Final Round for Budd Schulberg

The timekeepers bell finally sounded for Budd Schulberg who died aged 95 today. Although he became one of the more astute chroniclers of Old Hollywood, his seminal writing including the novel What Makes Sammy Run? and screenplays for On the Waterfront, The Harder They...
Examining Film Noir . . .  On Campus

Examining Film Noir . . . On Campus

For those who are interested in the historical study of film noir, a close friend and colleague – Chris D., ace programmmer at the American Cinematheque – will be teaching “Examining Film Noir” at the Academy of Art in San Francisco during the...

Bill Bowers

Effective screenplay writing is a distinctly different skill than the craft required to compose novels and stories. No one understood this better than the late William (Bill) Bowers, who was among the elite screenwriters and script polishers in Hollywood for many...