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Screenplays, Plays and Entertainment Novels - Selections

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The Shooting Script (Newmarket Shooting Script Series)
by Charlie Kaufman
Paperback: 160 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.44 x 9.12 x 7.02 Publisher: Newmarket Press; (March 15, 2004)

The newest original screenplay from the Oscar®-nominated writer of Adaptation and Being John Malkovich—the only book on his new film starring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Wilkinson, Elijah Wood, and Mark Ruffalo. In the new Charlie Kaufman film directed by Michel Gondry, Joel (Jim Carrey) is stunned to discover that his girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet) has had her memories of their tumultuous relationship erased. Out of desperation, he contacts the inventor of the process, Dr. Howard Mierzwiak (Tom Wilkinson), to have Clementine removed from his own memory. But as Joel's memories progressively disappear, he begins to rediscover their earlier passion. From deep within the recesses of his brain, Joel attempts to escape the procedure. As Dr. Mierzwiak and his crew (Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood) chase him through the maze of his memories, it's clear that Joel just can't get her out of his head. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The Shooting Script includes the complete screenplay, a selection of black-and-white movie stills, selected production notes, and complete cast and crew credits. 20 b/w photos.

The West Wing Seasons 3 & 4: The Shooting Scripts (Newmarket Shooting Script Series Book,)
by Aaron Sorkin
Hardcover: 544 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.35 x 9.52 x 6.47
Publisher: Newmarket Press; 1st edition (February 16, 2004)

The exciting follow-up to Newmarket's first West Wing Script Book features 8 teleplays from Seasons 3 and 4 of the hit NBC show—winner of 13 Emmy® Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series three years in a row chosen and introduced by award-winning creator Aaron Sorkin. Experience firsthand the care and structure put into the scripts, selected here by Aaron Sorkin, that make The West Wing "one of TV's most satisfying hours, a savvy blend of great acting, whip-smart dialogue and grand gestures" (USA Today). The West Wing, holding the record for most Emmys® won in a single season, stars Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Rob Lowe, Joshua Malina, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Martin Sheen, John Spencer, and Bradley Whitford. In the acclaimed Newmarket Shooting Script® Series, The West Wing Seasons 3 &4: The Shooting Scripts contains 8 full-length teleplays personally selected by Aaron Sorkin, a behind-the-scenes section about the making of the show, 20 black-and-white stills, and an introduction written exclusively for this edition by Sorkin.

Big Fish: The Shooting Script (Newmarket Shooting Script Series)
by John August (Introduction), Daniel Wallace
Paperback: 160 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.42 x 9.06 x 7.04 Publisher: Newmarket Press; (February 2004)

With a special full-color photo insert, the official companion to the new Columbia Pictures film by director Tim Burton, starring Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, and Jessica Lange. In the heartwarming film Big Fish, director Tim Burton (Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow) brings his inimitable imagination on a journey that delves deep into a fabled relationship between a father and his son. Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) has always been a teller of tall tales about his oversized life as a young man (Ewan McGregor), when his wanderlust led him on an unlikely journey from a small town in Alabama, around the world, and back again. His mythic exploits dart from the delightful to the delirious as he weaves epic tales about giants, blizzards, a witch and conjoined-twin lounge singers. With his larger-than-life stories, Bloom charms almost everyone he encounters except for his estranged son Will (Billy Crudup). When his mother Sandra (Jessica Lange) tries to reunite them, Will must learn how to separate fact from fiction as he comes to terms with his father's great feats and great failings. This Newmarket Shooting Script book includes the complete screenplay, introduction and notes by the filmmakers, a special color photo insert capturing the film's vivid visuals, and complete cast and crew credits. 20 color illustrations.

Best American Short Plays 2001-2002
by Glenn Young (Editor)
Hardcover: 312 pages
Publisher: Applause Theatre Books (Sd); (February 1, 2004)

From its inception, the Best American Short Plays annual has identified new, cutting edge playwrights who have gone on to establish their pre-eminence across America's stages. The collection proves year after year that the short play is not short on anything. It may be more brief than a "full-length" play, but it is no less complete, and no less gratifying to the audience and the reader. Among the dramatists who have appeared in our collections: Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, CliVord Odets, William Inge, Arthur Miller, David Mamet, Wendy Wasserstein, Lanford Wilson, Terrence McNally and Thornton Wilder. In this latest volume, readers will find plays by: David Ives, Murray Schisgal, Christopher Durang, Cherie Vogelstein, Rich Orloff, Lavonne Mueller, David Mamet, David Auburn, John Ford Noonan and Paul Zindel.

LA Shorts
by Steven Gilbar (Editor), Carolyn See (Introduction)
Paperback: 278 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 8.75 x 5.50
Publisher: Heyday Books; 1st edition (April 2000)

Some of the best writing in America is coming out of Southern California as is evidenced in this first-ever collection of short fiction from Los Angeles. Among the two dozen stories featured here are those by well-known voices such as Ethan Canin, Walter Mosely, and Kate Braverman, as well as those by emerging writers such as Ty Pak, Sandra Tsing Loh, and Karen E. Bender. Edgy and intense, provocative and poignant, LA Shorts is destined to open readers' eyes to a literature of the real place.

Still Holding : A Novel of Hollywood
by Bruce Wagner (Author)
Hardcover: 368 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.13 x 9.48 x 6.38
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; (November 1, 2003)

If there's an even darker side to Hollywood than the one America is familiar with, Bruce Wagner has found it. A twenty-first-century Nathanael West, he has been hailed for his powerful prose, his Swiftian satire, and the scalpel-sharp wit that has, in each of his novels, dissected and sometimes disemboweled Hollywood excess. Now, in his most ambitious book to date, Still Holding, the third in the Cellular Trilogy that began with I'm Losing You and I'll Let You Go, Wagner immerses readers in post-September 11 Hollywood, revealing as much rabid ambition, rampant narcissism, and unchecked mental illness as ever. It is a scabrous, epiphanic, sometimes horrifying portrait of an entangled community of legitimate stars, delusional wanna-bes, and psychosociopaths. Wagner infiltrates the gilded life of a superstar actor/sex symbol/practicing Buddhist, the compromised world of a young actress whose big break comes when she's hired to play a corpse on Six Feet Under, and the strange parallel universe of look-alikes -- an entire industry in which struggling actors are hired out for parties and conventions to play their famous counterparts. Alternately hilarious and heartfelt, ferocious and empathetic, Still Holding is Bruce Wagner's most expertly calibrated work.

Hollywood Divorces
by Jackie Collins (Author)
Hardcover: 480 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.42 x 9.48 x 6.34
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; (December 2, 2003)

In her most scandalously titillating novel since the #1 bestselling Hollywood Wives, internationally renowned author Jackie Collins once again takes her readers behind the scenes and into the bedrooms of Hollywood's glamorous world of superstardom, where narcissism is a virtue, and fidelity means not sleeping with anyone less attractive than your spouse. Leaving her readers to guess which real celebrities she has used as models for her fabulous characters, Collins uses her insider's knowledge of the Hollywood scene to bring life to their stories of lust, scandal, and sweet revenge. Principal among the characters that make Hollywood Divorces so compulsively readable are three strong, unforgettable women who find themselves walking the treacherous pathway that inevitably leads to divorce. These are classic Jackie Collins women -- beautiful, sexy, and determined to get things done their way -- succeeding in spite of the odds.

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