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August 06, 2009

Budd Schulberg R.I.P.

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

A quick posting to note the passing of filmworld legend Budd Schulberg. Schulberg was probably best-known for writing the classic Hollywood novel "What Makes Sammy Run?" and the screenplay for "On the Waterfront." He was 95 years old. Carrie Rickey's short obit of Schulberg is very informative. Back here, I shared a few thoughts about "Sammy," which as far as I'm concerned is a great (and underappreciated) novel. It's also -- hallelujah -- a fast, smart, dirty-minded, and suspenseful read.

Best,

Michael

posted by Michael at August 6, 2009




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Thanks for acknowledging Mr. Shulberg.

Posted by: Larry on August 7, 2009 12:11 AM



Schulberg was one of our greatest writers. Though not intended as such, I've always considered Sammy, The Disenchanted and The Harder They Fall to be a great American trilogy.

Posted by: Peter L. Winkler on August 7, 2009 5:18 PM



A great novel, "Sammy." Thanks for pointing to that previous post: I love a good jumping-off point for lots more fine reading.

Posted by: Colleen Wainwright on August 8, 2009 10:57 AM






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