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William Faulkner begins a screenwriting stint

William Faulkner begins a screenwriting stint

Novelist William Faulkner begins a five-month stint with Warner Brothers with this day.

Faulkner had currently published numerous literary novels, which include The Sound and the Fury (1929), Light in August (1932), and Absalom, Absalom! (1936), but his novels have already been not commercial successes. Faulkner wrote two critically acclaimed films, each starring Humphrey Bogart: To Have and Have Not was based mostly on an Ernest Hemingway novel, and The Big Sleep was predicated on a mystery by Raymond Chandler.

Screenwriting provided income for many novelists from the 1930s through the 1950s. With the improvement of speaking photographs, you start with The Jazz Singer in 1927, the demand for writers to build up convincing film dialogue and story lines brought numerous novelists to Hollywood. Other prominent writers who did their amount of time in Hollywood incorporate Raymond Chandler, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, and Nathanael West. West’s novel The Day of the Locusts is looked upon one particular of the greatest novels about Hollywood in the ’40s.

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