The English patient: a screenplay

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Methuen Drama, 1997 - Drama - 173 pages
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From the novel by Michael Ondaatje.

Anthony Minghella's screenplay is a gripping adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning story of love, betrayal and loss set against a background of war, spies and intrigue.

"Here is a work of art to break your heart."—Time

"The current movie versions of books are well-meaning, but none comes close to The English Patient in their ability to turn literary prose into cinematic gems."—New York Times


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Review: The English Patient

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I absolutely love this novel!!! The romantic love story between Almassy and Katherine is beautiful to read about. The book is far better than the film and something that everyone who enjoys romance should read. Read full review

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liked the movie lots. didn't really like the book. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Anthony Minghella was formerly a professor of dramatic literature at the University of Hull. In addition to directing the award-winning film The English Patient, he has written extensively for British theater, television, radio, and film.

Michael Ondaatje is a novelist and poet perhaps best known for his Booker Prize winning novel adapted into an Academy Award-winning film, The English Patient. His other books include Secular Love, In the Skin of a Lion, Running in the Family, and The Collected Works of Billy the Kid. He edited From Ink Lake, a selection of Canadian stories, and has won several Governor General's Award for both fiction and poetry.

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