This book includes the screenplay; film production notes; excerpts from historical and cultural sources; selected reading lists; exclusive essays by director Joffe, screenwriter Medoff, producer Eberts, and Lapierre, on whose book the film was based. 130 illustrations, 80 in color.
The Newmarket Pictorial Moviebooks, official companions to films, large format (8 3/8 x 10 7/8), heavily illustrated throughout, with color photographs, details on the making of the film, background on the filmmakers and cast.
YA-- A thorough, well-illustrated look at how a film is made. Opening with chapters by the producer, director, and screenwriter, Joffe then presents an excerpted script, quotes from the original book, and countless full-color photographs from both production and actual stills. Sidebars make it possible to understand the film and Indian culture. This unique resource can serve as both an eyeopening and entertaining resource on filmmaking and as an unusual introduction to a non-Western culture.-- Maria Rendine, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA