Michael Clayton: The Shooting Script

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Newmarket Press, Nov 5, 2007 - Drama - 147 pages
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The official screenplay book tie-in to the hit thriller from Warner Bros., starring Academy Award(R) winner George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, and Sydney Pollack, and written and directed by Tony Gilroy ("The Bourne Identity" and "The Bourne Supremacy"). Michael Clayton (George Clooney) is an in-house "fixer" at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. A former criminal prosecutor, Clayton takes care of Kenner, Bach & Ledeen's dirtiest work at the behest of the firm's co-founder Marty Bach (Sydney Pollack). Though burned out and hardly content with his job, his divorce, a failed business venture, and mounting debt have left Clayton inextricably tied to the firm. At the agrichemical company U/North, meanwhile, the career of in-house counsel Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton) rests on the multimillion-dollar settlement of a class action suit that Clayton's firm is leading to a seemingly successful conclusion. But when Kenner Bach's brilliant and guilt-ridden attorney Arthur Edens (Tom Wilkinson) sabotages the U/North case, Clayton faces the biggest challenge of his career and his life. The Newmarket Shooting Script(R) book includes the complete script, an exclusive foreword by William Goldman, a Q&A with writer/director Tony Gilroy, a color photo section, and the complete cast and crew credits.

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User Review  - Jim Truong - Goodreads

Excellent script to learn the craft -- dialogue, character, action, etc. Read full review

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User Review  - Karen Hyatt - Goodreads

Obviously, I don't usually read movie scripts! But after seeing this movie - more than once - I had to read it! For anyone concerned about the environment, social justice and truthfulness in our social discourse - let it challenge you! Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Tony Gilroy makes his directorial debut with "Michael Clayton". He is the acclaimed screenwriter of "The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, Dolores Claiborne, The Devil's Advocate", and "Armageddon", among other films.

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