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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Empire of the Sun screenplay - post author Don

Empire of the Sun – undated, unspecified draft script by Tom Stoppard (based on the novel by J. G. Ballard) – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

Based on J. G. Ballard’s autobiographical novel, tells the story of a boy, James Graham, whose privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of Shanghai, December 8, 1941. Separated from his parents, he is eventually captured, and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp, next to a captured Chinese airfield. Amidst the sickness and food shortages in the camp, Jim attempts to reconstruct his former life, all the while bringing spirit and dignity to those around him.

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