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The English Patient: A Screenplay
Title : The English Patient: A Screenplay
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ISBN : 9780786882458
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 208

The English Patient is a story of adventure, intrigue, betrayal, and love in the lives of four strangers whose diverse paths become inextricably connected. This beautifully designed and illustrated book tells the story largely through the eyes of an unknown English patient whose mind is awash with a life's worth of secrets and passions after his plane is shot down near theThe English Patient is a story of adventure, intrigue, betrayal, and love in the lives of four strangers whose diverse paths become inextricably connected. This beautifully designed and illustrated book tells the story largely through the eyes of an unknown English patient whose mind is awash with a life's worth of secrets and passions after his plane is shot down near the beginning of World War Two.


The English Patient: A Screenplay Reviews

  • Wit UnWit

    OK so I have 'seen' so I have 'seen' read the screenplay several times!every time to search for something i have missedkinda like a PhDit's pure poetrywhich only lovers or lost loverscan see, can read,can draw, can feeli think i did it out of love toofor a friendher name is Saleha Rehmanmiss ya Salz wherever you are!

  • Realini

    The English Patient, based on novel by Michael Ondaatje, screenplay and directed by Anthony MinghellaThe English Patient might be one of the rare cases where the motion picture is better than the original material.The film has won an unbelievable umber of Academy Awards, BAFTAs and surprisingly only two Golden Globes… The English Patient has won nine Oscars for:Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Costume Design, Best Music, Best Cinematography and moreOf course, the [...]

  • A.M.

    The English patient follows the story of Hana, a nurse, and her dying burn patient. After her best friend is killed by a road mine, she decides that she will stay in an abandoned monastery and catch the hospital convoy up when the man finally dies. The others know it is her shock speaking, but they let her do it. She is convinced that everyone she loves, dies.Kip, a Sikh and his sergeant Hardy, are sappers and they work to defuse mines and booby traps all through the town. Another man, Caravaggi [...]

  • Jennifer

    To paraphrase Monty Python, "This is not a book to be read. This is a book to be laid down and avoided."I hate this book. I hated the original book, I despised the movie, and am generally made nauseous by the screenplay. Honestly, this is one of those works which took off for reasons which were never clear to me, and suddenly everyone on the PLANET was going on and on about it (I have similar feelings on "Bridges of Madison County"). Then, when the furor had finally died down to a dull roar, the [...]

  • Martin Rowe

    I saw the movie before I read the book, which is probably why I prefer the film's sweep, romance, and exoticism to the book's fragmented and impressionistic erudition. To their credit, Michael Ondaatje (the author), Saul Zaentz (the producer), and Anthony Minghella (the director) understood that the film would be a very different beast—not so much a reproduction of the book as an interpretation of its themes—and were happy to let Minghella develop his vision. My wife and I loved the film—t [...]

  • Paul Chance

    The film version of The English patient, to my relief and delight, actually reinforces the emotional strength of this story and enhances the visual aspect of many of the original scenes from the book version.The central character, Almasy, is horrifically burned in a plane downed by Germans in the Second World War. To accompany his physical suffering, Almasy also has flash backs to the intense love which he once shared with Katherine, the yearning and frustration for him compounded by the fact th [...]

  • Neil

    as stated in my review of the book, this is one of the few cases of a very good book which made an even better movie. so as not torepeat myself, i'll jump to the crux passage, as it was in the movie(admittedly much better with context, but still amazing, imo):"We die. We die rich with lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have entered and swum up like rivers, fears we have hidden in, like this wretched cave. I want all this marked on my body. We are the real countries, not the b [...]

  • Kathy Glow

    I read this book in 1996. The mystery behind the bandages is a patient burned beyond recognition and his relationship with the Army nurse taking care of him. The Italian villa they were staying in was in ruins due to bombings from the Second World War, and still had hidden bombs in it. The bond between nurse and patient was simple and sweet however, the war that was going on and the other characters who entered her life were anything but simple.

  • Laila514

    FANTASTC! this is an extaordinary story of love,courage,war,hope and suffering. its not many books that i give a 5 stars unless they move me in every single way,and the movie starring Ralph Fihnes made my knees weak and my heart soar. filled with unforgetable characters in different countries,but the star of the book is the'english patient'.

  • Laura

    I absolutely love this novel!!! The romantic love story between Almassy and Katherine is beautiful to read about. The book is far better than the film and something that everyone who enjoys romance should read.

  • Edwina

    I found this in a charity shop for 50p. Shocked at the price, I had to get it! even the first page I am amazed by the writing of Anthony Minghella and pushes me to write with the emotion he brings to the story.

  • Steven

    Sad and moving play about World War II Italy.

  • Yi

    OMG absolutely loved the movie became an instant fan of Ralph Finnes.

  • Rachel

    liked the movie lots. didn't really like the book.

  • Mousa

    Excellent story.

  • Sheila

    Wonderful sidecar to the beautiful movie.

  • Michele Yates

    Loved it so much I read it three times!