The English Patient: A Screenplay

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Miamax, Nov 15, 1996 - Performing Arts - 189 pages
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Based on Michael Ondaatje's international bestseller, Anthony Minghella's epic screenplay is published to coincide with the release of the Miramax Film.
The English Patient is a story of adventure, intrigue, betrayal, and love about four strangers whose diverse lives become inextricably connected. The story is told largely through the eyes of an unknown English patient, the sole survivor of a plane shot down near the beginning of World War Two, his mind awash with a life's worth of secrets and passions. As tales of past and present unfold, the characters reveal themselves to one another and two sensual love stories emerge. Their dangerous journeys from Cairo through the Sahara Desert take them toward an unforgettable conclusion in an abandoned Italian monastery at the close of the war.

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User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

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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User Review  - Martin Rowe - Goodreads

I saw the movie before I read the book, which is probably why I prefer the film's sweep, romance, and exoticism to the book's fragmented and impressionistic erudition. To their credit, Michael ... Read full review

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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.

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