Art school confidential: a screenplay

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Fantagraphics Books, 2006 - Performing Arts - 181 pages
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The official book companion to the film starring John Malkovich and Max Minghella.

Art School Confidential is Dan Clowes and Terry Zwigoff's major motion picture follow-up to their acclaimed debut feature, Ghost World, in 2001. Directed by Zwigoff from a script by Clowes (his first since his Oscar-nominated debut screenplay for Ghost World), the film stars John Malkovich, Max Minghella, Jim Broadbent, Steve Buscemi, Anjelica Huston and Sophia Myles. The film premieres in April 2006 from Sony Pictures Classics.

Art School Confidential follows Jerome (Minghella), an art student who dreams of becoming the greatest artist in the world. The film expands on a short comic story by Dan Clowes that was originally published, in black-and-white, in his hit comic book series Eightball; for this new book, the strip will be published in full-color for the first time.

This scrapbook/screenplay also features the shooting script for the film, including several scenes edited out from the final cut. It also boasts two full-color sections jammed with stills from the film, character designs from Clowes' sketchbook, artwork created as set dressing by Clowes and his friends, and many other surprises.

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User Review  - cantinera - LibraryThing

I actually preferred the screenplay to the actual film. Not Daniel Clowes' best (probably due to not being an actual graphic novel), but I did like how much it poked fun at art school and the art world. Read full review

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Daniel Clowes was born in Chicago in 1961. His comic-book series Eightball is in its tenth year, and his work has appeared in Esquire, The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, and Newsweek. A feature film based on Ghost World, his second book is currently in production in Hollywood. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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