Backstory 4: Interviews with Screenwriters of the 1970s and 1980s / Edition 1

Backstory 4: Interviews with Screenwriters of the 1970s and 1980s / Edition 1

by Patrick McGilligan
     
 


"Backstory 4 lives up to the high standards of the previous volumes, providing us with intimate, funny, insightful conversations with the highly articulate and film-literate screenwriters and writer-directors of many of the most memorable American films from the 1970s and 1980s, the era of the movie brats, the cult film, and the blockbuster. Each interviewSee more details below

Overview


"Backstory 4 lives up to the high standards of the previous volumes, providing us with intimate, funny, insightful conversations with the highly articulate and film-literate screenwriters and writer-directors of many of the most memorable American films from the 1970s and 1980s, the era of the movie brats, the cult film, and the blockbuster. Each interview is a revelation. Both the interviewers and the subjects are great company. Editor Patrick McGilligan has done it again." —Matthew Bernstein, editor of Controlling Hollywood

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520245181
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/24/2006
Series:
Backstory Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
434
Sales rank:
1,516,272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Meet the Author


Patrick McGilligan, who teaches film at Marquette University, edited the three previous Backstory volumes, all published by the University of California Press. He is author of the Edgar-nominated Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (2003), Clint: The Life and Legend (2002), and many other books about film, including George Cukor: A Double Life (1991) and Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast (1997), both New York Times Notable Books.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction

Robert Benton: The New Traditionalist
Interview by Christian Keathley
Larry Cohen: Manic Energy
Interview by Patrick McGilligan
Blake Edwards: Jumping Around
Interview by Bill Krohn
Walter Hill: Last Man Standing
Interview by Patrick McGilligan
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala: Out of India
Interview by Vincent LoBrutto
Lawrence Kasdan: A Humanist in Hollywood
Interview by Graham Fuller
Elmore Leonard: The Hot Kid
Interview by Patrick McGilligan
Paul Mazursky: A Map of the Heart
Interview by Nat Segaloff
Nancy Meyers: Late Bloomer
Interview by Fred Topel
John Milius: The Good Fights
Interview by Nat Segaloff
Frederic Raphael: Renaissance Man
Interview by John Baxter
Alvin Sargent: Pursuit and Destination
Interview by Patrick McGilligan
Donald E. Westlake: The Worst That Could Happen
Interview by Patrick McGilligan

Bibliographic Notes
About the Contributors
General Index
Index of Films, Plays, and Books

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