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Movie Tie-Ins

For those of you who just couldn't get enough at the box office, our list of super screenplays and marvelous movie tie-ins.

 
1.
American Beauty: The Shooting Script
by Alan Ball, Sam Mendes (Introduction)

Newmarket Press
Paperback - 128 pages
1 Ed edition (October 1, 1999)


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"I read the screenplay and nearly fell out of bed. I thought I better meet him quick before someone else read it."--Kevin Spacey

Actors and critics alike have praised Alan Ball's first feature film screenplay, which tells the off-kilter story of a midlife crisis suffered by Lester Burnham (played by... Read more

 


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Fight Club
by Chuck Palahniuk

Henry Holt (Paper)
Paperback - 208 pages
(September 1999)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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The only person who gets called Ballardesque more often than Chuck Palahniuk is, well... J.G. Ballard. So, does Portland, Oregon's "torchbearer for the nihilistic generation" deserve that kind of treatment? Yes and no. There is a resemblance between Fight Club and works such as Crash and Cocaine... Read more

 


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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace The Illustrated Screenplay
by George Lucas, Rick McCallum (Introduction)

Lucasbooks
Paperback - 150 pages
(May 1999)
(May 3, 1999)

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While the serious Star Wars buff should settle for nothing less than the comprehensive Phantom Menace Illustrated Screenplay, this PM storybook packs a lot of punch in its 64 pages, with well-chosen screen shots and an abbreviated, novelized script. This young-adult adaptation hits all the major... Read more

 


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Shakespeare in Love : A Screenplay
by Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard

Hyperion (J)
Paperback - 169 pages
(March 1999)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Tom Stoppard has always had an ear for the Bard, stretching back to his surreal and hilarious early plays Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Dogg's Hamlet, and Cahoots Macbeth. For those who have already seen the film Shakespeare in Love, this screenplay offers a chance to savor Stoppard's... Read more

 


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Good Will Hunting : A Screenplay
by Matt Damon, et al

Talk Miramax Books
Paperback - 168 pages
1 Ed edition (December 1997)


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5 out of 5 stars
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As director Gus Van Sant observes in the introduction to Matt Damon's and Ben Affleck's screenplay Good Will Hunting, the two young actors somewhat resemble the characters they play in the film: they're best friends, and Affleck (who plays Chuckie) habitually chauffeurs Damon (Will), who doesn't... Read more

 


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The Blair Witch Project
by Dave Stern

Onyx Books
Paperback - 191 pages
(September 1999)
(August 6, 1999)

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4 out of 5 stars
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In the fall of 1994, three student filmmakers, Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, and Michael Williams, ventured into the Black Hills of Maryland to investigate the legend of the Blair Witch. They never returned and to this day are still considered missing. However, one year after their disappearance,... Read more

 


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Election : A Novel
by Tom Perrotta, Tom Perotta

Berkley Pub Group
Paperback - 200 pages
(September 1998)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Tom Perrotta is a remarkably astute observer and writer of the adolescent experience. His Bad Haircut: Stories of the Seventies is a delightful collection of coming-of-age stories, which give insight into the joys and agonies of adolescence. In Perrotta's first full-length novel The Wishbones, a... Read more

 


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Snow Falling on Cedars
by David Guterson

Vintage Books
Paperback - 460 pages
(October 1995)


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4 out of 5 stars
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This is the kind of book where you can smell and hear and see the fictional world the writer has created, so palpably does the atmosphere come through. Set on an island in the straits north of Puget Sound, in Washington, where everyone is either a fisherman or a berry farmer, the story is nominally... Read more

 


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The Art of Sleepy Hollow
by Andrew Kevin Walker(Editor), Tim Burton (Introduction)

Pocket Books
Hardcover - 192 pages
(November 1999)


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3.5 out of 5 stars
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Tim Burton's hallmark as a filmmaker is his bizarre, inventive, and oddly beautiful visual style. It is fitting, then, that the companion book to his movie Sleepy Hollow is a big and beautiful hardback, full of images that range from quietly eerie to eye-popping. The book contains Burton's sketches,... Read more

 


10.   The Bone Collector
by Jeff Deaver, Jeffery Deaver

Signet
Mass Market Paperback - 427 pages
(October 1999)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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The hero of Jeffery Deaver's thriller The Bone Collector is Lincoln Rhyme, a forensic scientist known to his peers as "the world's foremost criminalist." Rhyme will need all his reason--and his considerable stock of high-tech tools--about him to solve this latest brain-twister: a serial killer with... Read more

 


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The Cider House Rules (Modern Library)
by John Irving

Modern Library
Hardcover - 576 pages
(November 1999)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description


First published in 1985, The Cider House Rules is John Irving's sixth novel. Set in rural Maine in the first half of this century, it tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch--saint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Cloud's, ether addict and abortionist. It is... Read more

 


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Angela's Ashes : Movie Tie-In
by Frank McCourt

Touchstone Books
Paperback - 368 pages
(December 1999)


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Book Description

Now a major motion picture from Paramount and Universal Pictures International.

The #1 national bestseller. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and the ABBY Award.

 

"When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was,... Read more

 



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