March 2, 1998
This first-ever collection of screenplays by the young filmmaking prodigy with a heart of gold and a bit of blarney includes the screenplay of Burns’ new movie, “Long Time, Nothing New”, plus “The Brothers McMullen” and last year’s hit, “She’s the One”.
Award-winning filmmaker Edward Burns is hardly an overnight success story. For four years, Burns wrote his own screenplays while he made a meager living working as a production assistant for a television show in New York City. Then on an extremely low budget – and shot mostly in his parents’ Long Island home – Burns wrote, produced, directed, and starred in his brilliant first film, The Brothers McMullen, about three Irish-American brothers coping with life and love in the 1990s. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival, and Burn’s career took off, bolstered the next year by the instant success of his second romantic comedy, She’s the One. Now, to coincide with the release of his biggest film yet, No Looking Back, Burns presents a complete collection of his three screenplays, along with numerous photo stills and an original autobiographical Introduction.