Argues against 'auteur' theories of authorship and posits the screenwriter as a key source of authorial control in film-making, with references to selected writers and their work: Ben Hecht, Preston Sturges, Norman Krasna, Frank Tashlin, George Axelrod, Peter Stone, Howard Koch, Borden Chase, Abraham Polonsky, Billy Wilder, Samson Raphaelson, Nunnally Johnson, Ernest Lehman, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Garson Kanin, Ruth Gordon, Robert Riskin, Dudley Nichols, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Dalton Trumbo, Jules Furthman, Sidney Buchman, Casey Robinson, Morrie Ryskind, Edwin Justus Mayer, Delmer Daves, Charles Lederer, Charles Brackett, Frank S. Nugent, Ring Lardner Jr., Terry Southern, Erich Segal, Buck Henry, Jules Feiffer, David Newman, Robert Benton.

Item number 29439
Category Book
Type Criticism/History
Dimensions h 216mm; w 157mm; d 49mm
Language English
Country of origin UK
Related people Richard Corliss (author)
Andrew Sarris (preface)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection