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Story and Character : Interviews with British Screenwriters - Alistair Owen

Story and Character

Interviews with British Screenwriters

Paperback Published: 1st February 2004
ISBN: 9780747561897
Number Of Pages: 320

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Rupert Walters - Restoration; Lee Hall - Billy Elliot; Richard Curtis - Notting Hill, Four Weddings, Bridget Jones, The Tall Guy, Blackadder; Frank Cottrell-Boyce - Welcome to Sarajevo; Neal Purvis and Robert Wade - The World is Not Enough; Shawn Slovo - Captain Correlli's Mandolin; William Boyd - Chaplin; Hossein Amini - The Wings of the Dove; Simon Beaufoy - The Full Monty From the editor of Smoking In Bed: Conversations with Bruce Robinson, praised by playwright David Hare as 'the most puely likeable book about cinema I have ever read' (Guardian, Books of the Year) comes the first ever anthology of interviews with British screenwriters. Talking about their work at home and in Hollywood, some giving in-depth interviews for the first time are ten of the top names in British screenwriting. Lively and funny, challenging and revealing, this series of exclusive interviews with the unsung heroes of contemporary British cinema provides a unique behind-the-scenes look at the movie business, eseential for wannabe writers, industry insiders and film fans alike.

'Owen's thorough research and penetrating questions are what make this book ... the conversation is hilarious as well as informative, and budding screenwriters should pay close attention to extraordinary nuggets' Guardian 'A fascinating, insightful collection' Independent on Sunday

Introductionp. 1
Rupert Waltersp. 5
Lee Hallp. 39
Richard Curtisp. 67
Frank Cottrell Boycep. 103
Neal Purvis & Robert Wadep. 135
Shawn Slovop. 179
William Boydp. 205
Hossein Aminip. 237
Simon Beaufoyp. 277
Indexp. 307
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ISBN: 9780747561897
ISBN-10: 0747561893
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st February 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition