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Read your favourite film and TV scripts and screenplays and get a fascinating insight into how the stories came to life when shown on screen with Book People's range of TV and film script books.

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay

    JK Rowling

    Product Code: TCOG
    Hardback 9 years +
    (1)
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    The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film starring Eddie Redmayne was a magical treat that followed Newt Scamander all the way to New York City.

    In its sequel, The Crimes of Grindelwald, the Magizoologist makes his way back to Hogwarts for a meeting with Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) and then over to Paris as Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) starts to gather followers for his dark uprising...

    Assisted by sisters Tina (Katherine Waterston) and Queenie (Alison Sudol) Goldstein and No-Maj Jacob Kowalski, Newt has to help Dumbledore stop Grindelwald before it's too late. This book contains J.K. Rowling's original screenplay for the new film and features stunning line art by MinaLima. It lets Muggles of all ages know what happened in the Wizarding World in the time before Harry Potter...

    Please note this is a spellbinding screenplay, not a fiction adaptation.
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  • An Inspector Calls

    JB Priestley

    Product Code: AADUG
    Paperback 14 years +
    Written by English novelist, playwright, scriptwriter and broadcaster, J.B. Priestley. First produced in 1946, An Inspector Calls went on to become a major film in 2015 and won an award for Best Single Drama at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2016.

    It is Priestley's most famous play, in which he demonstrates the horrid consequences of poverty and inequality whilst sustaining a gripping detective thriller storyline.

    The other plays include Time and the Conways and I Have Been Here Before, which explore the idea of precognition and pits fate against free will. Meanwhile, The Linden Tree challenges preconceived ideas of history and how life should be after the war.
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  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    Tennessee Williams

    Product Code: AADVT
    Paperback 13 years +
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    A Penguin Modern Classics book, A Streetcar Named Desire finds southern belle Blanche Dubois arriving in a boisterous area of New Orleans.
    Her delusions of grandeur bring her into conflict with her sister Stella's crude and brutish husband Stanley. Eventually, their collision causes Blanche's fragile sense of identity to crumble and her sanity at risk. Will she ever find happiness?
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  • The Secret Life of the Movies

    Simon Brew

    Product Code: BYYGW
    Paperback
    Get ready to spot hundreds of things you've never seen before across a wide range of films, in this brand new book from the creator of Den Of Geek. From the small references and inspirations, through to clues, hidden meanings and moments in frame that you may have simply missed, this indispensable guide is both a love letter to cinema, and a jam-packed treasure trove that no film fan will want to miss!
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  • A View from the Bridge

    Arthur Miller

    Product Code: ACGLW
    Paperback 14 years +
    Eddie Carbone is a longshoreman and a straightforward man, with a strong sense of decency and of honour. For Eddie, it's a privilege to take in his wife's cousins, straight off the boat from Italy. But, as his niece begins to fall for one of them, it's clear that it's not just, as Eddie claims, that he's too strange, too sissy, too careless for her, but that something bigger, deeper is wrong, and wrong inside Eddie, in a way he can't face. Something which threatens the happiness of their whole family.
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  • To Provide All People

    Owen Sheers

    Product Code: BXXOO
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    'Should be made compulsory reading . . . If it were up to me this clear-sighted yet emotionally charged hymn to the NHS would be added to the curriculum in every high school from Land's End to John O'Groats with immediate effect.' i newspaper July 2018 marked the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service Act. To Provide All People is the intimate story of the NHS in British society today, written by novelist, poet and dramatist Owen Sheers. Depicting 24 hours, with a regional hospital at the centre of the action, the poem charts an emotional and philosophical map of the NHS against the personal experiences that lie at its heart; from patients to surgeons, porters to midwives. This is a world of transformative pains, triumphs, losses and celebrations and joins us all in our universal experiences of health and sickness, birth and death, regardless of race, gender or wealth. Informed by over seventy hours of interviews, the work is punctuated with the historical narrative of the birth of the NHS Act. To Provide All People was filmed by Vox Pictures/BBC Wales.
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  • The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book

    Neil Gaiman

    Product Code: BXHYY
    Hardback
    Written by Neil Gaiman and the late, great Terry Pratchett, Good Omens was a worldwide bestseller when it was first published in 1990 and now - in line with Terry's wishes before he died - Neil has written scripts for a six-part adaptation to be shown on Amazon Prime and the BBC.

    The drama stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant as the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley as they wind up on Earth and are faced with having to stop the inevitable - the end of the world.

