Thursday, 6 August 2009

Budd Schulberg RIP

Yikes, now poor old Budd Schulberg has gone too, at the age of 95.
Mr Schulberg, the son of a movie executive born in New York, rose to fame in the 40’s and 50’s with a succession of award-winning books and screenplays, most notably his novels “What Makes Sammy Run” (1941) and “The Harder They Fall” (1947), and the film “A Face in the Crowd” (1957).

But it was “On the Waterfront” that Mr. Schulberg was best known for. The film, starring a young Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint, nearly swept the 1954 Academy Awards, earning eight Oscars, including one for Best Picture and another for Best Actor, which went to Mr. Brando. (NY Times)
Lengthy LA Times obituary
Creative Screenwriting: On the Waterfront Q&A (mp3)
On the Waterfront (Daily Script)

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