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Hardboiled in Hollywood tells the story of the tangled relations between the great crime novelists, from Dashiell Hammett to Elmore Leonard, and the Hollywood machine. Haut begins by showing the huge debt Hollywood owed to writers like Hammett, Chandler and James M. Cain, as the film versions of novels like The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep and Double Indemnity came to define film noir. Almost every significant American crime novelist since has served their time in Hollywood, some, like W.R. Burnett or Donald Westlake, with great success, more often, as with the likes of Jim Thompson and David Goodis, with great disillusion. Haut weaves in anecdote and analysis along with original interviews to provide an invaluable companion for moviegoers and crime fiction fans alike.
Born in Detroit in 1945, Woody Haut has been a cinema programmer and, as journalist, was the Labour Editor for Rolling Stock magazine. He is the author of Neon Noir and Pulp Culture, published by Serpent’s Tail and now lives in London.
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Born in Detroit in 1945, Woody Haut grew up in Pasadena, California, attended San Francisco State University, and has lived in Britain since the early 1970s. Presently a London-based journalist, he has worked as a college lecturer, taxi-cab driver, record shop assistant, cinema programmer and Labour Editor for Rolling Stock magazine (US).Review:
?The tendency now known as "film noir" was created by writers as well as directors and Woody Haut s elegant account of those tough-guy novelists and their Hollywood misadventures is fascinating, thorough, and, in some cases, positively noirish? J. Hoberman, film critic, The Village Voice. 'Both the crime novel and the Hollywood film are popular, commercial forms that upon occasion aspire to art ? or achieve it by chance. Woody Haut's new book makes much of that contradiction, and gives us an immensely readable survey of hardboiled writers in Hollywood, from Hammett and Goodis to Eddie Bunker and Dennis Lehane. One turns the final page wanting more * James Sallis *
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Book Description Profile Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Behind some of the silver screen s greatest films - from classics such as Double Indemnity , The Big Sleep , The Maltese Falcon , and The Postman Always Rings Twice to contemporary films such as L.A. Confidential and Jackie Brown - are great writers and crime novelists. How did these writers come to write for the Hollywood dream machine? What effect did this have on their work? were they happy with the results? These are just some of the questions which the author addresses. This text looks at the fate of crime writers in the Hollywood dream machine. It includes interviews with James Ellroy, Elmore Leonard and Edward Bunker, amongst others, and uncovers the increasing influence that film is having on writers and writing and blends anecdote, analysis along and original interviews. Seller Inventory # POW9781852426781
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Book Description Profile Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Main. Language: English . Brand New Book. A companion piece to Woody Haut s two acclaimed histories of post-war American crime fiction, Pulp Culture and Neon Noir, Heartbreak and Vine tells the story of the intimate links between crime fiction and films. Almost all the great names of crime fiction, from Hammett to Chandler, Leonard to Ellroy, have spent time in Hollywood and Haut recounts their experiences and provides an acute commentary on the development of the crime movie from Little Caesar to The Big Sleep, Kiss Me Deadly to LA Confidential. Haut illuminates the movieland careers of early greats like W.R. Burnett and James M. Cain, and then brings the story right up to date with original interviews with contemporary crime novelists like Eddie Bunker, George P. Pelecanos and James Lee Burke talking about their Hollywood experiences. A must read for anyone seriously interested in either American crime fiction or film noir. Seller Inventory # POW9781852426781
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