    As you might expect, The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book contains Neil's scripts from the show but also much that is new and revelatory and several scenes that are not actually in the final television series.
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  • Detective Pikachu Movie Journal

    Scholastic

    Product Code: BWLFS
    Hardback 7 years +
    Join Detective Pikachu and become a super-sleuth! Learn the tricks of the trade from the best (and only) Pokemon private eye, Detective Pikachu. Shock your friends with your super sleuthing skills - become a master detective, an incredible interrogator, and a clue collector. Filled with amazing activities, fantastic facts and lots of fill-in fun, this Detective Pikachu Movie Journal gives everyone the chance to transform into a master detective! Detective Pikachu arrives in cinemas May 2019! Join the lightning-tailed sleuth, Detective Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds), on a thrilling adventure through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City, a modern metropolis where humans and Pokemon live side by side. Uncover a shocking plot that could threaten the whole Pokemon universe! Live action talent includes Justice Smith, Bill Nighy, Ken Watanabe, Rita Ora, and Kathryn Newton. Directed by Rob Letterman (Goosebumps, Shark Tale, Monsters vs Aliens).
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  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    Joel Coen

    Product Code: BUYYF
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    Death is always the issue-in life, and in the Western. Joel and Ethan Coen's The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a movie of six Western stories. In each, our common destination is approached by a different road. Through each, diverse characters hurry for their final appointment: Oregon Trail-travelers, a gold prospector, a motley crew of stagecoach passengers, a high-plains drifting bank robber, even a singing cowboy. These six stories escort them with a care that either respects, or mocks, the dignity of all. The film stars Tom Waits, James Franco, Liam Neeson, Tim Bake Nelson and Zoe Kazan and is shot with the harsh grandeur of the classic John Ford westerns.
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  • The LEGO Movie 2: Totally Awesome Logbook!

    Scholastic

    Product Code: BTNIR
    Hardback
    A do-it-yourself book with lenticular cover, based on The LEGO(R) MOVIE 2(TM)! A totally awesome logbook based on The LEGO(R) MOVIE 2(TM) starring Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, and more! Do you like answering fun questions, being creative, and making awesome stuff? Then this is the logbook for you! Write stories, draw pictures, meet friends, and have a blast with Emmet, the most awesome guy around!
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  • First Man - The Annotated Screenplay

    Josh Singer

    Product Code: BSBMW
    Hardback
    On the heels of their six-time Academy Award (R)-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar (R)-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures' First Man, the riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie explores the sacrifices and the cost-on Armstrong and on the nation-of one of the most dangerous missions in history. First Man: The Annotated Screenplay is the official companion to the movie, and features a wealth of stunning photography, alongside the full shooting script. Academy Award (R)-winning screenwriter Josh Singer (Spotlight) and James R. Hansen, whose book First Man is the only authorized biography of Armstrong, provide an in-depth commentary on the challenges of dramatizing a fact-based historical motion picture. Exclusive annotations separate those facts from the dramatic fictions the filmmakers utilized, as well as explain the overarching dramatic choices made in telling the story of the man behind the icon.
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  • Wet Hot American Summer

    David Wain

    Product Code: BSBKK
    Hardback
    At long last, this is the definitive Wet Hot American Summer book fans have been clamoring for! Screenwriters David Wain and Michael Showalter take pen to page and create a hilarious, behind-the-scenes annotated version of the original screenplay that launched a thousand Halloween costumes. They provide commentary on and insight into how and why they made the artistic decisions they did while writing and filming the movie that went on to become a true cult classic, as well as an ongoing Netflix series. The book will also feature reproduced ephemera from filming-photos, original (and scathing) reviews, AIM chat conversations, marked up script pages, and so much more. Written and curated by Wain and Showalter, this will be the must-have guide to all things Wet Hot.
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  • Moving Figures

    Corey Schultz

    Product Code: BPXCC
    Hardback
    The "Reform Era" (1979-present) in China has been a time of massive social and economic change, and has witnessed China's transition from socialism to capitalism. This book focuses on how this period of change has been constructed in the films of Jia Zhangke through analyzing the five class figures of worker, peasant, soldier, intellectual, and entrepreneur that are found in his films. It examines how the figures' representation and the films' cinematography create what Raymond Williams terms "structures of feeling" feelings that concretize around a particular time and place which are captured and evoked in art and culture. The book argues that Jia's cinema should be understood not just as narratives that represent Chinese social transition and the director's changing attitudes to them through characters of different social classes, but also as an effort to engage the audience's emotional responses to those figures through representation, symbolism, and the affective experience of specific cinematic tropes. While making specific observations on Jia's films, the book adds to the scholarship about the Reform era by considering how this period's enormous transformations have been "felt," and also opens up many new areas, not only in the existing body of literature about Chinese film, which has mainly taken a political or sociological approach, but also in the larger fields of Chinese visual culture, cultural studies, and the affective qualities of film.
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  • To Provide All People

