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Norman, Marc 1941-

Works: 43 works in 327 publications in 11 languages and 6,767 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Romantic comedy films  Historical films  History  Comedy films  Romance films  Romance fiction  Fiction  Action and adventure films  Swashbuckler films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Marc Norman
Shakespeare in love by John Madden( Visual )

139 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before!
Oklahoma crude by Marc Norman( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare in love : a screenplay by Marc Norman( Book )

56 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The screenplay to the critically acclaimed film which New York Newsday called one of the funniest, most enchanting, most romantic, and best written tales ever spun from the vast legend of Shakespeare." Marc Norman and renowned dramatist, Tom Stoppard have created the best screenplay of the year according to the Golden Globes and the New York Film Critics Circle
What happens next : a history of American screenwriting by Marc Norman( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screenwriters have always been viewed as Hollywood's stepchildren. Silent-film comedy pioneer Mack Sennett forbade his screenwriters from writing anything down, for fear they'd get inflated ideas about themselves as creative artists. The great midcentury director John Ford was known to answer studio executives' complaints that he was behind schedule by tearing a handful of random pages from his script and tossing them over his shoulder. And Ken Russell was so contemptuous of Paddy Chayefsky's screenplay for Altered States that Chayefsky insisted on having his name removed from the credits. Of course, popular impressions aside, screenwriters have been central to moviemaking since the first motion picture audiences got past the sheer novelty of seeing pictures that moved at all. Soon they wanted to know: What happens next' In this truly fresh perspective on the movies, veteran Oscar-winning screenwriter Marc Norman gives us the first comprehensive history of the men and women who have answered that question, from Anita Loos, the highest-paid screenwriter of her day, to Robert Towne, Quentin Tarantino, Charlie Kaufman, and other paradigm-busting talents reimagining movies for the new century. The whole rich story is here: Herman Mankiewicz and the telegram he sent from Hollywood to his friend Ben Hecht in New York: "Millions are to be grabbed out here and your only competition is idiots." The unlikely sojourns of F. Scott Fitzgerald and William Faulkner as Hollywood screenwriters. The imposition of the Production Code in the early 1930s and the ingenious attempts of screenwriters to outwit the censors. How the script for Casablanca, "a disaster from start to finish," based on what James Agee judged to be "one of the world's worst plays," took shape in a chaotic frenzy of writing and rewriting'and how one of the most famous denouements in motion picture history wasn't scripted until a week after the last scheduled day of shooting'because they had to end the movie somehow. Norman explores the dark days of the Hollywood blacklist that devastated and divided Hollywood's screenwriting community. He charts the rise of the writer-director in the early 1970s with names like Coppola, Lucas, and Allen and the disaster of Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate that led the studios to retake control. He offers priceless portraits of the young William Hurt, Steven Spielberg, and Steven Soderbergh. And he describes the scare of 2005 when new technologies seemed to dry up the audience for movies, and the industry'along with its screenwriters'faced the necessity of reinventing itself as it had done before in the face of sound recording, color, widescreen, television, and other technological revolutions. Impeccably researched, erudite, and filled with unforgettable stories of the too often overlooked, maligned, and abused men and women who devised the ideas that others brought to life in action and words on-screen, this is a unique and engrossing history of the quintessential art form of our time. From the Hardcover edition
Cutthroat Island by Renny Harlin( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morgan Adams, the female captain of a pirate ship, is on a treasure hunt for millions of pounds of gold reportedly buried somewhere on Cutthroat Island. She and her uncles each hold sections of the map to the treasure. While Morgan is willing to make deals and agree to share the wealth in order to put the map together, her Uncle Dawg would rather kill everyone in his way, including his niece
Fool's errand : a novel by Marc Norman( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and German and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aviator by George Miller( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ed Anscombe is haunted by the memory of a plane crash he feels responsible for. Now working for the U.S. Mail Service, he must carry a beautiful, young star. When their plane goes down, their lives are threatened in the treacherous mountain terrain, yet romance flowers in this unlikely environment
Bike riding in Los Angeles by Marc Norman( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma : Shakespeare in love( Visual )

in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before
Breakout( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick Colton (Bronson), a reckless pilot hopes to rescue imprisoned Jay Wagner (Robert Duvall) who was framed by Harris Wagner (John Huston)
The Killer elite by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elite assassins ... take on jobs too risky for even the CIA to handle. They're best friends, superior marksmen and on the A-list when it comes to killing. But when one high-powered hitman betrays another, the intrigue, the violence and the thrills become ... a very personal war"--Container
Cutthroat Island : a novel by John Gregory Betancourt( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Press kit includes an opening announcement letter and a booklet which contains a listing of cast and credits, a short synopsis of the story, about the production, cast and filmmakers
Zandy's bride( Visual )

2 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zandy Allen invites his mail-order bride Hannah into his life on the ranch. He only wants an heir, but she wants a home and roots. He often mistreats his wife, until Hannah takes a stand, and Zandy must change to keep her
Oklahoma crude( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic drama about the Oklahoma oil boom and those who tried to survive under the harsh conditions of the time
Blown away : and, the killer elite( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The killer elite: James Caan plays a man who learns that his trade-assassination, gunplay, martial arts-is ultimately a one way street to extermination. Robert Duvall is his partner and friend who savagely betrays him
L'île aux pirates by Renny Harlin( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au XVIIème siécle, dans la mer des caraïbes, une ravissante flubustière aussi intrépide que séduisante et un brigand plein de charmes nous entraînent dans une tumultueuse saga de cape et d'épées
Emma : Shakespeare in love ; Proof( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of one of her father's former students, Catherine, a devoted daughter, must come to terms with the death of her father, a brilliant mathematician whose genius was crippled by mental instability. After his death, a notebook containing a mathematical proof is found and Catherine claims the proof is her own work
Tueur d'élite by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in French and Multiple languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sous-traitant de la CIA, Mike Locken est un baroudeur qui exécute sans état d'âme des missions secrètes. Jusqu'au jour où son coéquipier passe dans le camp ennemi et le blesse grièvement. Dès lors, il n'a plus qu'une idée en tête : recouvrer son intégrité physique et se venger
Waterworld : a novel by Max Allan Collins( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in French and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman de science-fiction (anticipation)
The aviator( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edgar Anscombe, whose latest cargo fo the newly formed airmail service includes the feisty Tillie Hansen. When a plane crash in the remote wilderness sparks a journey of survival, these two unlikely companions are forced to face harsh conditions, a savage environment ... and each other."--Back cover
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Shakespeare in love
Alternative Names
Marc Norman Amerikaans scenarioschrijver

Marc Norman sceneggiatore statunitense

Marc Norman US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor und Filmproduzent

Марк Норман

Норман, Марк

מרק נורמן

مارک نورمن فیلمنامه‌نویس و تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

ノーマン, マーク


Shakespeare in love : a screenplayWhat happens next : a history of American screenwritingWaterworld : a novel