Thursday, August 27, 2009

W. R. Burnett

I mentioned High Sierra yesterday. One of the screenwriters wsa W.R. Burnett, who also wrote the novel from which the screenplay was adapted. If the name sounds familiar, it's probably because you've seen it on a bunch of great movies.

Burnett wrote the novel on which The Asphalt Jungle is based, and that was aired as recently as this past Saturday. But that is by no means all; Burnett's long career includes the novels and stories for such previous recommendations as Little Caesar and The Whole Town's Talking.

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