Overview

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.

  1. Peter Hanson

    Director, Writer

  2. Paul Robert Herman

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. John Carpenter

    John Carpenter

    Himself

  2. Frank Darabont

    Frank Darabont

    Himself

  3. Steven E. de Souza

    Steven E. de Souza

    Himself

  4. Antwone Fisher

    Antwone Fisher

    Himself

  5. William Goldman

    William Goldman

    Himself

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Tales from the Script
Tales from the Script

Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • January 10, 2009
    PG
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 45m

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