Next Stop Hollywood: Short Stories Bound for the Screen

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Steve Cohen
Macmillan, May 29, 2007 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Historically, short stories were a rich source of successful movies and significant films. Classics such as Rear Window, High Noon, Psycho, All About Eve, and Blade Runner began as short stories. Unfortunately, many of the major venues for discovering new talent—The Saturday Evening Post, Colliers, and Mademoiselle—are gone. Today, short stories are again becoming an important basis for major motion pictures and television, with films such as Brokeback Mountain, Good Will Hunting, and Minority Report.

One reason short stories are making a Hollywood comeback is Next Stop Hollywood, an organization dedicated to finding both new talent and terrific material. This volume, selected by more than sixty movie-buff readers and advised by an editorial board of Hollywood insiders, picks up where those magazines left off. These very same stories may be at a theater near you in the near future. For anyone who has been disappointed by the movies of our day compared to those of the Golden Era of Hollywood, refresh yourself with these exciting short stories, and the possibilities they hold.

 

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User Review  - RussellBittner - LibraryThing

So far, I've read only the novella-length "An Age of Marvels and Wonders" and "Mexico," both by Perry Glasser. These two stories alone would justify the purchase of the anthology. Perry has a ... Read full review

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User Review  - rvctheraven - Overstock.com

ive read 15 good stories with someof them excellent. Door beast 9vb is brilliant sci fi remeniscient of phillip k dick. dirk snigby is a great hook. the good kid just makes you want to read. gone to ... Read full review

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Contents

An Age of Marvels and Wonders
1
Dirk Snigbys Guide to the Afterlife
50
Mexico
74
The Adam Collection
120
Gone to Mums
136
The Injunction
155
My Stunt Wife
173
AKA
185
Some Pig
225
The Good Kid
250
Blind Man in the Halls of Justice
256
The Piano
281
Waltzing Matilda
291
The Equation
315
Acknowledgments
331
Contributors
333

The Door Beast Nine Vee Bee
207

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Next Stop Hollywood (NSH) is an an organization founded by STEVE COHEN that searches for unpublished short stories that have the potential to be transformed into great motion pictures. The authors will range from a Edgar-winning mystery writer to an aspiring author and recent college graduate.

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