This Is 40: The Shooting Script

Overview

Five years after Judd Apatow introduced us to Pete and Debbie in Knocked Up, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise their roles as the couple in the writer/director's This Is 40, a comedic look at the everyday life of an American family. What emerges is a portrait of the challenges and rewards of marriage and parenthood: sex and romance, career triumphs and financial hardships, aging parents and maturing children and everything in between. This Is 40 captures what it takes for a family to flourish in the middle of a ...

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Overview

Five years after Judd Apatow introduced us to Pete and Debbie in Knocked Up, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise their roles as the couple in the writer/director's This Is 40, a comedic look at the everyday life of an American family. What emerges is a portrait of the challenges and rewards of marriage and parenthood: sex and romance, career triumphs and financial hardships, aging parents and maturing children and everything in between. This Is 40 captures what it takes for a family to flourish in the middle of a lifetime together, rendered with the unique intimacy of a filmmaker collaborating with his own wife and children.

The Newmarket Shooting Script Book includes:

  • An introduction by writer/actor Lena Dunham written especially for this edition
  • Judd Apatow's answers to "Five Obvious Questions" and an afterword on his writing/directing process
  • The complete screenplay
  • 35 color photographs
  • Complete cast and crew credits
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062267399
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/2/2013
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

In addition to writing, producing, and directing Funny People, Judd Apatow performed the same duties on the film Knocked Up, and co-wrote (with Steve Carell) and directed The 40-Year-Old Virgin. He has also produced Pineapple Express, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall,Year One, Drillbit Taylor, Stepbrothers,Talladega Nights, and Anchorman.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Lena Dunham vii

On The Set Graham Parker xi

Q & A: Five Obvious Questions for Judd Apatow xiii

The Shooting Script 1

Stills following page 78

Afterword: My Process as a Writer/Director Judd Apatow 147

Cast and Crew Credits 149

About the Authors 157

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