Elizabethtown (Screenplay) by Cameron Crowe; 1 edition; First published in Cameron Crowe Screenplays, Cameron Crowe, Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous, Say Anything. SHARES . Elizabethtown (). Elizabethtown has 43 ratings and 3 reviews. XxXviciously said: its The screenplay to the latest film from the Oscar-winning writer/ director of Jerry Maguire and.

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Elizabethtown: The Screenplay– book review

Suddenly the laughingstock of the industry, dumped by his boss and his girl, things can’t seem to get worse–until Drew gets word of his father’s death. With his mother grief-stricken and his sister needed by her side, Drew must travel to his father’s provincial hometown of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, to attend the memorial on his family’s behalf.

On the flight, Drew meets Claire Kirsten Dunsta witty and charming flight attendant, who helps him navigate the rough waters ahead and proves that even in our darkest hour love and redemption are never out of reach. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Elizabethtownplease sign up. Lists with This Book.

Nov 18, XxXviciously added it. Dec 06, Nick rated it really liked it. It’s an excellent story that Scteenplay think requires some empathy from the reader to fully appreciate. Maybe you have to walk a little in the shoes of Drew to care about his predicament. I don’t think so. Not if you’ve had some of screejplay experiences. You have to have had some big first-hand losses or failures? Scrdenplay you have to spend enough time leading product development, out on a limb, to feel Drew’s pain over his failed shoe design.

Maybe you have to los It’s an excellent story that I think requires some empathy from the reader to fully appreciate. Maybe you have to lose your dad and help your family grieve. Maybe you have to fall in love with a stranger when you don’t expect it.

Maybe you have to take a road trip before you know what you’re talking about. Maybe you have to have been to Kentucky. Maybe you have to spend enough time on airplanes and wheeling a bag through airports to empathize. Maybe you have to love music like Cameron Crowe to appreciate the soundtrack.


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Maybe you have to have rural-type relatives like these Drew has before you’re to merely poke fun at elizabethtkwn.

I get that the movie has mixed reviews. I loved it and saw it before I read the screenplay. I get that there is some legit criticism to stick to this screenplay.


For me its ambitious subject matter rules the day and merits the higher score. After all, it’s a story about the biggest stuff there is: The themes are giant and combined elegantly.

You might miss that due to the lack of sweeping orchestral soundtrack. Any one of these themes could fill up a great film. Taken together, the challenge is to make them all deep enough and not just skim them. When it clicks, it’s downright poignant. Speaking of skimming, the character of Claire leaves you wondering. There’s just enough mystery about her that you could imagine wanting a sequel to follow Claire and Drew after the end of the story –I want a book as richly about her as this one is about Drew.

This book also has an excerpt from Cameron Crowe’s diary from his making of the film which is a great little read for anyone in the biz. Jun 02, Sovotchka rated it liked it Shelves: I came across this script while looking for some background information on the movie “Elizabethtown”.

I enjoyed reading it, perhaps as much as I would enjoy reading a play. If you detest reading plays, back off. This book helped me to realize three things. And since every new one is detailed here, that gets quite difficult to read. Thankfully though, not every new shot was described. Even with pictures attached. I don’t think I will become an actor then. If you loved the movie and want to experience the story again in a different form, go ahead and do so but I don’t promise you will like it.

If you haven’t seen the movie, go watch it first. If you didn’t like the movie, why in the world would you want to read the screenplay? Sini rated it really liked it Jun 18, Charity rated it it was amazing Jun 22, Cheryl Ruiz rated it it was amazing Oct 04, Brian Duffield rated it it was ok Aug 23, Jeff Tompkins rated it it was amazing Feb 15, Gail Boos rated it liked it Dec 17, Tony rated it did not like it Aug 06, Louisa rated it liked it May 20, Angi rated it really liked it Jan 08, Sharyn O’leary rated it it was ok Jul 25, Djrmel rated it it was ok Apr 04, Linda Solis rated it it was amazing May 26, Sam rated it it was amazing Jun 11, Annie rated it liked it Jun 12, Julia Berglund rated it really liked it Feb 12, Cleo rated it it was amazing Dec 16, Mike Angelo rated it it was amazing Jul 16, Lily Percy rated it it was amazing Aug 08, Brant Chesser rated it liked it Jul 11, Kelsey Zielke rated it really liked it Apr 11, Weng Cahiles rated it liked it Aug 26, Jewlie Williams rated it it was amazing Jan 21, Ana Braz rated it it was amazing Aug 12, Walaa rated it really liked it Apr 23, Abanoub Hanna rated it it was amazing Feb 25, Rhonda Rae Baker rated it really liked it Feb 05, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Before moving into the film industry, Crowe was contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine, for which he still frequently writes.

Elizabethtown by Cameron Crowe

Crowe has made his mark with character-driven, personal films that have been generally hailed as refreshingly original and void of cynicism. Michael Screenplqy in the New York Times called Crowe “something of a cinematic spokesman for the post-baby boom generation” because his first few films focused on that specific age group, first as high schoolers and then as young adults making their way in the world.

Later, he wrote and directed one more high school saga, Say Anythingand then Singlesa story of Seattle twentysomethings that was woven together by a soundtrack centering on that city’s burgeoning grunge music scene. Crowe landed his biggest hit, though, with the feel-good Jerry Maguire. After this, he was given a green light to go ahead with a pet project, the autobiographical effort Almost Famous.

Centering on a teenage music journalist on tour with an up-and-coming band, it gave insight to his life as a year-old writer for Rolling Stone. Also, in screenpllayCrowe released his second book, Conversations with Billy Wildera question and answer session with the legendary director.

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