Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Script

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Director:Tom Stoppard
Written by:Tom Stoppard (Writer), William Shakespeare (Theatre Play)

Script Synopsis:Two minor characters from the play "Hamlet" stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.

The Russia House Script

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Director:Fred Schepisi
Written by:John le Carré (Novel), Tom Stoppard (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.

Billy Bathgate Script

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Director:Robert Benton
Written by:E.L. Doctorow (Novel), Tom Stoppard (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz.

Enigma Script

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Director:Michael Apted
Written by:Robert Harris (Novel), Tom Stoppard (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:The story of the WWII project to crack the code behind the Enigma machine, used by the Germans to encrypt messages sent to their submarines.

Anna Karenina

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Director:Joe Wright
Written by:Tom Stoppard (Screenplay), Leo Tolstoy (Novel)

Script Synopsis:Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.

Shakespeare in Love

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Director:John Madden
Written by:Marc Norman (Screenplay), Tom Stoppard (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new life (and title). As their relationship progresses, Shakespeare's comedy soon transforms into tragedy.

Empire of the Sun

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Director:Steven Spielberg
Written by:Tom Stoppard (Screenplay), Menno Meyjes (Screenplay), J.G. Ballard (Novel)

Script Synopsis:Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even though he is separated from his parents and in a hostile environment, Jamie maintains his dignity and youthful spirits, providing a beacon of hope for the others held captive with him.


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Director:Terry Gilliam
Written by:Terry Gilliam (Screenplay), Tom Stoppard (Screenplay), Charles McKeown (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle, he meets the woman from his daydream, and in trying to help her gets caught in a web of mistaken identities, mindless bureaucracy and lies.