    Owen Sheers

    Product Code: BPWFD
    Hardback
    July 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service Act. Owen Sheers, the author of Pink Mist and the BAFTA nominated The Green Hollow, has created a virtuosic 'film-poem' to coincide with the Vox Pictures/BBC production broadcast to mark the occasion. To Provide All People is the intimate story of the N.H.S in British society today. Depicting 24 hours in the service, with a regional hospital at the centre of the action, the poem charts an emotional and philosophical map of the N.H.S against the personal experiences that lie its heart; from patients to surgeons, porters to midwives. This is a world of transformative pains, triumphs, losses and celebrations that joins us all in our universal experiences of health and sickness, birth and death, regardless of race, gender or wealth. Based upon over 70 hours of interviews, the work is punctuated with the historical narrative of the birth of the N.H.S Act - from its origins in a local miners' scheme in Tredegar in Wales, through multiple hearings, amendments and battles with the press, the B.M.A and the Conservative party, to its coming into effect in July 1948. To Provide All People is a work that excavates what the N.H.S. represents and means - on a personal and national level - and paints an authentic, tonal picture of a rare social phenomenon, illuminating with exquisite sensitivity and power why the ethos at its heart should always be protected.
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  • The Rockingham Shoot and Other Dramatic Writings

    John McGahern

    Product Code: BPVSK
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    Sinclair; The Sisters; Swallows; The Rockingham Shoot; The Power of Darkness John McGahern, the leading Irish novelist of his generation, wrote a substantial number of compelling scripts for radio and television. This volume brings together five of his produced works, at the heart of which sits the previously unpublished The Rockingham Shoot, a dark and powerful play for television that concerns a Nationalist teacher whose attempt to prevent his pupils beating at a pheasant shoot held in honour of the British Ambassador leads to a shockingly violent incident. Collectively, these dramatic works offer an evocative and often stark account of a deeply troubled and divided nation.
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  • T2 Trainspotting

    John Hodge

    Product Code: BNHGK
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    First there is an opportunity, then there is a betrayal.Twenty years have gone by.Much has changed but just as much remains the same.Mark Renton returns to the only place he can ever call home.They are waiting for him, of course: Spud, Sick Boy, and Frank Begbie.But they are not alone.Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.Mark Renton returns, to the chaos of life and death.
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  • Isle of Dogs

    Wes Anderson

    Product Code: BMMRU
    Hardback
    Wes Anderson startled audiences with his stop-motion animated film of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox.He now displays his unique wit and playful visual sense in an action-filled saga of Samurai dogs.
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  • Engaging Dialogue

    Jennifer O'Meara

    Product Code: BLJZN
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    Explores how American directors engage audiences through dialogue that is creatively designed and executedExamining the centrality of dialogue to American independent cinema, Jennifer O'Meara argues that it is impossible to separate small budgets from the old adage that 'talk is cheap'. Focusing on the 1980s until the present, in particular on the films of directors like Jim Jarmusch, Wes Anderson and Richard Linklater, this book demonstrates how what we think of as 'dialogue' is really its ability to engage audiences and bind together the narrative, aesthetic and performative elements of selected cinema. Questioning the association of dialogue-centred films with the 'literary' and the 'un-cinematic', O'Meara highlights how speech can be central to cinema without overshadowing its medium-specific components, and demonstrates how indie dialogue can instead hinge on an idea of cinematic verbalism.Key FeaturesProvides a framework for analysing dialogue design and execution that can be readily applied to other films and filmmakersHighlights how speech can be central to cinema without overshadowing its medium-specific componentsDevelops new connections between film dialogue, reception studies, independent cinema and auteur studies
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  • Victoria & Abdul

    Lee Hall

    Product Code: BKXIM
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    Victoria & Abdul tells the extraordinary true story of Queen Victoria's relationship with Abdul Karim, her Muslim manservant, who travelled from India to present a ceremonial medal as part of the Queen's Golden Jubilee but within months became her personal teacher of Urdu and dedicated spiritual advisor. The unprecedented and unlikely friendship caused meltdown within the royal household, the ensuing battle royale pitting the Queen against the court and her entire family. Through the prism of a highly unusual love story, Lee Hall's Victoria & Abdul, based on the book by Shrabani Basu, explores race, religion, power and the farce of empire through the prism of a highly unusual love story.
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  • Screen Production Research

    Craig Batty

    Product Code: BKQOJ
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    Aimed at students and educators across all levels of Higher Education, this agenda-setting book defines what screen production research is and looks like-and by doing so celebrates creative practice as an important pursuit in the contemporary academic landscape. Drawing on the work of international experts as well as case studies from a range of forms and genres-including screenwriting, fiction filmmaking, documentary production and mobile media practice-the book is an essential guide for those interested in the rich relationship between theory and practice. It provides theories, models, tools and best practice examples that students and researchers can follow and expand upon in their own screen production projects.
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  • Inception

    Christopher Nolan

    Product Code: BGQNF
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    Inception, writer-director Christopher Nolan's seventh feature film, joins the epic scope of The Dark Knight with the narrative sophistication of Memento. The story of a group of thieves who specialize in invading the mind through one's dreams, Inception explores the Nolan's signature psychological themes of memory, paranoia, and self-doubt as the protagonist, Dom Cobb, is pitted against a hostile subconscious spurred on by personal demons and regrets from the past. In a conversational preface, Nolan discusses with brother and frequent collaborator, Jonah, the genesis of the idea for the film and the decade-long process it took to write it. Detailing the results of Nolan's efforts, Inception: The Shooting Script includes key storyboard sequences, full-color concept art, and an appendix on the workings of the mysterious Pasiv Device that Cobb and his fellow extractors use to initiate the dream-share. An exclusive exploration of a highly original concept, Inception: The Shooting Script is the record of a writer-director at the height of his craft.
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  • All That Fall and Other Plays for Radio and Screen

    Samuel Beckett

    Product Code: BIJWA
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    This new edition brings together all of Beckett's dramatic writings for radio, television, and film, offering works which range from eloquent comic naturalism to an eviscerated and pared-down symbolism. Above all, Beckett found his unique uses for the radio-play, a medium 'for voices not bodies', compacted of speech, sound and silence - and the plays in this volume intently explore the resources and limits of the sound-stage. My father, back from the dead, to be with me. (Pause.) As if he hadn't died. (Pause.) No, simply back from the dead, to be with me, in this strange place. (Pause.) Can he hear me? (Pause.) Yes, he must hear me. (Pause.) To answer me? (Pause.) No, he doesn't answer me. (Pause.) Just be with me. (Pause.) That sound you hear is the sea. (Pause. Louder.) I say that sound you hear is the sea, we are sitting on the strand. (Pause.) I mention it because the sound is so strange, so unlike the sound of the sea, that if you didn't see what it was you wouldn't know what it was. (Pause.). Hooves!
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  • In Bruges

    Martin McDonagh

    Product Code: BIFHE
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    After a shooting in London goes hideously wrong, two hitmen, Ray and Ken, are sent to hide out in the strange, Gothic, medieval town of Bruges, Belgium, by their volatile and dangerous boss, Harry Waters. While awaiting instructions from him as to what to do next, the pair attempt to deal both with their feelings over the botched killing and their differing attitudes towards this curious, otherworldly place they've been dumped in ('Bruges is a shithole.' 'Bruges is not a shithole'), until the call from Harry finally comes through, and all three men are enmeshed in a spiral of bloody violence that few will get out of alive.This jet-black comedy marks the feature-film debut of writer/director Martin McDonagh, award-winning author of such plays as "The Beauty Queen of Leenane", "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" and "The Pillowman", and the film "Six Shooter", which won the Academy Award for the Best Live-Action Short Film. The film stars Colin Farrell as Ray, Brendan Gleeson as Ken, and Ralph Fiennes as Harry. In Bruges was the opening night film at the Sundance Film Festival.
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  • Dunkirk

    Christopher Nolan

    Product Code: BGKBY
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    Christopher Nolan's previous films have presented a dark vision of the uncertainties of the twentieth-first century. With Dunkirk, Nolan has gone back into the past and brought to life one of the momentous events of the twentieth-century - the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk, telling the tale by land, sea, and sky.Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.The film features a prestigious cast, including Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, and newcomer Fionn Whitehead, with Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy.The screenplay is accompanied by a conversation about the film between Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan.
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