Originally Posted by Gary McCoy
I didn't get past the first one
Me neither, but I reverse Fraser otherwise. He had some good screenplays, notably The Three Musketeers
and The Four Musketeers
of the 1970s.
His Quartered Safe Out Here
is a classic soldier's memoir of WW2 in Burma. And The Hollywood History of the World
is (a) educational, and (b) a hoot.The Pyrates
(unrelated to any screenplay by that name) is a hilarious fantasy set in a 1930s movie universe. It has cues for music (Korngold) and casting (Errol Flynn, Olivia DeHavilland, etc).
Finally, his Black Ajax
would make a fine screenplay, but might be hard to produce. The amount of blood produced in Regency bare-knuckles boxing was truly astounding. The race angle would be controversial. True story: Tom Molineaux was an American ex-slave who battered opponents for years, was cheated of the British championship, "dated" Englishwomen rather freely, but was finally brought low by lack of self-discipline.
Sorry for long off-topic excursion.