Jackson: Univ Press of Mississippi, (1985),
First Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. (50), 409pp. Univ Press of Mississippi, Fine. Item #9808
"Unlike its predecessor, 'The De Gaulle Story,' Faulkner's most ambitious attempt to draft an original screenplay, 'Battle Cry' demonstrates Faulkner's skill as an adaptor and collaborator. Though Faulkner was a principal writer on the project, he benefited from the active collaboration of director-writer Hawks, scriptwriter-consultant William Bacher, and others." In a foreword to the volume, Meta Carpenter Wilde and Orin Borsten recall Hollywood as Faulkner knew it in 1943, while the editors' introduction traces the evolution of the screenplay and links the work of Faulkner's fiction. Illustrated with related documents from the Brodsky collection.
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