Little Children: The Shooting Script (Paperback)

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Little Children: The Shooting Script (Paperback)


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Little Children centers on a handful of individuals whose livesintersect on the playgrounds, town pools, and streets of theirsmall community in surprising and potentially dangerousways. While it is based on an acclaimed novel, Todd Field andTom Perrotta wanted to create a film that stood on its own,independent of the book. Tom Perrotta says: "For me, as anovelist, the attraction of a film adaptation lies precisely in thisopportunity to re-imagine my book with someone else, andexplore new possibilities for the characters and the story."

Todd Field elaborates: "The struggle for identity is whatthese characters battle from the start; it leads to a hunger theyare unable to satiate—violence and fear hold sway. The shameof how they see themselves when the fingers start pointing.It was with this idea in mind that Tom and I began our worktogether."

This Newmarket Shooting Script® Book includes:

  • Introduction by Tom Perrotta
  • New Yorker film review by David Denby
  • Complete Shooting Script
  • 30 color still photographs
  • Cast and filmmaker credits

Todd Field, director, producer, andco-writer of Little Children, made hisfeature film debut at the SundanceFilm Festival with In the Bedroom,which won international acclaim andfive Academy Award® nominations,including Best Screenplay andBest Picture.

Tom Perrotta, co-writer, is theauthor of five acclaimed works offiction—Little Children, Election, TheWishbones, Joe College, and BadHaircut. In addition to writing fictionand screenplays, he has worked as ajournalist and college teacher.

Product Details ISBN: 9781557047779
ISBN-10: 1557047774
Publisher: Newmarket Press
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2007
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Shooting Script