Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures

Center for Jewish History

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Pauline Kael called him "the greatest American screenwriter." Jean-Luc Godard said he was "a genius" who "invented 80% of what is used in Hollywood movies today." With credits that includeScarface,Twentieth CenturyandNotorious,novelist, reporter, and playwrightBen Hecht also emerged during WWII as an outspoken crusader for the imperiled Jews of Europe and later became a fierce propagandist for pre-1948 Palestine's Jewish terrorist underground.Adina Hoffmanspeaks withPhillip Lopateabout her new biography of this charismatic and contradictory figure, who came to embody much that defined America-especially Jewish America-in his time. Book sales and signing follow the program.

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Tuesday, 12 February, 2019

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