Contemporary Movie Monologues 1960 - 1989 For Audition and Study: A Sourcebook for Actors

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Some of the freshest, most powerful writing of the last few decades has been done for film. Now, Contemporary Movie Monologues collects a wide range of pieces from American screenplays produced during the 60s, 70s, and 80s, including some of the most unforgettable dramatic and comic speeches in the history of cinema.You'll find a great variety of roles from films that range ...
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Overview

Some of the freshest, most powerful writing of the last few decades has been done for film. Now, Contemporary Movie Monologues collects a wide range of pieces from American screenplays produced during the 60s, 70s, and 80s, including some of the most unforgettable dramatic and comic speeches in the history of cinema.You'll find a great variety of roles from films that range from Academy Award-winners to box office smashes to cult classics, including:
The Manchurian Candidate Platoon
Harold and Maude Broadcast News
Jaws Fatal Attraction
Blade Runner Ferris Bueller's Day Off
All of Me The Whales of August
Kiss of the Spider Woman Bull DurhamContemporary Movie Monologues also provides a detailed Table of Contents that specifies age and gender of character, and genre (drama, seriocomedy, or comedy) so that you can quickly find a monologue that suits your need.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575254371
  • Publisher: Smith & Kraus, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Series: Monologue Audition Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 183
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction xi
How to Use This Book xii
WOMEN'S MONOLOGUES
Butterfield 8
Gloria, dramatic, 20-30
Happy, dramatic, 30-40
Gloria, dramatic, 20-30
The Days of Wine and Roses
Kirstie Clay, dramatic, 30s
The Manchurian Candidate
Mrs. Iselin, dramatic, 40-50
The Haunting
Eleanor, dramatic, 30-40
Eleanor, dramatic, 30-40
Eleanor, dramatic, 30-40
Of Human Bondage
Mildred Rogers, dramatic, 20-30
Anne of the Thousand Days
Anne Boleyn, dramatic, 20-30
Harold and Maude
Mrs. Chasen, comic, 40-50
King of Comedy
Marsha, seriocomic, 20-30
All of Me
Roger/Edwina, comic, 30-40
Out of Africa
Karen, dramatic, 30-40
Karen, dramatic, 30-40
Karen, dramatic, 30-40
Karen, dramatic, 30-40
Desert Bloom
Rose, seriocomic, 30-40
Hannah and Her Sisters
Holly, seriocomic, 30-40
Moonstruck
Loretta, seriocomic, 30-40
Nadine
Renee, seriocomic, 20-30
Salome's Last Dance
Salome, dramatic, 18-20
The Whales of August
Sarah, dramatic, 60+
The Witches of Eastwick
Alex, seriocomic, 30-40
Bull Durham
Annie Savoy, seriocomic, 30-40
Mississippi Burning
Mrs. Pell, dramatic, 30-40
The Accused
Sarah, dramatic, 20s
When Harry Met Sally
Sally, seriocomic, 30s
sex, lies, and videotape
Ann, dramatic, 20s

