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Dore Schary, then head of production at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, bought The Asphalt Jungle while it was still in manuscript in an effort to match the success Warner Brothers had enjoyed with Burnett?s Little Caesar and High Sierra. The choice of Ben Maddow and John Huston as screenwriters assured the artistic success of the screenplay, for few writer/directors could have matched Huston?s ability to develop these characters cinematically.
It was a case of strength building upon strength. Burnett?s fully developed characters were transformed by Maddow and Huston into a screenplay of impressive immediacy. Indeed the portrayal of the criminals in splendid performances from Louis Calhern, Sam Jaffe, Sterling Hayden, James Whitmore, and Jean Hagen, led Bosley Crowther to lament, If only it all weren?t so corrupt!? But the characters of Burnett, Maddow and Huston, don?t permit us to romanticize about them or their activities. We share their professional pride in a robbery well planned and are silent accomplices to their mutual treachery.
The Asphalt Jungle was nominated for best screenplay by the Motion Picture Academy and for best-written American drama by the Writers Guild. John Huston received a nomination for best director by the Academy. As a novel, The Asphalt Jungle has been translated into twelve languages.
Über den Autor:
W. R. Burnett is a novelist and screenplay writer who lives in West Hollywood, California. Among his many novels are The Great Escape and The Roar of the Crowd.
Buchbeschreibung Southern Illinois University Press, 1980. Buchzustand: Fair. 1st. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP79179041
Buchbeschreibung Southern Illinois University Press, 1980. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP95192634
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Acceptable. Book Condition: Acceptable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808093094295.0
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808093094294.0
Buchbeschreibung Southern Illinois University Press, U.S.A., 1980. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Clean text/ red boards have light edgewear/ DJ has moderate edgewear, small piece missing at spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 121668
Buchbeschreibung Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale and Edwardsville, 1980. Hardcover. First edition thus. A volume in the Screenplay Library series. The MGM film, released in 1950, starred Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore,Sam Jaffe and John McIntire, among others. A John Huston Production, directed by Huston and produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr. 147pp with a few black and white illustrations from the film. "Written from a perspective so original and challenging it had exhibitors complaining they couldn't understand the title and reviewers expressing dismay at "the item of repulsive exhibition," The Asphalt Jungle, by Ben Maddow and John Huston, permanently changed the Hollywood genre of cops-and-robbers. A near fine copy in red cloth (yellow topstain) in a near fine, clean dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 13252
Buchbeschreibung Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, IL, U.S.A., 1980. Cloth. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. First Thus. Nice copy, pages slightly browning. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001878
Buchbeschreibung SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERISTY PRESS., CARBONDALE, 1980. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. First Edition; First Printing. Fine in near fine dust jacket. (Short edge tear with crease on front panel of jacket. ) (O). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 312620