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The Resource It's the pictures that got small : Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's golden age, edited by Anthony Slide

It's the pictures that got small : Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's golden age, edited by Anthony Slide

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It's the pictures that got small : Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's golden age
Title
It's the pictures that got small
Title remainder
Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's golden age
Statement of responsibility
edited by Anthony Slide
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Golden Age Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett was an extremely observant and perceptive chronicler of the entertainment industry during its most exciting years. He is best remembered as the writing partner of director Billy Wilder, who once referred to the pair as "the happiest couple in Hollywood," collaborating on such classics as The Lost Weekend (1945) and Sunset Blvd (1950). In this annotated collection of writings taken from dozens of Brackett's unpublished diaries, leading film historian Anthony Slide clarifies Brackett's critical contribution to Wilder's films and Hollywood history while enriching our knowledge of Wilder's achievements in writing, direction, and style. Brackett's diaries re-create the initial meetings of the talent responsible for Ninotchka (1939), Hold Back the Dawn (1941), Ball of Fire (1941), The Major and the Minor (1942), Five Graves to Cairo (1943), The Lost Weekend, and Sunset Blvd, recounting the breakthrough and breakdowns that ultimately forced these collaborators to part ways. Brackett was also a producer, served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Screen Writers Guild, was a drama critic for the New Yorker, and became a member of the exclusive literary club, the Algonquin Round Table. Slide provides a rare, front row seat to the Golden Age dealings of Paramount, Universal, MGM, and RKO and the innovations of legendary theater and literary figures, such as Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Edna Ferber, and Dorothy Parker. Through Brackett's keen, witty perspective, the political and creative intrigue at the heart of Hollywood's most significant films comes alive, and readers will recognize their reach in the Hollywood industry today
Member of
Is part of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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1892-1969
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Brackett, Charles
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Slide, Anthony
Series statement
Film and culture
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  • Brackett, Charles
  • Brackett, Charles
  • Wilder, Billy
  • Brackett, Charles
  • Wilder, Billy
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Screenwriters
  • Motion pictures
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Friendship
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion pictures
  • Screenwriters
  • United States
  • Genres, other
  • Öffentliche Darbietungen, Film, Rundfunk
  • various
Label
It's the pictures that got small : Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's golden age, edited by Anthony Slide
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1934
  • 1935
  • 1936
  • 1937
  • 1938
  • 1939
  • 1940
  • 1941
  • 1942
  • 1943
  • Frontmatter
  • 1944
  • 1945
  • 1946
  • 1947
  • 1948
  • 1949
  • Leading Names and Subjects in the Diaries
  • Notes to Introduction
  • Index
  • Backmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • The Diaries
  • 1932
  • 1933
Control code
ocn894790105
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (463 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231538220
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/slid16708
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 64800cee-cbb6-4858-bb1f-b25f059f261f
  • 22573/ctt13k0t7n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)894790105
Label
It's the pictures that got small : Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's golden age, edited by Anthony Slide
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1934
  • 1935
  • 1936
  • 1937
  • 1938
  • 1939
  • 1940
  • 1941
  • 1942
  • 1943
  • Frontmatter
  • 1944
  • 1945
  • 1946
  • 1947
  • 1948
  • 1949
  • Leading Names and Subjects in the Diaries
  • Notes to Introduction
  • Index
  • Backmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • The Diaries
  • 1932
  • 1933
Control code
ocn894790105
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (463 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231538220
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/slid16708
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 64800cee-cbb6-4858-bb1f-b25f059f261f
  • 22573/ctt13k0t7n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)894790105

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