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Secretary (Screen Print Series)
     

Secretary (Screen Print Series)

by Erin Cressida Wilson, Molly Haskell (Foreword by), Steven Shainberg (Director), Mary Gaitskill (Based On Work by)
 
This companion to the movie Secretary, starring James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal which won Special Jury Prize for Originality, 2002 Sundance Film Festival, is a powerful love story that exalts the extreme, the ecstatic, and the weird. When a self-mutilating secretary goes to work for an over-exacting lawyer, the ingredients are ripe for a workplace S/M romance. With

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This companion to the movie Secretary, starring James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal which won Special Jury Prize for Originality, 2002 Sundance Film Festival, is a powerful love story that exalts the extreme, the ecstatic, and the weird. When a self-mutilating secretary goes to work for an over-exacting lawyer, the ingredients are ripe for a workplace S/M romance. With offbeat humor and edgy eroticism, Lee and Mr. Grey tread the thorny balance between control and surrender. Accompanying the screenplay are color photos, illustrations, the filmmakers' storyboards, notes, and essays.

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Library Journal
With a decade of sexual harassment training behind us, it would seem that the age of interoffice trysting is over-or at least relegated to the corner of a smoky, dim dive bar. Secretary opens the door to the old days, offering a dark comedy about love based on a Mary Gaitskill short story. This is the coming of age of Lee (Golden Globe nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal), a troubled young woman with a cutting habit who becomes secretary to lawyer E. Edward Grey (James Spader). The two quickly fall into a sadomasochistic relationship, with both parties feeling released from their self-hate. A pleasurable twist on the modern office romance, Secretary asks us to question our perceptions of right and wrong. This is the first in the "Soft Skull ScreenPrint" series, offering "the best of the independent film scenes to readers," with an entertaining introduction by Wilson, an interview with director Steven Shainberg, and film stills. A good addition where independent films are in demand. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781887128193
Publisher:
Soft Skull Press, Inc.
Publication date:
03/15/2003
Series:
Screen Print Series
Edition description:
A Screenplay
Pages:
163
Product dimensions:
6.88(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.38(d)

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