To the editor: Stacy Perman’s wonderful piece on Hollywood writers cites the travails of most of the most well-known names who got here from literature and the stage.
It needs to be famous, nonetheless, that a lot of those self same writers, at the least for posterity, had the final giggle. Their Hollywood ordeals served as grist for a few of their best fiction, together with Christopher Isherwood (“Prater Violet”), Aldous Huxley (“After Many a Summer time Dies the Swan”), Clifford Odets “(The Large Knife”), F. Scott Fitzgerald (the unfinished “The Final Tycoon”) and Nathanael West (“The Day of the Locust”).
Peter Rainer, former L.A. Instances movie critic, Santa Monica
To the editor: All screenwriters can relate to Quentin Tarantino’s expertise on “Pure Born Killers,” the place the director rewrote his script after which blamed him for the film’s essential failure. I want Tarantino would prolong the identical empathy to his colleagues and be part of the Writers Guild of America. Then he might really stand with and converse for us.
J.B. White, Writers Guild of America West member, Ojai