Two Pace professors, Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick authors of Scripting Hitchcock (Illinois UP, 2011), are up for Edgar Awards. Mystery Writers of America announced its nominees for the 2012 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2011. The Edgar® Awards will be presented to the winners at their 66th Gala Banquet, April 26, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.
Scripting Hitchcock explores the collaborative process between Alfred Hitchcock and the screenwriters he hired to write the scripts for three of his greatest films: Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie. Drawing from extensive interviews with these screenwriters—Joseph Stefano, Evan Hunter, and Jay Presson Allen– and other film technicians who worked for Hitchcock, Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick illustrate how much of the filmmaking process took place not on the set but in the adaptation of the sources, the mutual creation of plot and characters by the director and the writers, and the various revisions of the screenplays of the films. This volume gives due credit to the writers who gave narrative form to Hitchcock’s cinematic vision.
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