Milk: The Shooting Script

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9781557048271: Milk: The Shooting Script

His life changed history. His courage changedlives. In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to theSan Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming thefirst openly gay man to be voted into major publicoffice in America. His victory was not just avictory for gay rights; he forged coalitions acrossthe political spectrum. From senior citizens tounion workers, Harvey Milk changed the verynature of what it means to be a fighter for humanrights and became, before his untimely death in1978, a hero for all Americans.

Academy Award® winner Sean Penn stars asHarvey Milk, with Emile Hirsch as Cleve Jones,Josh Brolin as Dan White, Diego Luna as JackLira, and James Franco as Scott Smith, under thedirection of Academy Award® nominee Gus VanSant, filmed on location in San Francisco, from anoriginal screenplay by Dustin Lance Black.

This Newmarket Shooting Script® Book includes:

  • Exclusive introduction by director Gus Van Sant
  • Complete Shooting Script
  • Scene Notes by Dustin Lance Black
  • An exclusive conversation with Black, Van Sant, and Cleve Jones, one of the original political activists with Harvey Milk
  • Color photo section
  • Complete cast and crew credits

Also read Milk: A Pictorial History featuring oralhistories, archival photographs, and the story ofthe making of the film.

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About the Author:

Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black worked on the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated television series Big Love as a writer and producer for three seasons. He also wrote screenplays for Pedro, profiling the late AIDS activist and reality television star Pedro Zamora.



Oscar®-nominated director Gus Van Sant iswell known for such movies as Drugstore Cowboy, MyOwn Private Idaho, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, To DieFor, Good Will Hunting, and Finding Forrester.

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"I always thought of Castro Street itself and City Hall as being two separate and not connectable places in San Francisco, and here was the connection: the man from Castro Street who glued Castro Street into City Hall, along with the lifestyle of the denizens of Castro Street. And I always thought that was kind of the portrait that I was interested in somehow showing....That was something that Lance's script did really well." -Director Gus Van Sant, from the book

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