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"Relentlessly entertaining." -- New York Magazine
"Full of wry one-liners, well-spun anecdotes, and pithy observations on the movie-making industry." -- Village Voice
"Tales from the Script is actually the ideal summation on the art of screenwriting: rigorously structured, filled with great stories." -- NPR.org
Shane Black (Lethal Weapon), John Carpenter (Halloween), Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption), William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver), and dozens of other Hollywood screenwriters share penetrating insights and hilarious anecdotes in Peter Hanson and Paul Robert Herman's TALES FROM THE SCRIPT, the most comprehensive documentary ever made about screenwriting. By analyzing their triumphs and recalling their failures, the participants explain how successful writers develop the skills necessary for toughing out careers in one of the world's most competitive industries. They also reveal the untold stories behind some of the greatest screenplays ever written, describing their adventures with luminaries including Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman, Stanley Kubrick, Joel Silver, Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg.
I really liked the book, but I wasn't sure how a movie of interviews would be.
Tales from the Script is an extraordinary documentary about the art, craft, and business of screenwriting, particularly for Hollywood movies.
It was great to hear the writers talk about their writing experiences. . . The extra bonus features on the DVD were a nice bonus.
For both writers and non-writers alike, this is must see. For the former, there's tons of great stories and advice to help guide you through the treacherous waters of the biz and... Read morePublished 15 months ago by CyberZeus
It was great to hear the writers talk about their writing experiences. . . The extra bonus features on the DVD were a nice bonus.Published 18 months ago by R. Turner
After watching you will understand why most of the movies nowadays is a jumbled, incoherent mess.
Memorable quote: "Nobody know what they are doing. Read more
a pretty good sampling of screenwriters from a diverse mix of movies. i was a bit surprised about how i knew nothing about most of the writers behind some of hollywoods hugest... Read morePublished 19 months ago by EugeSchu
If you're someone who works in the film industry, or simply likes movies, this is an entertaining documentary about the nuances of how a screenplay gets made, and how, sometimes,... Read morePublished 21 months ago by C. Conradt
It covered every aspect of the journey of a screen writer. I will definitely be recommending it. The experienced screen writers gave a good insight into how to avoid the pitfalls... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Simon Templer
Some of the successful writers in this DVD got an early break.
Other writers wrote for years before being recognized. Read more
In the movie-making process, the scriptwriter is often treated very harshly. Their work is hacked about by other creative artists, and frequently they have no power of redress. Read morePublished on November 25, 2012 by Dr. Laurence Raw