For those of us who watched the 2006 television adaptation of Stephen King's short story, "Battleground", on a then little-known TV channel called TNT, this volume is a welcome commemorative collection of memories and new information. And, even for those who haven't seen the movie, this book is a portal into an exciting moment in television history. Edited by the celebrated author and screenwriter who wrote the script, STEPHEN KING'S BATTLEGROUND is a riveting compilation of the many facets of television movie production. Mr. Matheson begins by introducing us to his process and ushering us to the next part of the book, the original short story by Stephen King from which the script was adapted. Interviews with TNT's Vice President and Head of programming followed by interviews with the film's Executive Producer and Director explain the intricacies and difficulties of getting a film project underway and completed. The text of the full shooting script precedes interviews with the Visual Effect Supervisor, Special Makeup Effects Designer, Producer, Composer, and an interview with the star of the film, John Hurt. A comprehensive collection of storyboards fills out the last section of this huge volume, which concludes with a listing of the full cast and crew. It is amazing how much collaboration and sweat goes into the making of a television movie, and a treat to peek behind the curtain to see how it is done. This is a gorgeous, oversized book, filled with photos and inside information revealed for the first time.