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WANT MOVIE SCRIPT? TRY NEWMARKET PRESS

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Lights, camera, action! . . . After dozens of movie scripts of films both classic and awful were published in the '60s and '70s, the form went into a hiatus, but the Newmarket Press is trying to revive it as a viable entity.

Newmarket has already published scripts for "The Shawshank Redemption" and "A Midwinter's Tale," and coming up are the scripts for "The Birdcage," "The Age of Innocence," "Dead Man Walking," "Out of Africa" and "The People vs. Larry Flynt." Aside from some stills, the books also provide storyboards that explain how, if not precisely why, a director staged a given scene in a certain way.Newmarket also published Emma Thompson's script for "Sense and Sensibility," along with her diary of the making of the film. Not to be outdone, Norton will be publishing Kenneth Branagh's script for "Hamlet," while Penguin is publishing Arthur Miller's script for "The Crucible," and Plume Neil Jordan's script for "Michael Collins."

- Scott Eyman