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Smoke and Blue in the Face by Paul Auster
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Feb 17, 11

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Read from February 10 to 17, 2011

This book is interesting from the p.o.v. how scriptwriting. There is an interview with Paul Auster about how the screenplay for Smoke evolved from a short story he wrote. The screenplay for Smoke is a better than the movie is to watch. Blue in the Face started as an improvised movie, so Auster gives the scene outlines he gave the actors. A few month later, more controlled scenes were written and the movie was pieced together. This book includes all of pieces that formed the film and the screenplay in its intirety.
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