March 12, 2010
Studio: First Run Features
Director: Peter Hanson
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: Peter Hanson, Paul Robert Herman
Starring: Shane Black, John Carpenter, Frank Darabont, William Goldman, Paul Schrader
Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon"), John Carpenter ("Halloween"), Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption"), William Goldman ("Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"), Paul Schrader ("Taxi Driver"), and dozens of other Hollywood screenwriters share penetrating insights and hilarious anecdotes in Peter Hanson and Paul Robert Herman's "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, Morgan Freeman, Stanley Kubrick, Joel Silver, Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg.