The Scottish Movie

The Scottish Movie

by Paul Collis


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Harry Greenville, a young actor and part-time writer struggling to make a living in modern Los Angeles, writes a novel about Shakespeare.

'It's 1606 and the Bard needs a new play for King James, who is notoriously hard to please. As history tells us, he comes up with 'Macbeth'. But the rehearsals are dogged by illnesses and accidents, the royal premiere gets the royal thumbs down, and the actors consider the play to be more than unlucky; they believe it's cursed. The question is: Why?'

Harry's novel offers an intriguing answer, and he posts the first draft on a website in the hope that a Hollywood agent will discover it.
And someone in the movie business does discover it - but not the kind of person Harry had in mind.

The result is an entertaining Shakespearean tale - old as the hills and as current as Google - of theft, revenge, and just desserts.

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ISBN-13: 9781475080100
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/16/2012
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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The Scottish Movie 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that "The Scottish Movie" by Paul Collis is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
KellytwoKF More than 1 year ago
The ‘micro-celebrities and miniscule talents’ one meets in this delightful book are so real you can almost put names to them. But in the end, it’s good, old-fashioned brain power that wins the day. In a total departure from his first book THE WRINKLY, Paul Collis takes us back to the days of Shakespeare, playwright for the King. (The Queen has died.) Poor Will is having a bad case of writer’s block, and the deadline is pressing ever closer. And then one day at the local tavern, he overhears a slightly soggy conversation, and voilà! His problems are solved. Temporarily. All heck breaks loose at the Globe when the troupe tries to present this tragedy about a Scottish King. So many catastrophes accompany the production that evermore the name of the play remains in infamy—and unspoken. Even to this day. Skip to the early 2000s when a young writer, based in California comes up with a novel idea! He sort of re-creates that earlier time, but this time the story is being made into a movie. For real. And it isn’t his movie! It IS his story, however, and thus the chase begins. It is delightful and ingenious and very, very clever. If you’re at all interested in theatre and/or film, you should absolutely LOVE this book. The purloined writer produces a sting to end all stings. You’ll hoot and holler and laugh yourself silly at the adventures of the real writer versus the faux variety.