made; a rich perspective on many of the great films, directors, and actors of the seventies and eighties; and an articulate, forthright commentary on the art and business of screenwriting."-- Back cover Notes: Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-396) and index ISBN: 9780520245181; 0520245180 (pbk. : alk. paper) Contents: -- acknowlegments -- introduction -- Robert Benton : the new traditionalist / interview by Christian Keathley -- Larry Cohen : manic energy / interview by Patrick McGilligan -- Blake Edwards : jumping around / interview by Bill Krohn --
Walter Hill : last man standing / interview by Patrick McGilligan -- Ruth Prawer Jhabvala : out of India / interview by Vincent LoBrutto -- Lawrence Kasdan : a humanist in Hollywood / interview by Graham Fuller -- Elmore Leonard : the hot kid / interview by Patrick McGilligan -- Paul Mazursky : a map of the heart / interview by Nat Segaloff -- Nancy Meyers : late bloomer / interview by Fred Topel -- John Milius : the good fights / interview by Nat Segaloff -- Frederic Raphael : renaissance man / interview by John Baxter -- Alvin Sargent : pursuit and destination / interview by Patrick McGilligan -- Donald E. Westlake : the worst that could happen / interview by Patrick McGilligan -- bibliographic notes -- about the contributors -- general index -- index of films, plays, and books -- More info
Backstory 5 : interviews with screenwriters of the 1990s / edited and with an introduction by Patrick McGilligan
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010.
Call No: 802.24(73) BAC Author: McGilligan, Patrick Source: US Place: Berkeley Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: 2010 PhysDes: viii, 252 p. ; 23 cm Subject: SCRIPTWRITERS; SCRIPTWRITERS. USA; BROOKS, ALBERT; CARRIERE, JEAN-CLAUDE; EPHRON, NORA; HARWOOD, RONALD; HUGHES, JOHN (US); KOEPP, DAVID; LAGRAVENESE, RICHARD; LEVINSON, BARRY; ROTH, ERIC; SAYLES, JOHN; STOPPARD, TOM; TURNER, BARBARA; WURLITZER, RUDY Summary: "The thirteen featured writers are not confined to the 1990s, but their engrossing, detailed, and richly personal stories create, in McGilligan's words, a 'snapshot of a profession in motion.' Emphasizing the craft of writing and the process of collaboration, this new volume looks at how Hollywood is changing to meet new economic and creative challenges." -- Back cover Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexes ISBN: 9780520260399 Contents: -- acknowledgements -- introduction -- Albert Brooks: me generation everyman / Interview by Gavin Smith -- Jean-Claude Carrie`re: breaking the rules / interview by Mikael Colville-Andersen -- Nora Ephron: feminist with a funny bone / interview by Patrick McGilligan -- Ronald Harwood: imagination / interview by Patrick McGilligan -- John Hughes: straight outta Shermer / interview by William Ham -- David Koepp: sincerity / interview by Patrick McGilligan -- Richard LaGravenese: a writer under the influence / interview by Tom Matthews -- Barry Levinson: the journey / interview by Patrick McGilligan -- Eric Roth: pride of authorship / interview by Patrick McGilligan -- John Sayles: the nonconformist / interview by Nick Dawson -- Tom Stoppard: adventures in movies / interview by Vincent Lobrutto -- Barbara Turner: free spirit / interview by Patrick McGilligan -- Rudy Wurlitzer: questing / interview by Lee Hill -- abiut the contributors -- general index -- index of films, plays, books -- More info
George Lucas : the making of his movies / Chris Salewicz
London: Orion, 1998.
Call No: 81LUC SAL Author: Salewicz, Chris Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Orion PubDate: 1998 PhysDes: 143 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm Subject: DIRECTORS. USA; LUCASFILM; SCRIPTWRITERS. USA; WARNER BROS.; COPPOLA, FRANCIS FORD; KURTZ, GARY; LUCAS, GEORGE; AMERICAN GRAFFITI (US, George Lucas, 1973); EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, THE (US, Irvin Kershner, 1980); INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (US, Steven Spielberg, 1984); KAGEMUSHA (JA, Akira Kurosawa, 1980); RETURN OF THE JEDI (US, Richard Marquand, 1983); STAR WARS (US, George Lucas, 1977); THX 1138 4EB (US, George Lucas, 1967) Notes: Bibliography: p.-141 ISBN: 0752813188 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info
Hollywood now / William Fadiman; foreword by Irving Wallace
New York: Liveright, 1972.
