Few modern art forms are as misunderstood as the craft of screenwriting, because the collaborative nature of filmmaking and the dominance of celebrity actors and directors obscures the contributions of screenwriters. So if you're a writer eager to break into Hollywood or simply a movie buff excited to hear the stories behind your favorite films, this unique nonfiction book/documentary film project will captivate you with insights into the wild and mysterious world of Hollywood screenwriting.
Enjoy inside conversations with the men and women who dreamed up some of the world's most beloved movie characters. Learn how they surmounted the incredible odds against breaking into Hollywood, and discover the myriad ways in which they transformed their ideas into films that topped the box office, launched the careers of major stars, and earned them Oscars. The stories behind the storytellers are as exciting, surprising, and inspirational as the narratives of their celebrated films.
The Manchurian Candidate movie trailer - starring Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Jon Voight, Liev Schreiber, Vera Farmiga, Kimberly Elise. Directed by Jonathan Demme. Theatrical Release Date: 7/30/2004
A spoiled movie star joins a cynical New York City cop on patrol to prepare for his next role. Predictable laughs but an exciting cast!
Fracture movie trailer - starring Anthony Hopkins, David Strathairn, Ryan Gosling, Rosamund Pike, Embeth Davidtz, Billie Burke. Directed by Gregory Hoblit. Theatrical Release Date: 4/20/2007
The Manchurian Candidate -- Theatrical Preview
The Hard Way -- Nick Lang is a popular movie star who joins forces with a tough New York detective in order to break out of his 'nice guy' screen image. On the trail of a ruthless serial killer, the last thing Moss needs is a pampered Hollywood sidekick.
The Manchurian Candidate -- In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.
Screenwriters ranging from newcomers to living legends share their triumphs and hardships in this probing, insightful, and often hilarious odyssey through the world of movie storyingtelling. Candid and unafraid to name names, dozens of participants reveal the fascinating creative adventures that gave birth to notorious flops and beloved classics. The storytellers include Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon"), John Carpenter ("Halloween"), Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption"), William Goldman ("The Princess Bride" and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"), and Paul Schrader ("Taxi Driver").
Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins and Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling are brilliant in this "exceptionally suspenseful nail-biter" (Rex Reed) that's so smart it "doesn't let go, even after the final twist" (Gene Shalit, "Today"). Ted Crawford (Hopkins) brutally murders his wife and calmly waits for the police to arrest him. With the weapon and a signed confession in hand, Deputy D.A., Willy Beachum (Gosling), believes a conviction is a slam dunk; that is until the case completely unravels. Now, with little evidence, Beachum goes head to head with the cunning Mr. Crawford in a desperate search for the truth and the answer to one burning question: How is this guy getting away with murder?
An assistant D.A. becomes a crusader for justice when a man who tried to murder his wife -- a woman who's now in a coma -- goes free on a series of technicalities.
An ambitious up-and-coming district attorney engages in a battle of wits with a structural engineer who has been charged with the attempted murder of his wife.
Academy Award-winners Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep, along with Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Liev Schreiber, mesmerize a whole new generation of audiences in Academy Award winner Jonathan Demme’s "The Manchurian Candidate." As the entire nation watches the presidential campaign hurtle towards Election Day, one soldier races to uncover the conspiracy behind it - a conspiracy that seeks to destroy democracy itself.
Two U.S. soldiers in the first Gulf War are programmed to rebel once they return home. Several years later, one becomes a vice presidential candidate.
In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.
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