June 19, 2015 /
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The Big Sleep, Farewell My Lovely, The Long Goodbye

October 10, 2014 /
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”There are misconceptions about Faulkner as a screenwriter,” Mr. Brodsky said. ”Actually, he worked very hard on the scripts. What he didn’t like was that the films were never made. The old joke – that he asked the studio if he could write at home, that they thought he meant…

July 9, 2013 /

Booking A Show Adapting a book for the screen isn’t easy. No, really, don’t laugh at the obviousness of that statement! It isn’t. A screenwriter (okay, this is Hollywood we’re talking about…is there a word for a group of scripters, perhaps a Scribe of Sceenwriters?!) has to find the essence…

May 7, 2013 /

A friend asked me in the comments (http://skepperson.com/) if there were any similarities between the chapters of the novel I was posting and the real story of Bogart and Bacall. She asking if a story element, “sympathy as an aphrodisiac”, came into play with Bacall’s feeling for Bogart. I thought…