Cast Away: Shooting Script

Full Title Cast Away: Shooting Script
ISBN 1557044813
ISBN13 9781557044815
Publisher Newmarket Press
Authors William Broyles
Robert Zemeckis

Cast Away began in 1994 when Fox executive Elizabeth Gabler told me that Tom Hanks thought there might be a movie in the story of a modern man stranded on a desert island...which Tom jokingly called 'Chuck of the Jungle'.

So begins William Broyles, Jr.'s fascinating introduction, written exclusively for this book, about the process and challenges inherent in writing a screenplay that was not, by design, going to have a lot of dialogue in it, and about his collaboration with two extraordinarily gifted artists, actor Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis.

Broyles's introduction shows how a movie and its story evolve, shift, and shape while the creators grapple with all manner of internal and external choices: from developing what was Tom Hanks's idea into a story, and building a narrative structure and thematic threads into a screenplay, to researching the details of the specific - and ironic - situation of a FedEx executive stranded on a desert island.

Dimensions 6.97 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.32 (d)
Subjects Film Genres & Subjects - Screenplays


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