The Black Doll: A Silent Screenplay

The Black Doll

A Silent Screenplay

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ISBN10: 0764948016 ISBN13: 9780764948015 Contributors: Nocenti, Annie (Contributor) Publisher: Pomegranate Published: Apr 1 2009 Pages: 71 Weight: 1.14lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 8.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

In the interview on the subject that opens this book, author and illustrator Edward Gorey lists Werner Herzog as his top choice to direct his screenplay The Black Doll, "although I don't think his sense of humor is exactly there." The foreword describes the "Macguffin" tradition of films like The Maltese Falcon, where the plot is driven by the pursuit of an object or device, and situates Gorey's work among a line of such films. The interview continues with that topic along with shedding light on the influence of film on the artist's entire body of work. The surrealist screenplay, alternately set in New Jersey and Central Asia, concludes the book. About one illustration per page is included. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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