Cast Away: Shooting Script

Cast Away: Shooting Script

by William Broyles
     
 

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.

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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.

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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:
812,909
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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