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Beowulf: The Script Book

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Who will come to the aid of beleaguered King Hrothgar, whose warriors have become the prey of the vengeful outcast monster Grendel?

In the able hands of #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman (Anansi Boys, American Gods) and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction, Silent Hill), a timeless classic adventure takes on a astonishing new life. Her
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 23rd 2007 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Cecilia
Oct 02, 2015 Cecilia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Me gustó mucho la historia así como la ilustración...
En cuanto a la película lo único que me causa un poco de ruido es lo visual, pero la historia en sí es muy buena y en el Cómic lo sigue siendo.
¿Recomendable? Si, definitivamente.
Philip
Aug 27, 2016 Philip rated it really liked it
Want to read John Gardner's Grendel, but thought I should first refamiliarize myself with the Beowulf legend, and so figured this would be a fun way to do so.

Besides just being the final screenplay for the Robert Zemekis motion-capture film, this book also contains the first draft of that screenplay written eight years earlier. And so for anyone interested in the writing process, this is a fascinating book to see how things change from original draft to final product - how the authors add chara
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Brittany
May 11, 2012 Brittany rated it it was amazing
Finding this book was a steal for me. I literally found it in a discount bin for five dollars and I knew I couldn't pass up an opportunity to get it. Honestly, where else was I going to find a Beowulf script book? This book is brilliant (and I do not use that word lightly). I've read my share of plays with striking lines and to die for sequences but a movie script is entirely different. I had already seen the Beowulf movie by the time I found this one so visualizing wasn't a challenge but I fee ...more
Mar
Jun 24, 2015 Mar rated it liked it
I read the graphic. Follows the film closely and uses Anthony Hopkins and Angelina Jolie
Patricia Milanes
Jul 12, 2014 Patricia Milanes rated it liked it
Autographed copy! <3
Mary
Jul 19, 2008 Mary rated it liked it
Shelves: 2008
I thought this was pretty fun to read - it's too bad the movie was SOOOOO awful. I enjoy Neil Gaiman and Roger's work, and this was definitely them shining and having fun. It was a good weekend read and interesting to see the difference between the 2 script versions along with their stories.

It's a shame cause i enjoyed this book, but it must've spoiled the movie cause I couldn't believe how unbelievably painful the movie was.
Chuck Newton
Sep 12, 2015 Chuck Newton rated it did not like it
Shelves: literature
The script and the film are ugly and shallow and bear little semblance to the themes found in Beowulf. The script panders to all that a 13 year old boy wants to see and has none of the depth (ironic for a 3D movie) of the original Anglo-Saxon epic.
PurplyCookie
Aug 29, 2009 PurplyCookie marked it as to-read
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Title Beowulf: The Script Book
Author Neil Gaiman & Roger Avary
Reviewed By Purplycookie


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Brett
Jun 25, 2008 Brett rated it liked it
Kind of cool to read the script that DIDN'T get made. Although, to be honest, it's not radically different from what was "filmed". It is always a pleasure to read Mr. Gaiman's dialogue, though.
Loyd
Jun 29, 2009 Loyd rated it liked it
Reading this screenplay was interesting, but the best part of the book was the history of the path the screenplay took before actually being produced. Good for movie buffs only.
Aramis
Oct 24, 2008 Aramis rated it really liked it
I really put the book on here just as an excuse to talk up how great the movie based on this script is.
Queen
Jan 26, 2013 Queen added it
Shelves: tangible-library
actually, I've got the comic book version based on this script.
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