The Shooting Script
Publication Date: November 2008
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His life changed history. His courage changed lives. In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into major public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before his untimely death in 1978, a hero for all Americans.
Academy Award® winner Sean Penn stars as Harvey Milk, with Emile Hirsch as Cleve Jones, Josh Brolin as Dan White, Diego Luna as Jack Lira, and James Franco as Scott Smith, under the direction of Academy Award® nominee Gus Van Sant, filmed on location in San Francisco, from an original screenplay by Dustin Lance Black.
This Newmarket Shooting Script® Book includes:
- Exclusive introduction by director Gus Van Sant
- Complete Shooting Script
- Scene Notes by Dustin Lance Black
- An exclusive conversation with Black, Van Sant, and Cleve Jones, one of the original political activists with Harvey Milk
- Color photo section
- Complete cast and crew credits
Also read Milk: A Pictorial History featuring oral histories, archival photographs, and the story of the making of the film.
Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black worked on the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated television series Big Love as a writer and producer for three seasons. He also wrote screenplays for Pedro, profiling the late AIDS activist and reality television star Pedro Zamora.