The Most Acclaimed Literary Figure

14 Aug

Based strictly by his receipt of prestigious awards for his literary achievements, who was the most renowned writer ever to work on an Errol Flynn screenplay/script? On what movie did this literary legend work on?



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— Tim


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  1. daringthorpe

    August 14, 2015 at 11:07 am

    I think it has to be Ernest Hemingway.

    • Gentleman Tim

      August 14, 2015 at 3:48 pm

      A superb choice, of course, daringthorpe. Author of The Sun Also Rises, and one of the most acclaimed authors of all time. My understanding, however, is that EH never actually wrote an EF screenplay/script, even for TSAR. Moreover, as hard as it is to believe, the author/screenwriter that is the answer to this quiz may have even more prestigious literary
      awards than Hemingway, including those depicted in the images above.


  2. Gentleman Tim

    August 15, 2015 at 4:40 am

    Like Errol, he enjoyed hunting wild hogs on Catalina.


    Often with:


    P.S. He worked on more than one Flynn flick, one of them very highly regarded.

  3. daveboz

    August 15, 2015 at 6:31 am

    William Faulkner, with contributions to Northern Pursuit and Adventures of Don Juan; he copped the Nobel in 1949. But he wasn’t very happy at Warners!

    • Gentleman Tim

      August 15, 2015 at 7:39 am

      That’s fantastic, daveboz!! Especially tough because Faulkner’s work at Warners was not credited on screen, reportedly because he was on contract, as opposed to being a freelancer.

      Much of his best Hollywood work was done with his friend (and Catalina hunting partner), Howard Hawks. On Hemingway’s “To Have and Have Not”, for example.

      Here he his tanning and typing in the California sun:


      And here he is laboring in the Warner Brothers Research Department: