Next Stop Hollywood: Short Stories Bound for the Screen

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Historically, short stories were a rich source of successful movies and significant films. Classics such as Rear Window, High Noon, Psycho, All About Eve, and Blade Runner began as short stories. Unfortunately, many of the major venues for discovering new talent—The Saturday Evening Post, Colliers, and Mademoiselle—are gone. Today, short stories are again becoming an important basis for major motion pictures and television, with films such as Brokeback Mountain, Good Will ...

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Overview

Historically, short stories were a rich source of successful movies and significant films. Classics such as Rear Window, High Noon, Psycho, All About Eve, and Blade Runner began as short stories. Unfortunately, many of the major venues for discovering new talent—The Saturday Evening Post, Colliers, and Mademoiselle—are gone. Today, short stories are again becoming an important basis for major motion pictures and television, with films such as Brokeback Mountain, Good Will Hunting, and Minority Report.

One reason short stories are making a Hollywood comeback is Next Stop Hollywood, an organization dedicated to finding both new talent and terrific material. This volume, selected by more than sixty movie-buff readers and advised by an editorial board of Hollywood insiders, picks up where those magazines left off. These very same stories may be at a theater near you in the near future. For anyone who has been disappointed by the movies of our day compared to those of the Golden Era of Hollywood, refresh yourself with these exciting short stories, and the possibilities they hold.

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"The 'secret' to great motion pictures has always been great stories. Steve

Cohen has created an innovative forum in which emerging storytellers can

develop and flourish. This is wonderful news for readers and filmmakers.—Simcha Jacobovici, two-time Emmy award-winning producer/director

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312357894
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 5/29/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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Next Stop Hollywood (NSH) is an an organization founded by STEVE COHEN that searches for unpublished short stories that have the potential to be transformed into great motion pictures. The authors will range from a Edgar-winning mystery writer to an aspiring author and recent college graduate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2008

    next stop for sure

    Fifteen stories thqat each have their own voice. some cinematic in their view, others more gritty. each story tells it's tale and leaves the reader with a feeling that they should be casting this movie. runs the range from tear-jerker to wild ride. many will leave you thining long after you have turned the page. buy it, you'll like it.

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