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The Screenplays Of Ben Hecht

Author : Jeffrey Brown Martin
ISBN : UOM:39015011549949
Genre : Performing Arts
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Category: Performing Arts

Fun To Be Free

Author : Ben Hecht
ISBN : UCAL:B3342434
Genre : United States
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Ben Hecht

Author : Adina Hoffman
ISBN : 9780300182408
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A vibrant portrait of one of the most accomplished and prolific American screenwriters, by an award-winning biographer and essayist He was, according to Pauline Kael, “the greatest American screenwriter.” Jean-Luc Godard called him “a genius” who “invented 80 percent of what is used in Hollywood movies today.” Besides tossing off dozens of now-classic scripts—including Scarface, Twentieth Century, and Notorious—Ben Hecht was known in his day as ace reporter, celebrated playwright, taboo-busting novelist, and the most quick-witted of provocateurs. During World War II, he also emerged as an outspoken crusader for the imperiled Jews of Europe, and later he became a fierce propagandist for pre-1948 Palestine’s Jewish terrorist underground. Whatever the outrage he stirred, this self-declared “child of the century” came to embody much that defined America—especially Jewish America—in his time. Hecht's fame has dimmed with the decades, but Adina Hoffman’s vivid portrait brings this charismatic and contradictory figure back to life on the page. Hecht was a renaissance man of dazzling sorts, and Hoffman—critically acclaimed biographer, former film critic, and eloquent commentator on Middle Eastern culture and politics—is uniquely suited to capture him in all his modes.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Ben Hecht Show

Author : Ben Hecht
ISBN : UOM:39015029856146
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On February 15, 1958, writer Ben Hecht (1893-1964), a flamboyant and caustic social critic, appeared on The Mike Wallace Interview. Wallace and his producer, Ted Yates, agreed that Hechts personality was provocative enough to be the basis of a television show. The Ben Hecht Show was born. For 22 weeks, Ben Hecht held forth on a variety of subjects, enraging some, engaging many. Here is a sample of Hechts stories and essays from his short-lived television show. Entertaining, defiant, realistic, and iconoclastic, these are the impolitic thoughts of a man who tried to awaken the public from the "optical opiate" of 1950s television.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Reclaiming The American Dream

Author : Ben Hecht
ISBN : 9780815734895
Genre : Social Science
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Unlocking the American Dream At a time when deep divisions headline the national discourse on equality, Reclaiming the American Dream: Proven Solutions for Creating Economic Opportunity for All uses real-world examples to illustrate how America can evolve to include everyone in its promise of opportunity. Living Cities President and CEO Ben Hecht has spent decades exploring how leaders take proactive measures to combat growing racial disparity, without relying on slow-moving policies or the whims of Washington, D.C., to make changes in their own backyards. The strategies highlighted in Reclaiming the American Dream offer a blueprint for how communities can rekindle the promise of the American Dream through improving educational opportunities, strengthening civic engagement, and providing a ladder to economic security. Each of us—whether as an elected leader, engaged neighbor, corporate CEO, philanthropist, or investor—can act right now to secure the economic future of our country and help level the playing field for struggling Americans everywhere.
Category: Social Science

The Front Page

Author : Ben Hecht
ISBN : 1575253100
Genre : Drama
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Category: Drama

A Thousand And One Afternoons In Chicago

Author : Ben Hecht
ISBN : 0226322793
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In 1921, Ben Hecht wrote a column for the Chicago Daily News that his editor called “journalism extraordinary; journalism that invaded the realm of literature.” Hecht’s collection of sixty-four of these pieces, illustrated with striking pen drawings by Herman Rosse, is a timeless caricature of urban American life in the jazz age, updated with a new Introduction for the twenty-first century. From the glittering opulence of Michigan Avenue to the darkest ruminations of an escaped convict, from captains of industry to immigrant day laborers, Hecht captures 1920s Chicago in all its furor, intensity, and absurdity. “The hardboiled audacity and wit that became Hecht’s signature as Hollywood’s most celebrated screen-writer are conspicuous in these vignettes. Most of them are comic and sardonic, some strike muted tragic or somber atmospheric notes. . . . The best are timeless character sketches that have taken on an added interest as shards of social history.”—L. S. Klepp, Voice Literary Supplement
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


Author : Ben Hecht
ISBN : 9781775458517
Genre : Fiction
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If cinematic stories with well-drawn characters are your preference when it comes to fiction, check out Gargoyles by Ben Hecht, who was one of the foremost screenwriters during Hollywood's Golden Age. Hecht wrote or co-wrote the scripts for a number of classic films, including Some Like It Hot, Gone with the Wind, Gunga Din, and Wuthering Heights, and even collaborated on Marilyn Monroe's autobiography My Story as a ghostwriter.
Category: Fiction


Author : Ben Hecht
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004877267
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A Treasury Of Ben Hecht

Author : Ben Hecht
ISBN : UCAL:$B101951
Genre : American fiction
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Short stories, a play, and TV script.
Category: American fiction