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Guilt Trip: Why Didn’t this ‘Sammy’ Run?

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywoodjew/item/guilt_trip_why_didnt_this_sammy_run_20090901

If you ever doubted that Hollywood can run a good Jewish guilt trip on even the best known among us, read Ben Still and Jerry Stahl on Huffington Post. Nearly a month after the death of legendary author/screenwriter Budd Schulberg (he died on Aug. 5 at 95), and 13 years after they collaborated on a screenplay of “What Makes Sammy Run,” they’re still beating themselves up. It’s a classic story of aspiration, frustration, guilt and regrets. And funny too. I hope the movie gets made someday, the book still seems to reveal an insiders’ Hollywood story better than any other.

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