The Complete Screenplay with Selected Storyboards
Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan
*** THE COMPLETE SCREENPLAY
*** 200 PAGES OF STORYBOARDS
*** INTRODUCTION featuring a conversation about the film with screenwriters Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN ENTERS THE REALM OF INTERSTELLAR SPACE
Christopher Nolan’s last film, The Dark Knight Rises, brought to a climax his three Batman films – a unique trilogy that expressed a dark imaginative vision that reflected the uncertainties of the twenty-first century.
In his new film, a group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations of human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
With Inception Christopher Nolan drew the audience into the inner space of dreams. Now, with Interstellar, Nolan enters the realm of outer space.
Written with his frequent collaborator, Jonathan Nolan, the film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and Michael Caine.
Based on the film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures
Copyright © 2014 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
INTERSTELLAR and all related characters and elements
are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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Christopher Nolan is the writer/ director of Memento, The Prestige (with Jonathan Nolan), and Inception, as well as Batman Begins (with David S. Goyer), The Dark Knight (with Jonathan Nolan) and The Dark Knight Rises (with Jonathan Nolan). Nolan’s THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY: The Complete Screenplays with Selected Storyboards, is also part of the OPUS SCREENPLAY SERIES.
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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MOVIES
An Illustrated Compendium
Edited by David Jenkins and Adam Woodward
A fascinating, cool, and colorful look at the movies through the eyes of 50 of its brightest lights. Alongside these star-spangled declarations of love are newly commissioned color portraits from amazing artists around the world.
A single, searching question: "What do you love about the movies?" is posed to fifty of cinema's brightest lights. The answers have been entertaining, profound, personal, ridiculous, revealing and unexpected, but always unique. These declarations of movie passion have been collected into this lovingly crafted compendium for the discriminating movie fan.
Subjects include legendary directors such as the Coen brothers, Wes Anderson, Steven Soderbergh, Pedro Almodovar, Darren Aronofsky, Quentin Tarantino, Tim Burton, Spike Jonze, Richard Ayoade, Steve McQueen, Alexander Payne, and Francis Ford Coppola. A-list acting icons include Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Kristen Stewart, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Hardy, Daniel Radcliffe, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Helen Mirren, Jude Law, Carey Mulligan, Viggo Mortensen, and Ralph Fiennes.
David Jenkins is the editor of Britain's most discriminating movie magazine, the award winning, Little White Lies. He has also written about film for The Guardian, Sight & Sound, Mubi, and Time Out London. Adam Woodward is a writer and critic who works as deputy editor of Little White Lies.
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THE BEAST IN THE RED FOREST
An Inspector Pekkala Novel of Suspense
“Fans of this gripping series of literary thrillers will be glued to their chairs until the final pages. A real corker." – Booklist
“The distinguished author has nailed another successful Emerald Eye saga, intricately weaving true details from the pages of history with the fantastic exploits of Pekkala and Kirov. Writing with innate literary grace, he gives this series an air of swashbuckling romance with many glints of depraved humanity.” – Library Journal
"Eastland's engrossing Pekkala novel delivers a surprise ending driven by grievances from the past, brutal betrayals, and the power of friendship.” – Publishers Weekly
"A complex and atmospheric thriller in a standout historical series. Eastland depicts his fictional Stalin as more than a James Bond villain, painting him as a conflicted, lonely tyrant whose retribution against slights both real and imagined makes him a very dangerous opponent.” – Kirkus Reviews
80 years before Edward Snowden seeks asylum in Putin's Russia, an American autoworker, disillusioned with the stubborn, stagnant inequality in America, moves his family to Russia. His letters home are glowing arias about Stalin's New Man in Soviet Paradise. Then, suddenly, the letters stop.
The world of Soviet espionage is shaken with the shocking disappearance of Stalin's invincible Inspector Pekkala whose charred remains are reported from the frontlines. But Stalin refuses to accept the indomitable Pekkala demise and dispatches Pekkala's assistant, Kirov deep into the wild forests of Western Russia, to follow a wilderness trail of clues, each one leading to a more tortured turn of fate. A new enemy has emerged from the fog of war, more deadly than any Kirov or Pekkala have ever faced before. Meanwhile, Pekkala's Nemesis is closing in for the kill.
Sam Eastland is the nom de plume of novelist and memoirist Paul Watkins when he writes the Inspector Pekkala detective novels set in Stalinist Russia. The first two Pekkala thrillers, Eye of the Red Tsar and Shadow Pass, have been translated into 17 languages. OPUS relaunches the Eastland series with this new novel. The next Pekkala work in the OPUS series will be The Red Moth.
