Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Budd Schulberg, R. I. P.

NYTartsbeatblog: Budd Schulberg, the legendary screenwriter and novelist who won an Oscar for his classic 1954 film “On the Waterfront,” has died. He was 95.

Mr. Schulberg, the son of a movie executive born in New York, rose to fame in the 40’s and 50’s with a succession of award-winning books and screenplays, most notably his novels “What Makes Sammy Run” (1941) and “The Harder They Fall” (1947), and the film “A Face in the Crowd” (1957). But it was “On the Waterfront” that Mr. Schulberg was best known for. The film, starring a young Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint, nearly swept the 1954 Academy Awards, earning eight Oscars, including one for Best Picture and another for Best Actor, which went to Mr. Brando.

8 comments:

jj solari said...

budd shulberg got me an interview with the fernwood tonight people. even though i didnt know him. of course they threw me out. they said "Budd shulberg saw your letter to us and said to call you in to take a look at you and hear what you had to say. we didnt want to, but he said, no, check him out, this is a good letter. Well, we have done that and we will call you. thank you." i would not make-up something this stupid. really.

Bill Crider said...

I loved that show. Too bad they didn't treat you better.

jj solari said...

they treated me great! i walked out under my own power! HAHA you shoulda seen me. I looked like tom waits and charles manson stuck together. HAHAHAHAHA

Stephen B. said...

I think FACE IN THE CROWD was fine work, I watched it twice when I discovered the movie. The other day I was thinking that Bud was still alive... which makes this sad news!

Stephen

Dan said...

As a kid, I read THE DISENCHANTED,HARDER THEY FALL and WHAT MAKES SAMMY RUN. Gotta get back that way someday...

RJR said...

5 years ago I was supposed to write a book with Budd Schulberg. It would have been his last. I was brought in on the project, which then fell apart for reasons I'd rather not go into. Makes me too mad!

RJR

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Such a great person ......... rest in peace... Mr. Budd schulberg

Dan said...

In anouncing the death, NPR mentioned that ON THE WATERFRONT starred Marlon Brando and was based on a play by Tennessee Williams.

Duhwhaaa?