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ADAPTATION Shooting Script & Book

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From the director and writer of Being John Malkovich—a film by Spike Jonze, starring Nicolas Cage and Meryl Streep, from a screenplay by Charlie and Donald Kaufman about the adaptation of the bestselling book The Orchid Thief—an exciting filmbook in the Newmarket Shooting Script® series.
This head trip from director Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich) concerns 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 Susan Orlean's book The Orchid Thief, writes himself into the movie...taking Robert McKee's Story Seminar to help him find art and success.
The Orchid Thief tells the story of a Florida man who schemes to clone the "ghost orchid" and sell it to people all over the world who are struck with orchidelirium, the obsession with collecting rare orchids at any price. Adaptation: The Shooting Script® includes the complete screenplay, a selection of 20 black-and-white movie stills, as well as an introduction by Charlie Kaufman, and a lengthy critical commentary by Robert McKee.
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Newmarket Press; illustrated edition edition (December 19, 2002)
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Language: English
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