Watkins is the son of Welsh parents and the grandson of a London Metropolitan Police Investigator who served in Scotland Yard's famous "Ghost Squad" during the 1940s. He was educated at the Dragon School, Eton College and Yale University. He has written for The London Times, The London Sunday Times, The New York Times and The Observer. He resides in New Jersey.
PRAISE FOR PAUL WATKINS/SAM EASTLAND:
“Among literati he is already a legend.” — Michael Hirschorn, Esquire
“Watkins leaves us practically breathless.” — Vogue
“Daring and remarkably assured…provocative..." — Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"Highly imaginative . . . History mixes with fiction in an exciting story." – USA Today
"What elevates this Russian period thrilleris its mad, brilliant hero." – KirkusStarred Review
"Gripping and memorable. . .Fans of Russian thrillers (such as Martin Cruz Smith's Gorky Park) will want this." – Library Journal
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THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
The Illustrated Screenplay
The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars; and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; and the sweetest confection of a love affair - all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
With sparkling dialogue, arresting visuals, vibrant charm and a slowly building melancholy, The Grand Budapest Hotel is both sophisticated comedy and historical pastiche, the portrait of a hero (of sorts) in a dazzling but vanishing world.
Inspired in part by the writings of Stefan Zweig.
Wes Anderson is an acclaimed American film director, producer and writer. His other films include Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Moonrise Kingdom, and the animated feature Fantastic Mr. Fox.
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: Screenplay by Wes Anderson. Story by Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness. Directed by Wes Anderson. Cast includes Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Lea Seydoux, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson. Producers: Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson. Fox Searchlight Pictures.
"Wes Anderson's captivating 1930s-set caper offers a vibrant and imaginative evocation of a bygone era." – Variety
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Inside Llewyn Davis: The Screenplay
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
*** Complete text of the Screenplay, including the Lyrics
*** Introduction by music historian Elijah Wald about the late 50s and early 60s folk music scene in Greenwich Village
*** A Conversation with T Bone Burnett, the film's musical supervisor, on how the music was conceived and executed
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Quintessential Coen brothers fare – but different. Inside Llewyn Davis has a certain kinship with Les Misérables. In it almost all the principal actors – Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake – sing. While not quite a musical, Inside Llewyn Davis is built around full-length performances of folk songs that were heard in the grubby cafes of the Village in a year when Bob Dylan, who kind of, sort of shows up in the movie, had just appeared on the scene.
Bob Dylan, Paul Clayton, the Rev. Reverend Gary Davis, Joni Mitchell, Tom Paxton and myriad other singers of the era are invoked in the film. Its story bounces through actual places like Gerde's, the Gaslight Café and the Gate of Horn in Chicago without explicitly portraying real artists or folk music powers like the impresario Albert Grossman.
T Bone Burnett, who provided the old time music of O Brother, Where Art Thou?, also produced the music for Inside Llewyn Davis. Mr. Burnett has helped to re-create the brief flowering of a folk scene that in the early '60s made Washington Square and its environs an unlikely crossroads for musical influences from Appalachia, the Deep South, the Far West, New England – almost anywhere but New York's neighborhoods, from which some of its heartiest practitioners, and Llewyn Davis, arrived.
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen: the award-winning writer-director team of such films as True Grit; No Country for Old Men; O Brother, Where Are Thou?
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This behemoth of script and storyboards indelibly seals the dark, mythic expanse of the cinematic Batman for all time.
THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY
The Complete Screenplays
With Selected Storyboards
- Symposium featuring the three screenwriters—Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan and David S. Goyer discuss the evolution of Batman and the creation of the films
“A confidently original, engrossing interpretation, with a seriously thought through (but never self-serious) aesthetic point of view that announces, from the get-go, someone who knows what he’s doing is running the show, and he’s modestly unafraid to do something new.” —Entertainment Weekly
THE DARK KNIGHT
“The haunting and visionary Dark Knight soars on the wings of untamed imagination.” —Rolling Stone
“The Dark Knight packs a wallop that hurts at every turn; I frankly can’t remember the last time I became so emotionally invested in a comic-book movie. Maybe never.” —Houston Chronicle
The Dark Knight Rises
“For once a melodrama with pulp origins convinces viewers that it can be the modern equivalent to Greek myths or a Jonathan Swift satire. TDKR is that big, that bitter—a film of grand ambitions and epic achievement. It may not top The Avengers at the worldwide box office, but it is a far, far better thing—maybe the best, most troubling, assured and enthralling of all the superhero movies. —Time
“Nolan’s a Wagner for the multiplex, fashioning his operatic eccentricities on the grandest possible scale…Nolan’s Batman trilogy represents a darkening vision that, with this film, earns its weight. It’s the genre’s “Twilight of the Gods.” —Boston Globe
Christopher Nolan, writer and director, resides in Los Angeles.
