Backstory issue 18 – is now live on the iPad!
(all versions – even the mini)
**We publish exclusively on the iPad** Yet hope to have our magazine on the web soon! Right here in fact, so please understand this is a TEMPORARY home page.
There’s a ton of great pieces in issue 18 – so – please check out a free PDF of our table of contents by clicking the link near the top right of this page.
Issue 18 contains plenty of in-depth interviews with top directors, screenwriters, producers and comic book writers and is enhanced with multimedia elements plus full length scripts and excerpts for you to read!
The eighteenth issue of Backstory is jam packed with full-length interviews from today’s most innovative storytellers and includes:
A Few Backstory Issue 18 Highlights:
**Cover Story: The End of the Tour**
A journalist obsessing over novelist David Foster Wallace right as his classic novel Infinite Jest is about to be released? How could this not be our cover?!! We love the film and know you will too!
The End of the Tour: The Writer
Donald Margulies hides in the backseat to chronicle David Foster Wallace and David Lipsky’s heady and intense road trip.
The End of the Tour: The Director
James Ponsoldt on acting, muisc and making a film about his literary idol.
The End of the Tour: The Actors
Jesse Eisneberg and Jason Segel on crafting their character’s emotional resonance.
ALSO: You’ll love these other in-depth storytelling pieces
Current Cinema: Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation
Christopher McQuarrie breaks down the challenges of writing and directing this summer’s smash hit film; plus, view exclusive content, including script pages and over 150 storyboards chronicling the film’s most exciting sequences.
Memo From Development:
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
Co-writer/stars David Wain (also directed) and Michael Showalter take us into the writers room by sharing the full season outline for their hilarious Netflix TV show.
Ink Tales: Black River
Josh Simmons on writing and drawing his instant-classic post-apocalyptic graphic novel.
Black List Tales: Forgive Me
Max Hurwitz gets a second script on the enviable list, thanks to his brilliant biopic of 60 Minutes anchor Mike Wallace.
TV DVR’d: Public Morals
Writer-director-star Ed Burns teams with Steven Spielberg and finally gets to make his dream project. Plus read the entire pilot script.
Current Cinema: Dirty Weekend
Filmmaker Neil LaBute on his creative habits and his new take on the dark relationship comedy.
Current Cinema: Mistress America
Writer-director Noah Baumbach on crafting a modern screwball comedy.
Current Cinema: Straight Outta Compton
Co-writers Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff delve into the drama behind the legendary hip-hop group.
Plus interviews with the filmmakers behind Ant-Man, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Ricki and the Flash, Terminator Genisys and more!
Backstory issue 18 delivers the summer read you’ve been craving!
Download or view a full issue 18 Table of Contents PDF by clicking on it on the top right of this page!
TO READ THE MAGAZINE RIGHT NOW: Type Backstory into the iPad App store and you can download the Backstory app for free.
Once you’ve downloaded the app – it will open in your Apple newsstand and when you touch the cover, it will then open the app offering you issue 01 for free (for a limited time) or issues 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 or 18 for $4.99 each.
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If you do not own an iPad – stay tuned for updates! We will be launching a fully interactive web version RIGHT HERE in 2015 – so please check back!
—Thank you for helping spread the word and remember the app and Issue 01 are still free on the iPad!—
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