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Genius (2016)

posted by admin, August 23, 2016 @ 8:49 am

Movie: Genius

  • Director: Michael Grandage
  • Writers: A. Scott Berg, John Logan
  • Stars: Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce, Laura Linney, Dominic West, Vanessa Kirby, Mark Arnold, Jane Perry, Bern Collaco, Demetri Goritsas, Katherine Kingsley, Atul Sharma, Gioacchino Jim Cuffaro, Greg Canestrari
  • Release Date: July 20, 2016
  • Run Time: 1h 44min
  • Genre: Biography, Drama

Max Perkins discovered Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. But he never met anyone like Thomas Wolfe.

When, one day of 1929, writer Thomas Wolfe, decided to keep the appointment made by Max Perkins, editor at Scribner’s, he had no illusions: his manuscript would be turned down as had invariably been the case. But, to his happy amazement, his novel, which was to become “Look Homeward, Angel”, was accepted for publication. The only trouble was that it was overlong (5,000 pages) and had to be reduced. Although reluctant to see his poetic prose trimmed, Wolfe agreed and helped by Perkins, who had become a true friend, managed to cut 90,000 words from the book, with the result that it instantly became a favorite with the critics and best seller. Success was even greater in 1935 when “Of Time end the River” appeared, but the fight for reducing Wolfe’s logorrheic written expression had been even longer (over two years) and bitter ultimately taking its toll, the relationships between the two men gradually deteriorating. Wolfe did not feel grateful to Perkins any longer but had started …

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