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By Dustin Lance Black (Screenplay by); Gus Van Sant (Introduction by)

Newmarket Press, Paperback, 9781557048271, 130pp.

Publication Date: November 4, 2008


His life changed history. His courage changedlives. In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to theSan Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming thefirst openly gay man to be voted into major publicoffice in America. His victory was not just avictory for gay rights; he forged coalitions acrossthe political spectrum. From senior citizens tounion workers, Harvey Milk changed the verynature of what it means to be a fighter for humanrights and became, before his untimely death in1978, a hero for all Americans.

Academy Award(r) winner Sean Penn stars asHarvey Milk, with Emile Hirsch as Cleve Jones, Josh Brolin as Dan White, Diego Luna as JackLira, and James Franco as Scott Smith, under thedirection of Academy Award(r) nominee Gus VanSant, filmed on location in San Francisco, from anoriginal screenplay by Dustin Lance Black.

This Newmarket Shooting Script(r) Book includes: Exclusive introduction by director Gus Van SantComplete Shooting ScriptScene Notes by Dustin Lance BlackAn exclusive conversation with Black, Van Sant, and Cleve Jones, one of the original political activists with Harvey MilkColor photo sectionComplete cast and crew credits

Also read Milk: A Pictorial History featuring oralhistories, archival photographs, and the story ofthe making of the film.

About the Author
Dustin Lance Black (born June 10, 1974) is an American screenwriter, director, film and television producer, and LGBT rights activist. He has won two Writers Guild of America Awards for his work on the television series Big Love and an Academy Award for the 2008 film Milk.

Black is a Founding Board Member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights[1] and writer of 8, a staged reenactment of the federal trial that led to an appellate court's overturn of California's Proposition 8.