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Cast Away: Shooting Script
     

Cast Away: Shooting Script

by William Broyles, Robert Zemeckis (Preface by)
 

So begins William Broyles, Jr.'s fascinating introduction, written exclusively for this book, about the process and challenges inherent in writing a screenplay that was not, by design, going to have a lot of dialogue in it, and about his collaboration with two extraordinarily gifted artists, actor Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis.

Broyles's introduction

Overview

So begins William Broyles, Jr.'s fascinating introduction, written exclusively for this book, about the process and challenges inherent in writing a screenplay that was not, by design, going to have a lot of dialogue in it, and about his collaboration with two extraordinarily gifted artists, actor Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis.

Broyles's introduction shows how a movie and its story evolve, shift, and shape while the creators grapple with all manner of internal and external choices: from developing what was Tom Hanks's idea into a story, and building a narrative structure and thematic threads into a screenplay, to researching the details of the specific—and ironic—situation of a FedEx executive stranded on a desert island.

Also included in this unique Newmarket Shooting Script® edition is the complete shooting script, a preface to the script by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Contact), movie stills, and complete cast and crew credits.

Editorial Reviews

Chris Connelly
[A]n act of cinematic audacity, an anti-Gilligan's Island whose realism will defy every stereotype of the alone-on-an-island genre. —Talk

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557044815
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
Newmarket Shooting Script Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,357,328
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.21(d)

Meet the Author

A decorated Marine veteran, screenwriter William Broyles, Jr. was co-writer of the Apollo 13 screenplay, for which he received an Academy Award® and Writer's Guild Best Screenplay nomination. He was also co-writer of Entrapment and was the co-creator of the television series China Beach, which won twelve Emmys. He was also founding editor of the award-winning Texas Monthly magazine, editor in chief of California magazine, and editor in chief of Newsweek.

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