Backstory 5: Interviews with Screenwriters of the 1990s / Edition 1

Backstory 5: Interviews with Screenwriters of the 1990s / Edition 1

by Patrick McGilligan
     
 


"I hope Patrick McGilligan keeps doing his invaluable Backstory series as long as there is cinema. No books more clearly elucidate the actual messy, infuriating, and wildly creative process of moviemaking. If you want to know the truth about how films are made today, Backstory 5 is the place to find it."—Joseph McBride, author of SearchingSee more details below

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"I hope Patrick McGilligan keeps doing his invaluable Backstory series as long as there is cinema. No books more clearly elucidate the actual messy, infuriating, and wildly creative process of moviemaking. If you want to know the truth about how films are made today, Backstory 5 is the place to find it."—Joseph McBride, author of Searching for John Ford and Steven Spielberg: A Biography

"Pat McGilligan is the great American film historian, and the Backstory series is his epic, subversive account of how movies are really made. Backstory 5, like the volumes before it, is entertaining, eye-opening and indispensable."—Lee Server, author of Robert Mitchum: Baby I Don't Care and Ava Gardner: Love is Nothing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520251052
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/27/2009
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Me Generation Everyman Albert Brooks Gavin Smith 5

Breaking the Rules Jean-Claude Carrière Mikael Colville-Andersen 21

Feminist with A Funny Bone Nora Ephron Patrick McGilligan 34

Imagination Ronald Harwood Patrick McGilligan 44

Straight Outta Shermer John Hughes William Ham 60

Sincerity David Koepp Patrick McGilligan 71

A Writer Under the Influence Richard Lagravenese Tom Matthews 90

The Journey Barry Levinson Patrick McGilligan 113

Pride Of Authorship Eric Roth Patrick McGilligan 134

The Nonconformist John Sayles Nick Dawson 169

Adventures in Movies Tom Stoppard Vincent Lobrutto 189

Free Spirit Barbara Turner Patrick McGilligan 205

Questing Rudy Wurlitzer Lee Hill 221

About the Contributors 235

General Index 237

Index of Films, Plays, and Books 247

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