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Smoke Signals: A Screenplay #2020

Smoke Signals A Screenplay Set in Arizona Smoke Signals is the story of two Native American boys on a journey Victor is the stoic handsome son of an alcoholic father who has abandoned his family Thomas is a gregarious goofy

  • Title: Smoke Signals: A Screenplay
  • Author: Sherman Alexie
  • ISBN: 9780786883929
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
  • Smoke Signals: A Screenplay By Sherman Alexie, Set in Arizona, Smoke Signals is the story of two Native American boys on a journey Victor is the stoic, handsome son of an alcoholic father who has abandoned his family Thomas is a gregarious, goofy young man who lost both his parents in a fire at a very young age Through storytelling, Thomas makes every effort to connect with the people around him Victor, in contrastSet in Arizona, Smoke Signals is the story of two Native American boys on a journey Victor is the stoic, handsome son of an alcoholic father who has abandoned his family Thomas is a gregarious, goofy young man who lost both his parents in a fire at a very young age Through storytelling, Thomas makes every effort to connect with the people around him Victor, in contrast, uses his quiet countenance to gain strength and confidence.When Victor s estranged father dies, the two men embark on an adventure to Phoenix to collect the ashes Along the way, Smoke Signals illustrates the ties that bind these two very different young men and embraces the lessons they learn from one another.

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    1. This is a great example of a revisionist western from the American Indian perspective In addition to focusing on reservation life, the characters in the story are handling a difficult family drama in which a son must go on a journey to see to his father s burial This father, a severe alcoholic, abandoned the family in an attempt to escape his guilt from a terrible accident.It is, surprisingly, very funny The main character is the lone wolf type, but he is forced to go on the journey with his dor [...]

    2. The book Smoke Signals by Sherman Alexie was very interesting I thought the book was good my favorite part was wen Thomas came out of the store in his fribread power shirt The main characters are Thomas and victor the setting they are on their way to find victors dad in the desert.

    3. I first saw the movie in a college english class, this sent me to look for the book I really enjoyed the characters Victor and Thomas, especially Thomas He s story telling was the best, you got irrated with Thomas and loved him for the simple nature that he was.I loved the book screenplay I believe this is bases on the book the Long Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.

    4. I actually have not read this screenplay but if you have not seen the movie, rent it It truly is an excellent movie and the dialogue is superb.

    5. Such a great movie and read It especially has a special place in my heart not only for the general story but because it literally takes place out my back door It was so exciting seeing someones story from my area and being able to see it on screen as well Thomas and Victor s journey to friendship as well as Victor coming to terms with his father is very well written and acted If you have daddy issues be prepared to address them when watching the movie and especially when reading the screenplay, [...]

    6. This man, Sherman Alexie, sexually abuses women serially and I will never support his work.Read the comments section slj 2018 01 industry n

    7. Smoke Signals can be loved because it is Indian written, produced, directed, and acted Beyond this is a film that embraces the humour in the tragedy of a man s reservation life and how it affected his family and friends It also contains scenes with the reservation s traffic weatherman who is ensconced atop a motor home at a rural intersection and can report live via the reservation radio station In addition, there are characters, story tellers who are of a mystical bent, just to thicken the stew [...]

    8. Smoke Signals is the screenplay for the wonderful independent film, loosely based on characters found in Sherman Alexie s collection of short stories, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven It delves into some of the realities of single parenthood, alcohol abuse, family dysfunction, and child abandonment issues, but somehow, it manages to be an entertaining, optimistic comedy with serious undertones.Smoke Signals ends with a moving narration of When do we forgive our fathers In our time o [...]

    9. This is a movie adaptation of one of Sherman Alexie s short stories When Victor s father dies, he must leave the reservation to go to Phoenix, Arizona to collect his remains Victor has no way of getting there until Thomas a young Indian storyteller that is the equivalent of an Indian Geek offers to pay the way The catch is that Victor must take Thomas with him The two men have a history dating back to infancy, when Victor s father had saved Thomas from the house fire that had killed his parents [...]

    10. There are notes from Alexie about the changes they made while filming I was glad to learn that everyone involved with the movie was ashamed of the wig Adam Beach wears at the end, and I hope he got some kind of revenge on the guilty parties.

    11. This is a screenplay, so it was interesting to read from that perspective I love Sherman Alexie s writing but I feel like a lot of the beauty gets lost in the stage directions This is basically a film made up of the short stories included in The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven so I would recommend just reading the short stories.The book does include a description of which scenes were changed in the movie and why So I imagine if you were really into film makeing, or just a fan of behind [...]

    12. Really wonderful play the movie of the same name is also fantastic and well worth watching Great teaching material my students in the class Advanced English upgrading, about Grade 11 English for adults , loved it and found it utterly hilarious and touching At the time most of my students self identified as First Nations Aboriginal Native Canadian , and many said they could relate to it even though it was American There were many similarities between the reserves they d grown up on and the one in [...]

    13. I can t wait to watch the movie The story is fascinating.The screenplay is good, but it s meant to be filmed However, one of the coolest things about this publishing is finding out how the story evolved in the process of actually filming it This would be particularly useful for someone who wants to learn about writing producing etc screenplays.

    14. The Smoke Signals Screenplay wasnt the best book I had ever read I didnt really like it The plot was ok though It was a little sad something I did like about the fact that it was a screenplay, was that it was easy to picture what was happening What I had in my mind was almost exactly like the movie I just didnt understand why it was called smoke signals.

    15. Finally found this at the library Really enjoyed reading Alexie s original screenplay and then reading his comments as to why certain scenes were cut or changed in the final movie Very insightful This is one of my favorite films, love the story, the acting, the filmography It was fabulous to relive it through a new medium.

    16. Thoroughly enjoyed the movie and thoroughly enjoyed reading the screenplay I ve seen the film a dozen times and having read the screenplay only helped me get even deeper into the story Highly recommend it.

    17. I bought this book simply to cite in my paper, but I found scene notes by Sherman Alexie helpful to form an idea about the movie I now got to see his intentions behind the scenes Also I got a feeling that he didn t get along with the director, Chris Eyre.

    18. Loved the humor, heart, and sadness in this story The screenplay lacks the visuals of the movie, but offers an opportunity to focus on the nuance of dialogue that is shared here Beautifully rendered to capture the characters and their insecurities and fears and triumphs.

    19. The screenplay of one of my all time favorite movies I picked up the book by chance at a Building 19 It has one of my favorite poems about Fathers in the back too, by a writer that resides in Massachusetts.

    20. I enjoyed this book a lot.It was very entertaining My favorite characters were Thomas and Victor It was weird and confusing at a couple moments It kept changing the time period and got hard to keep track of Even though it was confusing I liked the way it ended.

    21. I really did like the story line and the fact that this story was written by, co produced, and acted out all by Native American Indians I am not a fan of reading screen plays at all, but did find the book very emotional and entertaining

    22. Love Sherman Alexie An American Indian writer s voice all it s own Honest, brave, and full of reality Wake up and listen important insights.

    23. Love this movie but after analyzing it in English, one looks at it in a different light It takes you on your journey.

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