"Whenever there are discussions of heroic fantasy fiction, the usual names are trotted out: Howard, Leiber, Carter, Moorcock. But there is one name that is sometimes overlooked and really should be added to that list. Leigh Brackett (1915-1978) may best be known to some as a Hollywood screenwriter, but she also wrote some of the best heroic fantasy stories ever published."
3.5 out of 5
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
""Tuning in to the same channel": Leigh Brackett and director Howard Hawks at work on Rio Bravo(Photo: Museum of Modern Art)
I don't like to say this, because it sounds presumptuous, but Hawks and I kind of tuned in on the same channel with regard to the characters, and I think this is probably one reason that I worked with him so long. He was able to get out of me what he wanted because I had somewhat the same attitude towards the characters as he did."
5 out of 5