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Much of the magic surrounding his legendary name had vanished by the time F. Scott Fitzgerald—forty-one years old, deeply in debt, full of remorse that “I had been only a mediocre caretaker of most things left in my hands, even of my talent”—mounted a third assault on the money of Hollywood and, by writing this adaptation of Remarque’s Three Comrades, proved that the writer, if not the man, had survived the famed “crack-up.”
The screenplay for Three Comrades, starring Robert Young, Margaret Sullavan, Franchot Tone, and Robert Taylor, ultimately was the result of the collaboration of E. E. Paramore and producer Joseph Mankiewicz, though Fitzgerald fought to salvage as much of his original script as possible. By his own reckoning, only about a third of the final script was his, and “all shadows and rhythm removed.”
The script published here is the one Fitzgerald tried desperately to save. Neither Mankiewicz nor Paramore has written a line. This script is, of course, valuable to those who would know the complete Fitzgerald. It also proves fascinating as a study of adaptation, showing which scenes Fitzgerald chose to dramatize to catch the essence of the Remarque story as well as showing how he made visual what the novelist could place in the heads of his readers.
Series editor Matthew J. Bruccoli provides the background in an illuminating Afterword and in an appendix containing eight scenes that resulted from the collaboration of Mankiewicz, Paramore, and Fitzgerald.
About the Author:
Matthew J. Bruccoli, Jefferies Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, is the leading authority on F. Scott Fitzgerald. Among his recent books is “The Last of the Novelists”: F. Scott Fitzgerald and “The Last Tycoon.”
Title: Three Comrades: F. Scott Fitzgerald's ...
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication Date: 1978
Book Condition: Very Good
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Book Description Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # 418-16
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Missing dust jacket; Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0809308533I3N01
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: POOR. Noticeably used book. Heavy wear to cover. Pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting. Possible ex library copy, with all the markings/stickers of that library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, and dust jackets may not be included. Seller Inventory # 3472330598
Book Description Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Seller Inventory # ABE-1647405228534
Book Description paperback, Condition: Good, Southern Illinois University Press, c.1978, trade paperbk., 290pp., VG- $. Seller Inventory # 91223
Book Description PAPERBACK. Condition: VG. 1ST. Seller Inventory # 032047
Book Description Encuadernación de tapa blanda. Condition: Bien. G173066 - 290pp Rústica. AL. Seller Inventory # 617829
Book Description Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. soft cover in very good to near fine condition. Seller Inventory # 26027
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good-. First Edition. Front endpaper corner clipped, marker pen initials inside front cover, light shelf wear. ; Nice tight flat copy. Edited with an afterward by Matthew J. Bruccoli. Illustrated with stills from the movie. ; B&W Photographs; 290 pages; While this is not the final version used for the 1938 MGM movie produced by Mankiewicz, this is an interesting version for any Fitzgerald scholar, showing his ability to adapt others work into a different format. Trade PB. Seller Inventory # 8963