Milk

Overview

His life changed history. His courage changedlives. In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to theSan Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming thefirst openly gay man to be voted into major publicoffice in America. His victory was not just avictory for gay rights; he forged coalitions acrossthe political spectrum. From senior citizens tounion workers, Harvey Milk changed the verynature of what it means to be a fighter for humanrights and became, before his untimely death in1978, a hero...

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Overview

His life changed history. His courage changedlives. In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to theSan Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming thefirst openly gay man to be voted into major publicoffice in America. His victory was not just avictory for gay rights; he forged coalitions acrossthe political spectrum. From senior citizens tounion workers, Harvey Milk changed the verynature of what it means to be a fighter for humanrights and became, before his untimely death in1978, a hero for all Americans.

Academy Award® winner Sean Penn stars asHarvey Milk, with Emile Hirsch as Cleve Jones,Josh Brolin as Dan White, Diego Luna as JackLira, and James Franco as Scott Smith, under thedirection of Academy Award® nominee Gus VanSant, filmed on location in San Francisco, from anoriginal screenplay by Dustin Lance Black.

This Newmarket Shooting Script® Book includes:

  • Exclusive introduction by director Gus Van Sant
  • Complete Shooting Script
  • Scene Notes by Dustin Lance Black
  • An exclusive conversation with Black, Van Sant, and Cleve Jones, one of the original political activists with Harvey Milk
  • Color photo section
  • Complete cast and crew credits

Also read Milk: A Pictorial History featuring oralhistories, archival photographs, and the story ofthe making of the film.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557048271
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/25/2008
  • Series: Newmarket Shooting Script Series
  • Edition description: MTI
  • Pages: 130
  • Sales rank: 1,369,806
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black worked on the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated television series Big Love as a writer and producer for three seasons. He also wrote screenplays for Pedro, profiling the late AIDS activist and reality television star Pedro Zamora.

Oscar®-nominated director Gus Van Sant iswell known for such movies as Drugstore Cowboy, MyOwn Private Idaho, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, To DieFor, Good Will Hunting, and Finding Forrester.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Gus Van Sant Van Sant, Gus

The Shooting Script 1

Stills following page 86

Scene Notes 105

A Conversation with Gus Van Sant, Dustin Lance Black, and Cleve Jones 113

Cast and Crew Credits 121

About the Filmmakers 129

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