Shopping Cart Biography of Sharyn McCrumb "I find that the more I write, the more fascinated I become with the idea of the land as an intricate element in the lives of the mountain people, and of the past as prologue for any contemporary narrative. This connection to the land is personal as well as thematic. Her novels, studied in universities throughout the world, have been translated into eleven languages, including French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Arabic, and Italian.
Ritt never developed a distinct visual style, but his Marxist underpinnings were visible in much of his best work. Early life and work Ritt was the child of Jewish immigrants.
He also briefly attended law school at St.
He joined the Army Air Force intaking time out to act in both the stage and the film versions of the play Winged Victory. After the war he began directing Off-Broadway productions and soon moved into television, working as both a director and an actor. Most immediately, he lost the title role written specifically for him by Paddy Chayefsky in the original television version of the film Marty The film featured strong performances by John Cassavetes as a white soldier who has gone AWOL, Sidney Poitier as the black stevedore who befriends him, and Jack Warden as their sadistic boss.
Scripted by Harriet Frank, Jr. It marked the first on-screen pairing of soon-to-be husband and wife Paul Newman and Joanne Woodwardboth of whom had studied with Ritt at the Actors Studio. Films of the s After beginning the s with the less-than-stellar Five Branded WomenRitt found greater success with Paris Blues Set in France, with a sound track steeped in the music of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrongit tells the story of expatriate American jazzmen played by Newman and Poitier, who, respectively, romance tourists played by Woodward and Diahann Carroll.
A beautifully shot, emotionally complex modern western James Wong Howe won an Academy Award for his cinematographyit featured outstanding performances by Melvyn Douglas who won the Academy Award as best supporting actor as a principled cattle rancher who chooses to slaughter his diseased herd, by Newman as his unscrupulous, self-satisfied son, and by Patricia Neal who won the Academy Award for best actress as their housekeeper.
Newman was nominated for an Academy Award for best actor and Ritt for best director.
Paul Newman right and Melvyn Douglas in Hud Films of the s Based in fact, The Molly Maguires is set in 19th-century Pennsylvania and depicts the attempt of a Pinkerton agent Richard Harris to infiltrate the Molly Maguiresa group of coal miners who have responded to the exploitation they are suffering with acts of terrorism.
Sean Connery played their leader. Some critics found the script confusing, whereas others heard forceful echoes of the HUAC blacklist era.
Both were nominated for Academy Awards. The matters of race and racism that were loudly confronted in The Great White Hope were addressed elegaically in Sounder Sounder was nominated for an Academy Award for best picture, and Tyson, Winfield, and the screenplay also received nominations.
It starred Jon Voight as an idealistic teacher at a poor black school on a remote island off the South Carolina coast. Walter Bernstein, whose screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award, had also been a victim of the blacklist.
Sally Field won the Academy Award for best actress for her portrayal of real-life textile worker Crystal Lee Sutton, who led the fight to unionize a North Carolina cotton mill in Norma Rae was nominated for best picture. In between those two projects, Ritt made Cross Creeka charming if fanciful biography of the author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings that starred Mary Steenburgen and featured Academy Award-nominated performances by Rip Torn best supporting actor and Alfre Woodard best supporting actress.
Less successful was Nutsa flawed vehicle for Barbra Streisand. Most critics found it to be sincere but stilted. Ritt died shortly after its completion. That his work lacked a signature—beyond his characteristic celebration of human dignity—may reflect his commitment to his Group Theatre-grounded aesthetic and to the notion that the art, and not any single artist, is what should be remembered of a work of art.Martin Ritt: Martin Ritt, American motion-picture director noted for his films on socially conscious themes.
The main characters in Ritt’s films tended to be loners or underdogs whose ethical scruples place them at odds with the dubious values of society. Ritt never developed a distinct visual style, but his.
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ELEANOR: A Spiritual Biography. By Harold Ivan Smith. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, Xi + pages. Eleanor Roosevelt not only was the longest serving First Lady, but perhaps except for Hillary Clinton, she is surely the most influential First Lady in American History.
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After I graduated in , with a BA in English literature, I went into acting full-time, eventually moving to Los Angeles, where I got to kiss Elvis Presley and acted in an episode of Gunsmoke.I also worked in a lot of banks and once again dabbled in writing--this time a novel.
"I find myself taking long walks on my farm with my wife, Renee, wondering what in the world happened," says Grisham. Today he one of the world's bestselling authors, but John Grisham showed no early interest in writing.
One day in , three years after Grisham began practicing law in Southaven, Mississippi, he dropped by the .