Monday, January 16, 2017

Alan Surgal

 Another writer, Alan Surgal, died today. He wrote one really great movie with Warren Beatty and director Arthur Penn. He was 100 years old.

"Surgal intended Mickey One as a stage play, but revised it into a film script after consulting Penn. With its surrealism (and Stan Getz improvisations), cinematic experimentation and moody existentialism, the film has developed a strong following over the decades. Released during a newspaper strike in New York, it initially flopped. A restoration by the UCLA Film & Television Archive was conducted under the supervision of Martin Scorsese"

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