Taking Woodstock: The Shooting Script

Taking Woodstock: The Shooting Script

by James Schamus, Ang Lee

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Overview

A generation began in his backyard. . . . TakingWoodstock is a new comedy inspired by thetrue story of Elliot Tiber and his family, whoinadvertently played a pivotal role in making thefamed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival intothe happening that it was.

It's 1969, and Elliot Tiber, a down-on-his-luckinterior designer in Greenwich Village, New York, hasto move back upstate to help his parents run theirdilapidated Catskills motel, the El Monaco. WhenElliot hears that a neighboring town has pulled thepermit on a hippie music festival, he calls the producers,thinking he could drum up some much-neededbusiness for the motel. Three weeks later, half a millionpeople are on their way to his neighbor's farm inBethel, New York, and Elliot finds himself sweptup in a generation-defining experience that wouldchange his life—and American culture—forever.

Taking Woodstock is directed by Ang Lee with ascreenplay by James Schamus, based on the book byElliot Tiber with Tom Monte, and stars DemetriMartin, Dan Fogler, Henry Goodman, Jonathan Groff,Eugene Levy, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and ImeldaStaunton, with Emile Hirsch and Liev Schreiber.

This Newmarket Shooting Script® Book includes:

  • Exclusive Foreword by Ang Lee
  • Exclusive Introduction by James Schamus
  • Complete Shooting Script
  • 32-page color portfolio, including production notes, movie stills, and historical photos
  • Timeline and glossary
  • Complete cast and crew credits

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557048479
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/04/2009
Series: Shooting Script Series
Edition description: Media Tie
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.20(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.

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.

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