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The Resource Ben Hecht : fighting words, moving pictures, Adina Hoffman

Ben Hecht : fighting words, moving pictures, Adina Hoffman

Label
Ben Hecht : fighting words, moving pictures
Title
Ben Hecht
Title remainder
fighting words, moving pictures
Statement of responsibility
Adina Hoffman
Title variation
Fighting words, moving pictures
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"He was, according to Pauline Kael, 'the greatest American screenwriter.' Jean-Luc Godard called him 'a genius' who 'invented 80 percent of what is used in Hollywood movies today.' Besides tossing off dozens of now-classic scripts--including Scarface,Twentieth Century, and Notorious--Ben Hecht was known in his day as ace reporter, celebrated playwright, taboo-busting novelist, and the most quick-witted of provocateurs. During World War II, he also emerged as an outspoken crusader for the imperiled Jews of Europe, and later he became a fierce propagandist for pre-1948 Palestine's Jewish terrorist underground. Whatever the outrage he stirred, this self-declared 'child of the century' came to embody much that defined America--especially Jewish America--in his time. Hecht's fame has dimmed with the decades, but Adina Hoffman's vivid portrait brings this charismatic and contradictory figure back to life on the page. Hecht was a renaissance man of dazzling sorts, and Hoffman--critically acclaimed biographer, former film critic, and eloquent commentator on Middle Eastern culture and politics--is uniquely suited to capture him in all his modes"--Jacket
Member of
Summary
A vibrant portrait of one of the most accomplished and prolific American screenwriters, by an award-winning biographer and essayist
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10759151
Cataloging source
CNB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoffman, Adina
Dewey number
812/.52
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hecht, Ben
  • Screenwriters
  • Jewish authors
  • Authors, American
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
fighting words, moving pictures
Label
Ben Hecht : fighting words, moving pictures, Adina Hoffman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : the man -- The root -- The news -- The world -- The times -- The screen -- The rogues -- The Jews -- The cry -- The flag -- The child -- Epilogue : the end
Control code
000065169970
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 245 pages
Isbn
9780300180428
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1083340454
Label
Ben Hecht : fighting words, moving pictures, Adina Hoffman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : the man -- The root -- The news -- The world -- The times -- The screen -- The rogues -- The Jews -- The cry -- The flag -- The child -- Epilogue : the end
Control code
000065169970
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 245 pages
Isbn
9780300180428
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1083340454

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