Schmucks with Underwoods : conversations with Hollywood's classic screenwriters / Max Wilk.
- New York : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books ; Milwaukee, WI : Sales & distribution, North America, Hal Leonard Corp., ©2004.
xiii, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Motion picture authorship.
Screenwriters -- United States -- Interviews.
Motion picture authorship
- "Here are face-to-face interviews with some of the historic giants of the industry, spanning the silent era to the 1970s, including Billy Wilder, Sidney Buchman (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington), Donald Ogden Stewart (The Philadelphia Story), Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich (It's a Wonderful Life), Evan Hunter (The Birds), John Collier, Edmund Hartmann, Preston Sturges, and many more."--Jacket.
- Overview: writers in Hollywood
S.N. Berhman on Hollywood in the '30s
Hark! here comes the brave title writer!
John Cromwell at Paramount in 1930
Sidney Buchman: Harry Cohn's fair-haired boy
Nunnally Johnson: "The Compleat Dialogue Writer"
Hail Caesar! Arthur Caesar in the 1930s
Walter Wanger on Gene Towne and Graham Baker
NY to LA, to NY, to LA: a conversation with Edward Chodorov
Raymond Chandler on directors
Writers and Darryl Zanuck
Glimpses of Ben Hecht
Nunnally Johnson on respect for writers
Here come the British: R.C. Sherriff and Benn W. Levy
Anita Loos on Aldous Huxley
Thank you, Hepburn and Bogart: John Collier
On Evelyn Waugh
John Huston and Allen Rivkin: "The Maltese Falcon"
Refugees in residence: Billy Wilder
Joe and Herman Mankiewicz
The late Mr. Harry Kurnitz
Garson Kanin: a Harry Cohn story
Oh Preston, where art thou?: Preston Sturges
Samuel Hoffenstein: "Notebook of a Schnook"
The blacklist: Donald Ogden Stewart in exile
Bertold Brecht departs
Howard Koch and Ayn Rand
Married ... with talent: Albert and Frances Hackett
Dorothy Parker in a serious mode
Waves of laughter: Edmund Hartmann
Sol Lesser on Thornton Wilder
Freundschaft: a memoir of Ernst Lubitsch
The Epsteins and "Casablanca"
Faulkner at MGM
Faulkner and the pyramids: Harold Jack Bloom
Sidney Lumet on Paddy Chayefsky
The colonel fades out: Jack Warner
Double feature: Evan Hunter and Ed McBain
Larry Gelbart on "The notorious landlady"
Coda: Michael Tolkin from "The player."
- Includes index.
- Local notes:
- Gotham Book Mart Collection copy has dustjacket retained.
- Penn Provenance:
- Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
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