An exceptional copy; fine in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new.; 256 pages; Description: 256 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. Filmography: p. 242-247. Bibliography: p. 249. Subjects: Screenwriters--United States--Interviews. Motion picture plays--Technique. Motion picture authorship. Summary: Screenwriter is a series of enlightening and entertaining interviews with a dozen of the top screenwriters from Hollywood's golden age. While their names, in some cases, have remained uncelebrated, their work includes scores of the most famous films of all time - Duck Soup, The Public Enemy, The Thirty-Nine Steps, Top Hat, The Wizard of Oz, How Green Was My Valley, The Prisoner of Zenda, The Wolf Man, and The Man Who Knew Too Much, to name just a few. The indivdual writers are a varied, colorful, and highly entertaining group. They include Charles Bennett, John Bright, Allan Scott, Curt Sidomak, Catherine Turney. Almost none of these twelve men and women have been interviewed in length at any publication. Above all, their remembrances give the reader a unique and thorough look at the life of the screenwriter in the big studio era. Together, they tell how the screen classics of their day were conceived and took their final shape.
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