Thursday, August 6, 2009

Budd Schulberg (1914-2009)

Screenwriter Schulberg has passed away at the age of 95. His most recognized work was penning "On the Waterfront", Elia Kazan's alleged self defense for his HUAAC actions, which went on to win eight Academy Awards including one for Schulberg.
The movie has become legendary for all the right reasons, the acting is brilliant, the direction is stunning, the realist cinematography and every other technical aspects were also perfect.
But at the center of it all is Schulberg's majestic screenplay, one that has become extremely quoted, yet remains utterly simple.
Schulberg didn't work that much or made anything as memorable as "On the Waterfront" again.
But just because of this movie he will have a place in film history for ever. He was a contender.

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