William Faulkner in Hollywood: Screenwriting for the Studios

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Authors

Stefan Solomon, R. Palmer, Matthew Bernstein

Year 2017
Pages 320
Publisher University of Georgia Press
Language en
ISBN 9780820351131
File Size 5.57 MB
File Format EPUB
Download Counter 108
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Ebook Description

During more than two decades (1932–1954), William Faulkner worked on approximately fifty screenplays for studios, including MGM, 20th Century–Fox, and Warner Bros., and was credited on such classic films as The Big Sleep and To Have and Have Not. The scripts that Faulkner wrote for film―and, later on, television―constitute an extensive and, until now, thoroughly underexplored archival source. Stefan Solomon not only analyzes the majority of these scripts but compares them to the novels and short stories Faulkner was writing at the same time. Solomon’s aim is to reconcile two aspects of a career that were not as distinct as they first might seem: Faulkner as a screenwriter and Faulkner as a high modernist, Nobel Prize–winning author.