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Copyright © 2012 DC Comics.
BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.
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Batman created by Bob Kane
Bummers, Blisters, & Boondoggles
Edited with an Introduction by Eugene B. Bergmann
Foreword by Keith Olbermann
In the first volume of fresh Shepherd tales in 25 years, the great American humorist immortalizes the men who never tasted combat except the occasional fistfight on poker night -- the soldiers on the home front.
Jean Shepherd, the great American humorist, radio raconteur, master storyteller, creator of the movie classic A Christmas Story, and bestselling author, has left his indelible imprint on American culture.
His quirky individuality was portrayed for posterity by Jason Robards in the play and film A Thousand Clowns, written by Shep's close pal Herb Gardner. Jack Nicholson embodied a Shepherdlike late night radio talker in The King of Marvin Gardens, while in Network, by Paddy Chayefsky (another of Shep's comic cohorts), the television newscaster beseeches his listeners to open their windows and yell, "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this any more," an unmistakable echo of Shepherd's radio habit of "hurling an invective" out into the nation's airwaves.
Tens of thousands of intensely enthusiastic fans stayed up past their bedtimes with transistor radios stashed under their pillows to follow “Shep” in his always unpredictable, extemporaneous verbal forays into current events and social mores, his idle thoughts and his captivating tales.
This delightfully entertaining collection of Jean Shepherd army stories, assembled and transcribed by Shepherd biographer Eugene Bergmann, and in print for the first time, vividly captures the wit and humor of the storytelling grand master as though he were once again crooning into his WOR mike to his thousands of spellbound late-night listeners.
Eugene B. Bergmann, author of the landmark Shepherd biography, Excelsior, You Fathead!, was Senior Exhibit Designer at New York’s American Museum of Natural History, where, working with curators including Margaret Mead, he designed scores of exhibits such as the Margaret Mead Hall of Pacific Peoples, the Hall of South American Peoples, and the Hall of Reptiles and Amphibians. He resides on Long Island.
“Excelsior! What a treat to have so many of Jean Shepherd’s war stories consolidated into one volume. Through Shep’s Army comes a revelatory picture of the real ‘inglorious bastards’ -- regular guys inexorably marching on an exercise wheel to nowhere. I would love to see Brad Pitt play Shep in that movie!” --Dee Snyder of Twisted Sister
“He really formed my entire comedic sensibility. I learned how to do comedy from Jean Shepherd.” —JERRY SEINFELD
“Shepherd had the best influence on my sensibility. He helped me pursue that sense of being different, being an individual. He actually made me feel I wasn’t alone.” —Billy Collins, U.S. Poet Laureate
“I don’t think any sense of humor is funny. Rarely. Jean Shepherd is funny.”—Andy Kaufman
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A Serving of Scandal
A Novel by Prue Leith
Prue Leith played a leading role in the revolution of Britain’s eating habits. Having published twelve highly acclaimed cookbooks and held theladle at her own gold standard bistro, she surrendered herself to her ownsecret passion: Culinary Fiction.
This is the first of three Prue Leith novels to inaugurate the Opus Culinary Fiction series. The mysterious juices of life intermingle with Leith’s characters’ creative harvests and subtle sauces.
Kate, a successful caterer to the posh Parliament crowd, inadvertently caters to the pleasures of Britain’s Secretary of State and uncovers her deepening understanding that each life must be a hybrid if it is to survive; substitutions must be part of the expectation; nothing is in season forever. Improvisation isn’t just an escape route; its labyrinthine route is the main highway. There is no one recipe—not even great sex—which will be news to many readers—that will keep a relationship fresh.
Married and a father, Oliver Stapler is totally out of bounds, yet Kate helplessly falls for one of the most public men in England. When someone alerts the gutter press, who cares whether Kate’s affair with Oliver is true or not? It’s a great story that will sell a ton of newspapers—and destroy several lives in the process.
