Six Screenplays by Robert Riskin [Platinum Blonde; American Madness; It Happened One Night; Mr. Deeds Goes to Town; Lost Horizon; Meet John Doe]
by Riskin, Robert; edited and introduced by Pat McGilligan
Berkeley/Los Angeles/London: University of California Press. Near Fine. (c.1997). 1st printing. Softcover. 0-520-20525-1 . [short diagonal crease at bottom right corner of front cover, small bump to bottom rear corner; otherwise a nice clean book with minimal wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) Screenplay for six films directed by Frank Capra between 1931 and 1941, but with the spotlight rightly turned to illuminate "the forgotten half" of the creative team on these films, screenwriter Robert Riskin. In his introduction to this volume, editor McGilligan gives full due to Riskin's ouevre -- "as consistent, entertaining, thoughtful and enduring a body of work as any Hollywood writer's" -- while also providing an "indispensable counterpoint to [Capra's] self-mythologizing autobiography -- and incidentally the missing link in any study of Capra's career." . (Inventory #: 23443)
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