In Capra's Shadow: The Life And Career Of Screenwriter Robert Riskin by Ian ScottIn Capra's Shadow: The Life And Career Of Screenwriter Robert Riskin by Ian Scott

In Capra's Shadow: The Life And Career Of Screenwriter Robert Riskin

byIan Scott

Hardcover | July 31, 2006

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Because screenwriter Robert Riskin spent most of his career collaborating with legendary Hollywood director Frank Capra, Riskin's own unique contributions to film have been largely overshadowed. With five Academy Award nominations to his credit for such monumental films as Lady for a Day, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, You Can?t Take It with You, Here Comes the Groom, and It Happened One Night (for which he won the Oscar), Riskin is often imitated but rarely equaled. In Capra's Shadow: The Life and Career of Robert Riskin is the first sociohistorical analysis of the Hollywood pioneer's life and work. Author Ian Scott provides a unique perspective on Riskin, his impact on cinema, and the ways in which his brilliant, pithy style was realized in Capra's films.
Title:In Capra's Shadow: The Life And Career Of Screenwriter Robert RiskinFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.16 × 6.44 × 1 inPublished:July 31, 2006Publisher:University Press Of KentuckyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0813123909

ISBN - 13:9780813123905

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"Scott's book is important, valuable, readable, and short. Like Riskin's, Scott's writing is sharp, brief, and very much to the point." -- Tom Stempel "Creative Screenwriting"