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Wilde: Screenplay Hardcover – August 18, 1997

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Orion; 1st edition (August 18, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752810421
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752810423
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.9 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,089,515 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews Review

Any dramatic rendition of Oscar Wilde's life is graced by having most of the witty lines written by Oscar himself. Julian Mitchell's screenplay is a marvel of composition and compression, charting Wilde's fall from the dizzying heights of social success and artistic fame to the abyss of infamy and disgrace--a modern Greek tragedy peppered with epigrammatic wit and a keen sense of sexual politics.

Mitchell begins Wilde's story as the writer's fame is nearing its apex, and takes him through the wildly successful years as a playwright, followed by the scandal, the trials and the imprisonment. Striking a perfect balance between his subject's personal life and public humiliations, and between wit and weariness, Mitchell captures a remarkable sense of the man without ever losing sight of the social and political context in which he lived, flourished, and suffered. The screenplay is accompanied with beautifully reproduced stills from the film and complete cast and technical credits as well as an witty, informed introduction by the film's eponymous star, novelist/actor Stephen Fry. --Michael Bronski --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 21, 1999
Format: Hardcover
If you loved the glorious film that is Wilde, this is the perfect companion, reproducing the entire script, showing behind-the-scenes photos, and featuring an interesting introduction by the great actor Stephen Fry. Large photos from the movie are reproduced in full color, showing the intricately detailed attention to historical authenticity. Even if you didn't like the movie, buy it for the photos of Jude Law as "Bosie." He is absolutely beautiful!
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "zara_azari" on March 20, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Yes, it is a book of highest print quality (printed in Italy), with some wonderful photos, and very true to the movie's original dialogue(I should know, I have seen it four times...). But, it is just that....Neither it is very insighful nor is it the best example of Mr.Fry literary wit. Overall, it is a fine gift for someone, who loves Jude Law or the movie itself VERY VERY MUCH... As for the man in question himself, i.e. Oscar Wilde, this book is nothing special, because so was the movie.
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