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|Genre/Form:||Motion picture plays
|Named Person:||Jacques Becker; Luis Buñuel; Marcel Carné; Jean Cocteau; E L Doctorow; Jean Dréville; Robert M Hammond; Marc Maurette; Larry McMurtry; David Rabe; Jean Renoir; Alain Resnais; Yves Robert; Jean-Charles Tacchella; Bertrand Tavernier; François Truffaut|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert M Hammond
|Language Note:||Chiefly in English with French, Spanish, and Italian.|
|Description:||40 linear ft. (80 boxes)|
The scripts were collected, in Hammond's words, "by tracking down and hounding anyone possible in the production hierarchy." There has been no systematic process to build the collection other than persistent and often serendipitous discovery by Hammond through his growing network of contacts in the French film industry. As a result, the collection lacks a certain unity, and there are some areas which have more development than others. For example, almost all of Cocteau, Tacchella and Truffaut are included. Robert, Renoir and Resnais are also well represented. There is some lack of completeness of Spaak, Dreville and Delannoy, and films from the 1930s and 1940s are particularly thin. Among the English language scripts, the collection holds a series of drafts for the film Ragtime, based on E.L. Doctorow's book, along with screenplays for a handful Alfred Hitchcock films. In addition to the film scripts collected by Hammond, the Collection includes a selection of plays, screenplays and scripts written by Richard Maibaum, a celebrated American playwright and screenwriter. Maibaum is best known for his work as screenwriter for the James Bond film series (1962-1989).
- Becker, Jacques, -- 1906-1960.
- Buñuel, Luis, -- 1900-1983.
- Carné, Marcel.
- Cocteau, Jean, -- 1889-1963.
- Doctorow, E. L., -- 1931-
- Dréville, Jean, -- 1906-
- Hammond, Robert M. -- (Robert Morris), -- 1920-
- Maurette, Marc.
- McMurtry, Larry.
- Rabe, David.
- Renoir, Jean, -- 1894-1979.
- Resnais, Alain, -- 1922-
- Robert, Yves, -- 1920-
- Tacchella, Jean-Charles.
- Tavernier, Bertrand.
- Truffaut, François.
- Motion picture plays -- History and criticism.
- Motion pictures -- France.