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Backstory 5 : Interviews with Screenwriters of the 1990s, Paperback / softback Book

Backstory 5 : Interviews with Screenwriters of the 1990s Paperback / softback

Edited by Patrick McGilligan


Patrick McGilligan continues his celebrated interviews with exceptional screenwriters in Backstory 5, focusing on the 1990s.

The thirteen featured writers--Albert Brooks, Jean-Claude Carriere, Nora Ephron, Ronald Harwood, John Hughes, David Koepp, Richard LaGravenese, Barry Levinson, Eric Roth, John Sayles, Tom Stoppard, Barbara Turner, and Rudy Wurlitzer--are not confined to the 1990s, but their engrossing, detailed, and richly personal stories create, in McGilligan's words, "a snapshot of a profession in motion." Emphasizing the craft of writing and the process of collaboration, this new volume looks at how Hollywood is changing to meet new economic and creative challenges.

Backstory 5 explores how these writers come up with their ideas, how they go about adapting a stage play or work of fiction, how they organize and structure their work, and much more.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 264 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Films, cinema
  • ISBN: 9780520260399



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