The Shooting Script Book Summary and Study Guide

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Ballantine, March 2005, 23.95 244 pp.
ISBN 0345462769

Roy Millano considers himself a “Trivial Man”, a person so obsessed with movie trivia that his only source of income is a newsletter he produces. He considers himself a movie detective after finding the original long lost version of the movie “The Magnificent Ambersons” (See THE OUTING EDGE) even though he was almost killed while pursuing it.
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Now Roy's mother is ill and his aunt wants him to get a real job to pay for her care. When he gets an e-mail from an anonymous person telling him that he has a copy of the Day the Clown Cried, a Jerry Lewis drama, that was never released, Roy rushes to meet the man. When he arrives at his hotel room, the man is dead and there is no tape. Forgetting about his mother's illness Roy follows the trail to the tape and is stalked by another “Trivial Man” who is willing to kill anyone who gets in his way of finding and keeping the tape.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   search for valuable art/artifacts General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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