The Hollywood Screenwriters; a Film Comment Book

By: Corliss, Richard, ed.

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[solid copy, mild browning to page edges, a little soft creasing to front cover, abrasions on title page from erasure of previous owner's name]. Mass Market PB An essential collection of essays, interviews and filmographies, this was a seminal work (and a precursor to Corliss's 1974 manifesto, Talking Pictures) in terms of bringing the screenwriter out from under the director's shadow, following a decade of auteurist criticism run rampant. There are essays on Anita Loos, Jules Furthman, Ben Hecht, Preston Sturges and Dudley Nichols; a memoir by Howard Koch about working with Max Ophuls on LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN; interviews with Ring Lardner Jr., Borden Chase, Dalton Trumbo, James Poe, Eleanor Perry and Penelope Gilliatt; a " Screenwriters Symposium," featuring twelve noted screenwriters' answers to a questionnaire (included are Philip Dunne, Norman Krasna, Ernest Lehman and Michael Wilson); and filmographies of fifty prominent screenwriters. The Foreword is by Carl Foreman.

Title: The Hollywood Screenwriters; a Film Comment Book

Author: Corliss, Richard, ed.

Categories: Cinema: History,

Edition: First printing

Publisher: New York, Avon Books (Discus Books): 1972

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 21975

Keywords: Screenwriters Writers Hollywood Ten Anita Loos Preston Sturges Dalton Trumbo Philip Dunne Ben Hecht Film Criticism