Tales from the Script (2009)

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Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon"), John Carpenter ("Halloween"), Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption"), William Goldman ("The Princess Bride"), Paul Schrader ("Taxi Driver"), and dozens of other Hollywood screenwriters share hilarious anecdotes and penetrating insights in "Tales from the Script," the most comprehensive documentary ever made about screenwriting. By analyzing their triumphs and recalling their failures, the participants explain how successful writers develop the skills necessary for toughing out careers in one of the world's most competitive industries. They also reveal the untold stories behind some of the greatest screenplays ever written, describing their adventures with luminaries including Harrison Ford, Stanley Kubrick, Joel Silver, Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg. The film was produced in tandem with the upcoming HarperCollins book of the same name.

Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 75% / Audience 71%

7/10

Rated Unrated 1 hr 45 mins

GENRES
Documentary
DIRECTION
Peter Hanson
CAST
John Carpenter  •  Frank Darabont  •  Steven E. de Souza  •  Antwone Fisher

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William Goldman Himself
Guinevere Turner Herself
José Rivera Himself
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Doug Atchison Himself
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