"Film Scripts Series Classic Screenplays" Edited by George P. Garrett, O.B. Hardison Jr., and Jane R. Gelfman

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“This remarkable collection of screenplays could well represent a true expression of 20th-century literature,” says Samuel Marx, author and former story editor at MGM. —Samuel Marx, author and former story editor at MGM

Last Updated: October 15, 2013 9:25 pm GMT
(Montclair, New Jersey--October 15, 2013) Applause Books is proud to present the Film Scripts Series (Oct. 2013, $27.99), a new series that brings back into print some of the greatest screenplays ever written. These four volumes, edited by George P. Garrett, O.B. Hardison, Jr., and Jane R. Gelfman, contain work from award-winning writers such as William Faulkner "The Big Sleep", Tennessee Williams "A Streetcar Named Desire", Arthur Miller "The Misfits", and Gore Vidal "The Best Man".

These timeless classics, printed in standard screenplay format, will be of interest to the general film buff, the aspiring screenwriter, and the professional filmmaker. Each volume runs close to 500 pages and contains three screenplays, a highly informative introduction, a glossary of technical terms, an extensive bibliography, and the credits for each film. The series is a rare opportunity to take a closer look at the structure and content of the most successful film scripts in cinema history.


Film Scripts 1: Henry V, The Big Sleep, and A Streetcar Named Desire
Film Scripts 2: High Noon, 12 Angry Men, and The Defiant Ones
Film Scripts 3: Charade, The Apartment, and The Misfits
Film Scripts 4: Darling, A Hard Day’s Night, and The Best Man

ABOUT THE EDITORS
George Garrett was the author of 34 books. He served as the Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was honored with many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Ford Foundation Grant, the T.S. Eliot Award, the Rome Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction. He worked as a book reviewer and screenwriter, and taught at Cambridge University and, for many years, at the University of Virginia.

O.B. Hardison, Jr., was a poet, teacher, essayist, and author of several books with subjects ranging from Aristotle to Homer to culture and technology in the twentieth century. He was a professor of English at Georgetown University and former director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, where he made the research institution accessible to the public through a variety of programs while also increasing its book and manuscript collections. He was featured inTime magazine as one of the country’s greatest teachers.

Jane R. Gelfman was born in New York, and after attending an out-of-town college, she moved back to the city to work in publishing. After a short stint at Simon and Schuster and as a story editor in film production, she formed an alliance with a British publisher as acquisitions editor and agent for its US rights, and then segued into full-time agenting, in partnership with Deborah Schneider. The Gelfman Schneider Literary Agency has thrived for decades, representing a multifaceted array of writers.

FIND US ONLINE
Film Scripts 1: filmscripts1.halleonardbooks.com
Film Scripts 2: filmscripts2.halleonardbooks.com
Film Scripts 3: filmscripts3.halleonardbooks.com
Film Scripts 4: filmscripts4.halleonardbooks.com


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