“A three-way romance among food, those who prepare it, and those who eat it; descriptions of 'scratch' meals are as appealing as those of the gourmet dinners Kate creates. When she describes cooking as 'an act of love,' the true heart of the story is revealed." — Publishers Weekly
“Leith has crafted a delicious, must-read tale of deception that mixes sex, lies, and food like no other. Readers will want a second helping.” — Booklist
“Prue Leith was not just born to cook...she was also born to write.”—Daily Mail
“A feel good romance...a dramatic tale...Make a nice cup of tea and enjoy!” —The Times of London
“Those who enjoy romance and good food will find it an ideal novel to take on a holiday.” —Elizabeth Jane Howard
“Positively tearjerking…her descriptions of food are so mouthwatering I put on three pounds just reading it.” —Wendy Holden
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THE PATIENT ECSTASY OF FRAULEIN BRAUN
A Novel by Lavonne Muller
Eva understands Hitler is married to Germany and must herself stand back unacknowledged as he enclasps the world in a passionate, python-like thrall. Until the last days in the final chapter of the Third Reich (and the first chapter of the novel), when Adolf and Eva move into their first home together, the Führerbunker. There, deep underground, hidden from the light of day and the light of history, but laid fully bare to the author’s unblinking eye, Eva Braun’s patriotism and patience finally pay off—in a private wedding ceremony and a cyanide capsule.
Mueller imagines the claustrophobic and morally twisted underground world of the Third Reich’s last gasp. All the Führer’s men and women, like rats in a trap, grow more and more desperate, more and more perverse, as they compete for the final crumbs of attention from their doomed leader. Only one soul remains calm amid the chaos: the ever-patient, ever pliant paramour of the vilest man who ever lived.
As the world around them goes astoundingly mad, their devotion to each other remains unsullied. Trusting. Even innocent.
Eminent biographer Lytton Strachey cautions us that “it is not by the direct method of a scrupulous narration that the explorer of the past can hope to depict that singular epoch. If the author is wise, he/she will…fall upon the flank, or the rear, will shoot a sudden, revealing searchlight into obscure recesses.” Taking Strachey’s advice, Mueller has exposed those “obscure recesses” through the lovesick eyes of Eva Braun.
Lavonne Mueller (Chicago) is the recipient of Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and NEA grants for her writing. As a Fulbright creative artist she worked in Argentina and Jordan; under an Asian Cultural Grant she investigated the culture of Calcutta. Her textbook on creative writing (Doubleday) has remained a classic in schools around the country.
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A Novel by Frances Kazan
The first Arab Spring: revolution and passion seethe and erupt in this action-packed romance during the dying days of the Ottoman Empire. Kazan’s novel takes us intimately behind the veil, to see and experience the Ottoman world, to let us view, from the “other” side, how the cultural and political antagonisms between the Occident and the Orient of the past century look. There are no easy villains or heroes in this story. Only ardent, unforgettable characters.
An American war widow seeks emotional asylum with her sister at the American Consulate in Constantinople during the Allied occupation in 1919. Through a cross-stitched pattern of synchronicity Kazan’s heroine becomes a vital thread in the fate of Mustafa Kemal (later Ataturk) and his battle for his country’s freedom. Based on first-hand accounts of the Turkish nationalist resistance, THE DERVISH details the extraordinary events that culminated in 1923 with the creation of the Republic of Turkey.
THE DERVISH is the dramatic culmination of Kazan’s acclaimed novel Halide’s Gift, the story of two sisters bound by an extraordinary friendship, and torn apart by their love of radically different men. Translated into seven languages, the novel, according to Publishers Weekly, uncovers “an Islamic world on the brink of change [that] is carefully detailed and convincing.”
THE DERVISH will set readers’ heads whirling with its powerful story of political and social power plays. Suspense grows à la Le Carré, as do the parallels to the latest news flashes from our own times of Mideast turmoil.
Praise for Frances Kazan
"Kazan opens a window into a time period and a culture largely ignored or forgotten in the 21st century." --Kirkus Reviews
““Like an intricately patterned Turkish carpet, Halide’s Gift is a complex tale of intrigue, secrets, superstitions and veiled passions set at the end of nineteenth century Constantinople.” — Susan Vreeland, author of Girl in Hyacinth Blue
“Kazan has taken Halide Edib’s true story and turned it into the kind of fiction that illuminates a world.” — Jane Kramer
“I was gripped by Kazan’s evocation of the last days of the Ottoman empire in Halide’s Gift. An impressive novel.” —Pankaj Mishra, author of The Romantics
FRANCES KAZAN (New York), writer, lecturer, producer and arts supporter, holds a Master’s in Turkish studies and is a member of the American Turkish Society. She has served on the board of directors of the Kitchen, St Ann’s Warehouse, and the House Foundation for the Arts. Author’s website: http://franceskazan.com. She is the wife of the late world renowned director, Elia Kazan.
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