Sunday, April 4, 2021

Ten top books about movies

Andrew Pulver, film editor at the Guardian, tagged ten of the best books about movies, including:
What Makes Sammy Run?
Budd Schulberg

Novels can offer an interesting angle on the film world. Martin Amis’s Money, for example, was inspired by working on the flop sci-fi yarn Saturn 5, while Christopher Isherwood’s Prater Violet is an account of prewar British cinema. The real prince of industry fiction, though, has to be this 1941 account of the insanely ambitious wannabe Sammy Glick.
Read about the other entries on the list.

What Makes Sammy Run? is among Richard Schickel's five favorite books.

--Marshal Zeringue