MEN'S MONOLOGUES
The Bird Man of Alcatraz
Gomez, seriocomic, 30-50
Robert Stroud, dramatic, 40-50
The Days of Wine and Roses
Joe Clay, dramatic, 30-40
The Agony and the Ecstasy
Michelangelo, dramatic, 30-40
Anne of the Thousand Days
Henry VIII, dramatic, 40s
Harold and Maude
Harold, seriocomic, early 20s
Jaws
Quint, dramatic, 40-50
Taxi Driver
Travis Bickel, dramatic, 20-30
Coming Home
Luke Martin, seriocomic, 30s
. . . And Justice for All
Arthur Kirkland, seriocomic, 30-40
Blade Runner
Roy Blatty, dramatic, 30s
Nate and Hayes
"Bully" Hayes, seriocomic, 30-40
Repo Man
Repo Man, seriocomic, 30-40
Miller, seriocomic, 30-40
Reuben, Reuben
Gowan McGland, seriocomic, 40s
Gowan McGland, seriocomic, 40s
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Will Halloway, dramatic, 30-40
Mr. Halloway, dramatic, 50-60
Crimes of Passion
The Reverend Peter Shane, seriocomic, 30-40
Under the Volcano
Geoffrey Firmin, seriocomic, 40-50
Birdy
Al, dramatic, 20s
The Coca-Cola Kid
Becker, seriocomic, 30-40
Creator
Boris, dramatic, early 20s
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Molina, dramatic, 30-40
Valentin, dramatic, 30-40
The Sure Thing
Gib, dramatic, 18-20
Desert Bloom
Jack, seriocomic, 40s
Jack, seriocomic, 40s
Hannah and Her Sisters
Elliot, seriocomic, 40s
Mickey, seriocomic, 40s
The Mosquito Coast
Allie, dramatic, 40s
Allie, dramatic, 40s
Platoon
Chris, dramatic, 18-20
Chris, dramatic, 18-20
Rhah, dramatic, 20-30
Elias, dramatic, 30s
River's Edge
Feck, dramatic, 40s
John, dramatic, 16-18
John, dramatic, 16-18
Salvador
Major Max, dramatic, 40s
Archbishop Romero, dramatic, 40-50
Broadcast News
Aaron, seriocomic, 30-40
Fatal Attraction
Dan, dramatic, 30-40
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ferris Bueller, Comic, 18
Full Metal Jacket
Sgt. Hartman, seriocomic, 40-50
Crazy Earl, dramatic, 20-30
Moonstruck
Ronny, seriocomic, 30s
Orphans
Harold, seriocomic, 40-50
The Witches of Eastwick
Darryl Van Horn, seriocomic, 30-50
Darryl Van Horn, seriocomic, 30-50
The Last Temptation of Christ
Jesus, dramatic, 30s
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Abe, dramatic, 50-60
Tucker, dramatic, 40s
Mississippi Burning
Rupert, dramatic, 40s
When Harry Met Sally
Harry, seriocomic, 30s
sex, lies, and videotape
Graham, dramatic, 20s
Acknowledgments
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Introduction

In the unending quest for the perfect audition monologue, the works of the world's great screenwriters provide an exciting and near-inexhaustible source. Master wordsmiths like Paul Schrader, Ray Bradbury, and Woody Allen have all lent their formidable talents to the silver screen, creating some of the most memorable moments in the history of the performing arts. This book is offered to the auditioning actor and actress in the hope that among these pages you will find that most elusive perfect monologue. And so you are hereby invited to take a look within, but be warned: we've assembled some potent stuff! From the blistering (Mississippi Burning) to the romantic (When Harry Met Sally), every effort has been made to present a respectable variety of monologues from contemporary world cinema. All ages, sexes, and types of roles are equally represented-giving you, the performer, a wide assortment from which to choose.

While researching this book, we had no choice but to assign ourselves the task of watching most of these films at home. Imagine! Being forced to curl up on our comfy couches, pad and pencil in hand, and having to sit through films like The Days of Wine and Roses, Hannah and Her Sisters, and Anne of the Thousand Days for hours on end! It was nothing short of . . . pure pleasure. We can only hope that you will enjoy using this book as much as we did putting it together. Enjoy and break a leg!

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Foreword

Some of the freshest, most powerful writing of the last few decades has been done for film. Now, Contemporary Movie Monologues collects a wide range of pieces from American screenplays produced during the 60s, 70s, and 80s, including some of the most unforgettable dramatic and comic speeches in the history of cinema.You'll find a great variety of roles from films that range from Academy award-winners to box office smashes to cult classics, including:
The Manchurian Candidate Platoon
Harold and Maude Broadcast News
Jaws Fatal Attraction
Blade Runner Ferris Bueller's Day Off
All of Me The Whales of August
Kiss of the Spider Woman Bull DurhamContemporary Movie Monologues also provides a detailed Table of Contents that specifies age and gender of character, and genre (drama, seriocomedy, or comedy) so that you can quickly find a monologue that suits your need.
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