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Film Flam - MCMURTRY Larry - 1987. 
1987 - MCMURTRY, Larry. Film Flam. New York: Simon & Schuster, (1987). Octavo, original half black cloth, original dust jacket. $3800.First edition of collected essays on movies and screenwriting by Larry McMurtry, inscribed to Nobel Prize winning author Harold Pinter, "For Harold, This may awaken violent memories, L.M.""Working in Hollywood," writes Larry McMurtry, "is like working in a city filled with immensely attractive children". Writers are expected to come and stay, even if 98 per cent of the time they spend here is totally wasted, along with tons of money." In the 21 essays collected here, 17 originally appearing in American Film, and four elsewhere, McMurtry offers his witty, hard-earned wisdom on Hollywood and the role of its "hired pen," the screenwriter. Author of over 25 books and 7 screenplays, McMurtry shared a 1971 Oscar nomination with director Peter Bogdanovich for their adaptation of McMurtry's novel, The Last Picture Show. In 1983, both McMurtry and recipient Harold Pinter earned Academy Award attention for their separate works about love and infidelity. Based on McMurtry's novel, Terms of Endearment won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Screenplay Adaptation for writer/director James L. Brooks, and Harold Pinter was nominated for his adaptation of his original stage play Betrayal.A fine, highly desirable association / presentation copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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