Kiss Hollywood goodbye / Anita Loos
Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1979, c1974.
Call No: 81LOO LOO Author: Loos, Anita Source: UK Place: Harmondsworth Publisher: Penguin Books PubDate: 1979, c1974 PhysDes: 217 p. ; 18 cm Subject: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; SCRIPTWRITERS. USA; HOLLYWOOD; LOOS, ANITA Summary: An autobiographical account of Anita Loos' career in scriptwriting and her recollections of Hollywood from the 1920's onwards. Notes: Filmography: p. 205-216 ISBN: 014004602X More info
Naked Hollywood : money, power, and the movies / Nicolas Kent
London: BBC Books, 1991.
On screen writing / Edward Dmytryck
Boston: Focal Press, 1985.
Call No: 224.816(73) DMY Author: Dmytryck, Edward Source: US Place: Boston Publisher: Focal Press PubDate: 1985 PhysDes: 180 p. ; 20 cm Subject: SCRIPTWRITING; SCRIPTWRITERS. USA Summary: "This book provides practices, and problems of screen writing, adaptation, a subject often overlooked in scriptwriting books" -- Taken from back cover of the book Notes: "Filmography of Edward Dmytryk": p. 179-180 ISBN: 0240517539 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info
Report: AFC script editing fellowship / Amanda Higgs
[Australia]: [s.n.], May 1996.
Rewriting indie cinema : improvisation, psychodrama, and the screenplay / J.J Murphy
New York: Columbia University Press, 2019.
Call No: 224(73) MUR Author: Murphy, Murphy Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Columbia University Press PubDate: 2019 PhysDes: xi, 337 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. Subject: SCRIPTS; SCRIPTWRITERS. USA; CASSAVETES, JOHN; LODEN, BARBARA; GREAVES, WILLIAM; VAN SANT, GUS; SWANBERG, JOE; MEKAS, JONAS; WARHOL, ANDY; CLARKE, SHIRLEY; MAILER, NORMAN; FERRARA, ABEL; KEITEL, HARVEY; VAN SANT, GUS; SWANBERG, JOE Summary: "Most films rely on a script developed in pre-production. Yet beginning in the 1950s and continuing through the recent mumblecore movement, key independent filmmakers have broken with the traditional screenplay. Instead, they have turned to new approaches to scripting that allow for more complex characterization and shift the emphasis from the page to performance.In Rewriting Indie Cinema, J. J. Murphy explores these alternative forms of scripting and how they have shaped American film from the 1950s to the present. He traces a strain of indie cinema that used improvisation and psychodrama, a therapeutic form of improvised acting based on a performer’s own life experiences. Murphy begins in the 1950s and 1960s with John Cassavetes, Shirley Clarke, Barbara Loden, Andy Warhol, Norman Mailer, William Greaves, and other independent directors who sought to create a new type of narrative cinema. In the twenty-first century, filmmakers such as Gus Van Sant, the Safdie brothers, Joe Swanberg, and Sean Baker developed similar strategies, sometimes benefitting from the freedom of digital technology. In reading key films and analyzing their techniques, Rewriting Indie Cinema demonstrates how divergence from the script has blurred the divide between fiction and nonfiction. Showing the ways in which filmmakers have striven to capture the subtleties of everyday behavior, Murphy provides a new history of American indie filmmaking and how it challenges Hollywood industrial practice." -- Taken from Trove Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 9780231191975 Donation: Senses of Cinema Contents: Introduction. Across the spectrum: from improvisation to psychodrama -- And I hate actors: the new American cinema -- Let's not phony it up anymore: the films of John Cassavetes -- Place-based realism: Mackenzie, Loden, and Burnett -- Experiments in psychodrama: Mekas, Warhol, Clarke, and Mailer -- Human life isn't necessarily well-written: the films of William Greaves: symbiopsychotaxiplasm: take one and take 2 1/ 2 -- Beyond the method: Abel Ferrara and Harvey Keitel -- Tied to a machine: the films of Gus Van Sant -- Like how you talk: the films of Joe Swanberg -- Improvisation and place: Putty Hill, Stand clear of the closing doors, and the films of Sean Baker -- Rediscovering psychodrama: Frownland, Heaven knows what, and Stinking heaven -- The line between reality and staging: Actor Martinez, Actress, and The witness -- Conclusion: blending fiction and documentary More info
Talking pictures : screenwriters in the American cinema / Richard Corliss ; pref. by Andrew Sarris
New York: Penguin Books, 1975, c1974.
