To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

4,5
Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Languages
Recent
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.
.
Leo
Newton
Brights
Milds

Howard Sackler

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Howard Oliver Sackler (December 19, 1929 – October 12, 1982), was an American screenwriter and playwright who is best known for writing The Great White Hope (play: 1967; film: 1970). The Great White Hope enjoyed both a successful run on Broadway and, as a film adaptation, in movie theaters. James Earl Jones and Jane Alexander both starred in the original Arena Stage production of the play in Washington, DC, then brought their roles to Broadway and later to the film version. Both Jones and Alexander received Academy Award nominations for their work in the movie.

Born in New York City and a graduate of Brooklyn College, Sackler was the recipient of many awards and prestigious grants including both a Pulitzer Prize (1969), a Tony Award for Drama (1969), and a New York Drama Critics Circle Award for The Great White Hope. Prior to this, Sackler won the Maxwell Anderson Award (1954) and Chicago's Sergel Award. In addition, he was the recipient of grants from both the Rockefeller Foundation and the Littauer Foundation.[1] The original production for The Great White Hope, produced at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, was substantially funded by two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.[2] The Broadway production, however, was funded, at least in part, by Sackler himself using $225,000 from his screenwriting proceeds for the film version.[3]

Sackler's work encompassed many other films and plays including the play Goodbye Fidel in 1980[4] and the films Jaws 2 in 1978 and Stanley Kubrick's Fear and Desire in 1953. His filmography also includes Gray Lady Down (1978) and Saint Jack (1979), which he co-wrote with Paul Theroux for Peter Bogdanovich.[3] Sackler was also responsible for an uncredited rewrite of Peter Benchley's script for Jaws (1975), and conceived of Quint's "Indianapolis" monologue about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II.[5]

Sackler's plays have been produced throughout the United States, Europe, and South America. He also directed over 200 recordings for Caedmon Audio, various theater productions, and the LP version of an NBC television special entitled Shakespeare: Soul of an Age.[1] His Caedmon productions included a vivid 1968 recording of John Dos Passos' 42nd Parallel.[6][7]

On October 12, 1982, Sackler was found dead in his studio in Ibiza, Spain, where he lived for the better part of the year. According to his New York Times obituary, there was no evidence of foul play, although an autopsy was to be performed. Sackler, survived by his wife and two children, was working on Klondike, a farcical play about the Gold Rush, when he died.[3]

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/3
    Views:
    1 041 513
    953 556
    2 789
  • Jaws 2 (6/9) Movie CLIP - Swim Faster (1978) HD
  • Top 10 Monologues of All Time
  • Quint's Indianapolis Speech (Jaws, 1975)

Transcription

Notes

  1. ^ a b Sackler, flyleaf
  2. ^ "Arena Stage Takes a Risk on The Great White Hope". National Endowment for the Arts. 2007-02-02. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
  3. ^ a b c Lawson, Carol. "Howard Sackler, 52, Playwright Who Won Pulitzer Prize, Dead" The New York Times, October 15, 1982
  4. ^ Goodbye Fidel ibdb.com, accessed September 14, 2015
  5. ^ "Spielberg Reveals the Definitive Word on the JAWS USS Indianapolis Speech - Script Magazine". Script Magazine. 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2016-05-06.
  6. ^ "WorldCat Library Catalogue". Online Computer Library Center. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  7. ^ Sackler et. al. "USA Audiorecording 1/6". SoundCloud. Retrieved 18 September 2014.

References

External links

This page was last edited on 3 June 2018, at 02:49
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.