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The Producer, by Richard Brooks

The Producer, by Richard Brooks

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His budget was a million five and it was his first independent. That meant, to the initiated, that Matt Gibbons was a Hollywood producer on his way up, that the responsibility for his new picture was wholly his, and that he had one million five hundred thousand dollars to complete its production.

The Producer is the story of the making of that picture. It is also the story of Matt Gibbons and his relations with his wife, his children, his mistress, his writer, his director, his big boss--and the actors, agents, and political busybodies who surround him like pilot fish.

The author writes with sympathy for the struggles of art in big business--and for the problems of big business in the world of art. He makes the reader aware of what a tremendous, infinitely complex job it is to create a move. And, in the worried, compromising, uncertain and yet appealing character of Matt Gibbons, he gives you a stimulating human being who evokes compassion and affection.

Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912 – March 11, 1992) was an American screenwriter, film director, novelist and occasional film producer. His outstanding works as director are Blackboard Jungle  (1955); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958); Elmer Gantry (1960) – for which he won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay); In Cold Blood (1967); and Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977).

Hardcover. Excellent near-mint condition. 1951 edition (second printing). 331 pages.

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