Ben Hecht: The Man Behind the Legend

Ben Hecht: The Man Behind the Legend

William MacAdams / Feb 28, 2020

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  • Title: Ben Hecht: The Man Behind the Legend
  • Author: William MacAdams
  • ISBN: 9780684189802
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. A quality biography.Ben Hecht, to the extent that he is remembered any longer, is known as a Hollywood scriptwriter, winning the first ever Academy Award in that category, and continuing to have a long and illustrious career working with the likes of Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock. But, even as he got into Hollywood in his thirties, he had an entire career--well, one could say two or three careers--before that.MacAdams was mostly drawn to Hecht as a maker of movies. (In addition to writing, h [...]

    2. BEN HECHT: The Man Behind the Legend. (1990). William MacAdams. ***1/2.Hecht was quite an interesting guy. He is known primarily for his work in films as a writer and, occasionally, a director, and worked with all the greats of his time. He was also a writer of short stories, novels, plays, and radio/TV scripts. For all of his output, however, he never seemed to be satisfied with the results. What comes across to me after reading this biography was that Hecht was working in an area that he didn [...]

    3. Amazing Man. In 1939 alone he worked on 10 films that are among the best there are, including Gone with the Wind and Stagecoach. Mostly as Script doctor. He also was the first, before Welles who was writer, director, producer. Less successful with audience though. Have to try to see the movies.He worked with MacArthur for a long time (including on Twentieth Century a film that invents Screwball Comedy.) They were parodized in “Boy meets Girl”. There is Scarface, Frontpage and dozens and doze [...]

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