Call No: 802.24(73) COR Author: Corliss, Richard Place: New York Publisher: Penguin Books PubDate: 1975, c1974 PhysDes: xxviii, 398 p. ; 20 cm Subject: SCRIPTWRITERS. USA; STURGES, PRESTON; TASHLIN, FRANK; AXELROD, GEORGE; KOCH, HOWARD; WILDER, BILLY; COMDEN, BETTY; GREEN, ADOLPH; GORDON, RUTH; MANKIEWICZ, JOSEPH L.; ROBINSON, CASEY; DAVES, DELMER; LARDNER, RING, Jr.; BENTON, ROBERT; SOUTHERN, TERRY; SEGAL, ERICH; HENRY, BUCK; FEIFFER, JULES; NEWMAN, DAVID; TRUMBO, DALTON; FURTHMAN, JULES; BUCHMAN, SIDNEY; RYSKIND, MORRIE; MAYER, EDWIN JUSTUS; LEDERER, CHARLES; BRACKETT, CHARLES; NUGENT, FRANK S.; JOHNSON, NUNNALLY; LEHMAN, ERNEST; KANIN, GARSON; RISKIN, ROBERT; NICHOLS, DUDLEY; MANKIEWICZ, HERMAN J.; KRASNA, NORMAN; STONE, PETER; CHASE, BORDEN; POLONSKY, ABRAHAM; RAPHAELSON, SAMSON; HECHT, BEN ISBN: 0140040897 : $4.95 ($5.50 Can) LON: 279480 More info
Who killed Hollywood? : - and put the tarnish on tinseltown / Peter Bart
Los Angeles, CA: Renaissance Books, c1999.
Call No: 210.31(73) BAR Author: Bart, Peter Edition: 1st ed Source: US Place: Los Angeles, CA Publisher: Renaissance Books PubDate: c1999 PhysDes: 399 p. ; 24 cm Subject: HOLLYWOOD; INDUSTRY, FILM. USA; DIRECTORS. USA; PRODUCERS. USA; SCRIPTWRITERS. USA; ACTORS; BASS, RON; BEATTY, WARREN; COPPOLA, FRANCIS FORD; COSTNER, KEVIN; EISNER, MICHAEL; Gibson, Mel; GODFATHER [...], THE (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1972-); KATZENBERG, JEFFREY; NICHOLS, MIKE; NICHOLSON, JACK; OVITZ, MIKE; POLANSKI, ROMAN; REDFORD, ROBERT; RIFKIN, ARNOLD; SCHWARZENEGGER, ARNOLD; SPIELBERG, STEVEN; STALLONE, SYLVESTER; WILDER, BILLY Summary: "Who killed hollywood? is a passionate love/hate letter to the film industry. In it, Peter Bart pulls together his best columns from Variety and GQ. He groups them, juxtaposes them, and interprets them, outlining in detail the history and inner workings of Hollywood. This could only be done by someone powerful enough to phone any star or head of studio and have his calls taken on the first ring. In story after story, Bart shows how the major studios haver diverted thie energies away from production of the shrewdly crafted pictures that once made the industry powerful. There isn't, for example, much range or innovation in the movies of salable objects- natural disasters, aliens, dinosaurs, ghosts, monsters, or any combination thereof. All are subjects easily parlayed into theme-park environments, action figures, video games, and clothing lines. Similarly, since Jaws twenty years ago, there's been a very short list of acceptable settings. The 1998 Academy Award nominations for best picture all went to films set in Elizabethian times or during World War II. A few years ago it looked as though Pulp Fiction and other independent films were going to save showbiz. Now independent producers like Miramax and New Line have been acquired by the conglomerates. Who and what will resurrect Hollywood? Peter Bart has the answers." - BOOK JACKET Notes: Includes index ISBN: 1580631169 LON: 21362029 More info