Paul Auster's novels have earned him an international reputation as one of America's most exciting and beloved writers. Following his collaboration with Wayne Wang on the films Smoke and Blue in the Face, Auster makes his solo directorial debut with Lulu on the Bridge.
As in all of Auster's stories, Lulu on the Bridge combines myth, magie and reality to uncover truths about the human experience. Izzy Mauer, a jazz musician, is accidentally hit by a bullet during a performance in a New York club, and his life is changed for ever. Through the enchantment of a mysterious stone, Izzy is led on a journey into the strange and sometimes frightening labyrinth of his soul. Both thriller and dream, philosophical investigation and fairy tale, Lulu on the Bridge is above all a story about the redemptive powers of love. This book contains the entire shooting script of the film, plus interviews with Auster and his creative collaborators (the director of photography, the production designer, the costume designer and the editor), as well as an essay by the producer, Peter Newman.