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    Adaptation (Newmarket Shooting Script) (Paperback) By (author) Charlie Kaufman, By (author) Robert McKee, Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman, Screenplay by Donald Kaufman

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    DescriptionOne of the most talked about scripts of the year, Adaptation is the story of an orchid collector (Chris Cooper), a journalist (Meryl Streep, as author Susan Orlean), and the screenwriter (Charlie Kaufman, played by Nicolas Cage) who, in adapting Orlean's bestselling book The Orchid Thief, writes himself and his twin brother (also played by Cage) into the movie. In the foreword, written exclusively for this Newmarket edition, Orlean reveals her own struggle to tell the story of the orchid, and her delight that "strangely, marvelously, hilariously, Kaufman's screenplay has ended up not being a literal Adaptation of my book, but a spiritual one." In a fascinating interview, Kaufman and Jonze take readers behind the scenes of Adaptation and their other films to speak about how they collaborate, where truth and fiction diverge, the challenges of balancing various storylines, why they do not like to comment on the meaning of their work, and Kaufman's approach to writing: "I try to write in the midst of confusion and be strong enough to stay there, rather than swim to the shore of some kind of conclusion." Finally, screenwriting guru Robert McKee's commentary attempts to analyze Kaufman's work, identifying many of his themes including "that grand twentieth-century preoccupation with the Self." In the acclaimed Newmarket Shooting Script series format, the book includes the complete screenplay, Orlean's foreword, the interview with Kaufman and Jonze, McKee's critical commentary, 24 black-and-white stills, and cast and crew credits.


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    Title
    Adaptation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charlie Kaufman, By (author) Robert McKee, Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman, Screenplay by Donald Kaufman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781557045119
    ISBN 10: 1557045119
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: PER004000
    DC21: 791.4372
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    B&T General Subject: 221
    DC22: 791.4372
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 92
    BIC subject category V2: AP
    BISAC V2.8: PER004050
    DC22: 791.43/72
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: PN1997.2 .A32 2002
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition statement
    Shooting Script ed.
    Publisher
    Roundhouse Publishing Ltd
    Imprint name
    Roundhouse Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    22 May 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford