Buy Used
£0.01
+ £2.44 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See more of our deals.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

American Beauty:The Screenplay. (pb) Paperback – 4 Feb 2000

4.4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback
£37.64 £0.01
click to open popover


Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



All Amazon Original Books on Sale
Browse a selection of over 160+ Kindle Books currently on sale. Learn more

Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Channel 4; 01 edition (4 Feb. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 075227192X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752271927
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.1 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 248,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Amazon Review

Lester Burnham is a typically disillusioned suburbanite. His wife and daughter barely notice his existence, his job satisfaction is zero and his life has been reduced to an accumulation of material possessions: "I have lost something. I'm not exactly sure what it is but I know I didn't always feel this ... sedated." Cue a mid-life crisis, with Lester fantasising about one of his daughter's high-school friends and smoking dope with the local drug dealer. Meanwhile, his daughter Jane is receiving unusual romantic attention and his wife Carolyn is so good at living a lie that she has convinced even herself. But to boil Alan Ball's brilliant script down to these bare essentials is to do it a disservice; amongst other things, American Beauty is a love story, a bitterly black comedy, a satire of middle-class American values and a celebration of the beauty of everyday things.

Under the direction of Sam Mendes, American Beauty has become one of the most critically acclaimed films to come out of the US in recent years and is an astonishingly assured film debut by the British theatre director. Mendes's film is blessed with some fantastic performances but reading the screenplay proves that the actors were given first-rate material with which to work. The script is often hilarious, at other times poignant and always sharp in its observations. The version presented here is that of the completed film and whilst it would have been interesting to read the original script which so impressed Mendes, the finished article is so well-written that any complaint seems ungracious. --John Oates


Customer reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 8 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

5 November 2014
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
A customer
9 August 2001
Format: Paperback
0Comment| 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
A customer
19 April 2000
Format: Paperback
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
8 June 2001
Format: Paperback
0Comment| 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
A customer
11 February 2000
Format: Paperback
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
A customer
4 December 2000
Format: Paperback
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
2 March 2000
Format: Paperback
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
A customer
5 February 2000
Format: Paperback
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?