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ERIC Number: ED073454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Pages: 303
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Authors on Film.
Geduld, Harry M., Ed.
Different authors' attitudes toward film are revealed through five different sections of this book: (1) articles, essays, and reviews pertaining to the silent cinema and the transition to sound; (2) general statements on the film medium or filmmakers and their messages; (3) essays dealing with the problems, involvements, and reflections of the writer as screenwriter; (4) the Hollywood experience as seen by four American novelists (William Faulkner, Theodore Dreiser, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and James T. Farrell); and (5) several pieces about a small galaxy of Hollywood stars. Among the 35 authors commenting, there are a variety of opinions: Somerset Maugham, Thomas Mann, and Virginia Woolf debate the suitability of novels for the screen, Shaw and Mencken comment on the mediocrity of the Hollywood product, and T. S. Eliot analyzes the film's resources for the poetic dramatist. Truman Capote and William Faulkner are interviewed; Ernest Hemingway comments on Marlene Dietrich, Jean Cocteau on Chaplin, Louis Aragon on Jean-Luc Godard, and James Baldwin on Sidney Poitier. Many different aspects of the writer's interest in the involvement with film are documented in this collection of articles. (HS)
Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Ind. 47401 ($5.95)
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