Film Comment (Winter 1970-71) ["The Hollywood Screenwriter"]

By: Corliss, Richard, ed.

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[some scuffing/rubbing to covers, moderate to heavy wear along spine (spine staples still holding firm)]. (B&W photographs) A special issue devoted to screenwriters, this was essentially the editor's opening salvo in his crusade to provide a corrective to the so-called "auteur theory," which exalted the director as the primary filmic creator, and which had taken firm hold in American film criticism during the 1960s thanks largely to the writings of Andrew Sarris. Corliss takes on Sarris and the auteurists directly in his introductory essay, while at the same time tweaking their noses a bit by categorizing and ranking numerous noted screenwriters within his personal "Acropolis" (a direct dig at the structure of Sarris's influential book "The American Cinema: Directors and Directions"). Writers highlighted in this issue include: George Axelrod (an article on his work, with special emphasis on THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE); Borden Chase (interview); Carl Foreman (an article by him, "Confessions of a Frustrated Screenwriter"); Jules Furthman (article with filmography); Ben Hecht (ditto); Howard Koch (his personal reminiscence of Max Ophuls); Ring Lardner Jr. (article with filmography); Anita Loos (ditto); Dudley Nichols (ditto); James Poe (interview with filmography); Donald Ogden Stewart (article with filmography); "Preston Sturges in the Thirties" (article by Andrew Sarris, with filmography); and a "Screenwriters Symposium" (answers provided in response to a questionnaire by sixteen screenwriters); and finally, filmographies for fifty additional writers. Much of this material was subsequently incorporated into Corliss's book, "The Hollywood Screenwriters." ***NOTE that we have many more issues of this title (and other film magazines) in stock, and welcome your inquiries.

Title: Film Comment (Winter 1970-71) ["The Hollywood Screenwriter"]

Author: Corliss, Richard, ed.

Categories: Cinema: Periodicals,

Edition: (Vol. 6, No. 4)

Publisher: New York, Film Comment Publishing Corp.: 1970

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Periodical

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 20631

Keywords: Cinematographers Screenwriters George Axelrod Preston Sturges Jules Furthman Ben Hecht Anita Loos Ring Lardner Jr. Carl Foreman