Good Will Hunting: A Screenplay

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Miamax, Dec 25, 1997 - Performing Arts - 144 pages
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As director Gus Van Sant observes in the introduction to Matt Damon's and Ben Affleck's screenplay Good Will Hunting, the two young actors somewhat resemble the characters they play in the film: they're best friends, and Affleck (who plays Chuckie) habitually chauffeurs Damon (Will), who doesn't drive. Van Sant says we can see how badly Damon drives by watching the film's last scene, in which he is actually driving the car with the camera mounted on it. But Damon and company write better than he drives; this script contains some of the boldest, best monologues since Pulp Fiction.Van Sant and cast member Robin Williams helped the young actors tame the tigers in their cranial tanks, trimming the script into a precision instrument. Though the stills from the film are not perfectly matched to their places in the script, this story remains as much a joy to read as it is towatch on the big screen.

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Love the script more than the movie! Gotta see about this girl! Don't forget the coffee! Read full review

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User Review  - Kris - My Novelesque Life - Goodreads

4.5 STARS I saw this movie twice in theatres, bought the DVD and watched it a few times is among my top favourite movies. I cannot pin down the exact reason I like it or the stars. I ordered ... Read full review


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About the Reader: Matt Damon

Matt Damon's film career has including starring roles in Good Will Hunting (which he co-wrote), The Rainmaker, Saving Private Ryan, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and the upcoming All the Pretty Horses. He is currently producing the TV mini-series on A People's History of the United States.

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