The full screenplay of Tim Burton's film, telling the true story of Margaret Keane, an artist exploited by her husband. Includes an interview with Margaret Keane, and photographs of her and her work from the time period covered by the film.
Big Eyes chronicles the life of American artist Margaret Keane and her husband Walter who rose to fame in the 1950's because of Margaret's wildly popular and iconic paintings of children. At once a view into the 1950's and 60's art scene and the close study of a marriage, the story follows the dissolution of Margaret and Walter's relationship when Walter passes himself off publicly and illegitimately as the creator of her art. The film's action culminates in a dramatic courtroom scene where husband and wife, in front of two blank canvases, each have to paint to prove the legitimacy of their claims.
This book includes the complete screenplay, an afterword by acclaimed screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, Man on the Moon, The People vs. Larry Flynt), and an interview with the film's real life subject, Margaret Keane. Illustrated with photos throughout.
Scott Alexander was born on June 16, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a writer and producer, best known for 1408 (2007), Ed Wood (1994), and Man on the Moon (1999). He attended University of Southern California's School of Cinema where he met his co-writer, Larry Karaszewski
Larry Karaszewski was born on November 20, 1961 in South Bend Indiana. He is a writer and producer, best known for 1408 (2007), Ed Wood (1994), and Man on the Moon (1999). He attended University of Southern California's School of Cinema where he met his co-writer, Scott Alexander.