The Hulk: The Illustrated Screenplay

The Hulk: The Illustrated Screenplay

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Overview

The only official book on the making of the new film from the director of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon—a full-color, behind-the-scenes companion to the eagerly awaited blockbuster from Universal Pictures, featuring an all-star cast: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott, Josh Lucas, and Nick Nolte.Acclaimed filmmaker Ang Lee's concept for his film adaptation of the classic Marvel Comics series The Hulk combines all the elements of a blockbuster visual effects-intensive superhero movie with the brooding romance and tragedy of Universal's classic horror films. In depicting The Hulk as both a superhero and a monster, a wish fulfillment and a nightmare, Lee and his team have stayed true to the early subversive spirit of the character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, while completely updating The Hulk and projecting it into the dangers and aspirations of contemporary times. Eric Bana (Black Hawk Down) stars as scientist Bruce Banner, whose inner demons transform him in the aftermath of a catastrophic experiment. Academy Award®-winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) portrays Betty Ross, whose scientific genius unwittingly helps unleash The Hulk; Nick Nolte (The Thin Red Line) plays Banner's brilliant father, who passes on a tragic legacy to his son; and Sam Elliott (The Contender) portrays the commander of a top-secret military research center. With more than 120 color images, the Newmarket Pictorial Moviebook includes the motion picture screenplay written by James Schamus, behind-the-scenes photos in bringing the big green superhero to life through visual effects, creature design concept art, and many fascinating articles about the cast and filmmakers.


About the Author:
: Ang Lee directed The Hulk, along with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Ride with the Devil; The Ice Storm; Sense and Sensibility; Eat Drink Man Woman; The Wedding Banquet; and Pushing Hands. James Schamus wrote the motion-picture screenplay and co-produced The Hulk. Previously, he wrote or co-wrote Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Ride with the Devil; The Ice Storm; Eat Drink Man Woman; The Wedding Banquet; and Pushing Hands.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557045973
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/14/2003
Series: Pictorial Moviebook
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

James Schamus is the CEO ofFocus Features as well as a Professorin Columbia University's School ofthe Arts, where he teaches film historyand theory. His script for The IceStorm (which Ang Lee directed) wonthe Best Screenplay Award at theCannes Film Festival.

Ang Lee won the Academy Award®for Best Director for BrokebackMountain and also received an Oscar®nomination for directing CrouchingTiger, Hidden Dragon (from the scriptby James Schamus).

Schamus and Lee have also collaboratedas writer and director onLust, Caution; Hulk; Ride with the Devil; Eat, Drink, Man,Woman; The Wedding Banquet; and Pushing Hands.

Stan Lee is the creator of SpiderMan and the force behind Marvel Comics.

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