In Capra's Shadow : The Life and Career of Screenwriter Robert Riskin Hardback
by Ian Scott
Because screenwriter Robert Riskin spent most of his career collaborating with legendary Hollywood director Frank Capra, Riskin's own unique contributions to film have been largely overshadowed.
With five Academy Award nominations to his credit for such monumental films as ""Lady for a Day"", ""Mr. Deeds Goes to Town"", ""You Can't Take It with You"", ""Here Comes the Groom"", and ""It Happened One Night"" (for which he won the Oscar), Riskin is often imitated but rarely equaled. ""In Capra's Shadow: The Life and Career of Screenwriter Robert Riskin"" is the first sociohistorical analysis of the Hollywood pioneer's life and work.
Author Ian Scott provides a unique perspective on Riskin, his impact on cinema, and the ways in which his brilliant, pithy style was realized in Capra's films.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 336 pages, 8 photographs
- Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
- Publication Date: 30/07/2006
- Category: Literary studies: plays & playwrights
- ISBN: 9780813123905