Traffic: The Shooting Scriptby Steven Gaghan, Steven Soderbergh
In the acclaimed Newmarket Shooting Script series format comes the complete script by Stephen Gaghan (Rules of Engagement) of the new film directed by Steven Soderbergh (Erin Brockovich, Out of Sight), a contemporary thriller set in the world of drug trafficking, starring an ensemble cast that includes Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, Albert Finney, Luis Guzman, Dennis Quaid, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
From a border policeman in Mexico caught in a web of corruption, to the conservative judge appointed by the President as the new anti-drug czar, to undercover DEA agents fighting a drug cartel, to the wife of a drug baron and the judge's drug-addicted teenage daughter, Traffic evokes the high stakes and high risks of the drug trade, as seen through a series of interrelated stories, some of which are highly personal and some of which are filled with intrigue and danger.
The book includes the complete shooting script, an introduction by director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Stephen Gaghan, movie stills, and complete credits.
Meet the Author
Stephen Gaghan wrote the screenplay for Rules of Engagement and teleplays for TV's The Practice, American Gothic, and NYPD Blue, for which he won the 1997 Emmy for Best Dramatic Writing. His short fiction has appeared in The Iowa Review. He lives in Los Angeles.
Steven Soderbergh also directed Eric Brockovich, Out of Sight, Gray's Anatomy, The Limey, Schizopolis, The Underneath, King of the Hill, Kafka, and Sex, Lies, and Videotape for which he won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Soderbergh's Out of Sight received Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing.
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