Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Ernest Lehman on screenwriting

Screenwriter and tireless blogger Scott Myers has published two lengthy excerpts from an interview with Ernest Lehman over on Go Into The Story.

Part One covers a range of subjects, including his approach to screenwriting, before Part Two focuses on working with Alfred Hitchcock on North by Northwest.

Ernest Lehman was one of the most critically lauded and commercially successful screenwriters in Hollywood. In a writing career that spanned three decades, Lehman wrote many notable movies including Sabrina (1954), The King and I (1956), North by Northwest (1959), West Side Story (1961), The Sound of Music (1965), and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). Lehman was nominated four times for the Best Writing Academy Award and was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award in 2001. Lehman died on July 2, 2005.

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