Black Hawk Down: The Shooting Script

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HarperCollins, Mar 25, 2002 - Performing Arts - 208 pages
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New in the acclaimed series—based on the bestselling book by Mark Bowden, the new movie from acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator), and renowned producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Pearl Harbor) starring Josh Hartnett, coming from Revolution Studios and distributed by Columbia Pictures in January 2002. Based on actual events, Black Hawk Down is the heroic account of a group of elite US soldiers sent into Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993 as part of a UN peacekeeping operation to quell the civil war and famine ravaging the country. Young Rangers and veteran Delta Force soldiers fight side by side against overwhelming odds. For eighteen harrowing hours, outnumbered and surrounded, tensions flare, friends are lost, alliances are formed and soldiers learn the true nature of war and heroism. The cast also includes: Eric Bana, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, William Fichiner, and Sam Shepard. 20 b/w photos. credits.

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Ken Nolan has been a working screenwriter in Hollywood since his first script sale to Warner Brothers Studios in 1994. He wrote the screenplay for the blockbuster war film "Black Hawk Down," based on the book by Mark Bowden. For the TNT miniseries "The Company," based on the bestselling spy novel by Robert Littell, he received a Writers Guild Award. He continues to work in Hollywood as an in-demand writer of film and television. He grew up shuttling between divorced parents in Portland, Oregon and Buffalo, New York. He now lives in Los Angeles with his wife, daughter, and two dogs. "The Spawn" is Ken Nolan's first novel.

Mark Bowden has been a reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty-one years and has won many national awards for his writing. He is the author of "Black Hawk Down," "Bringing the Heat," "Doctor Dealer", "Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw." and, most recently, The Finish: "The Killing of Osama bin Laden". Bowden has also written for Talk, Men's Journal, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone and Playboy, among others. The original series of articles which became "Black Hawk Down" earned him the Overseas Press Club's Hal Boyle Award, and made him a finalist for the NBA in nonfiction.

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