Author! Author! (film)

Author! Author! (film)

Infobox Film
name = Author! Author!

caption= film poster
imdb_id = 0083598
writer = Israel Horovitz
starring = Al Pacino
Dyan Cannon
Tuesday Weld
Alan King
director = Arthur Hiller
producer = Irwin Winkler
music = Dave Grusin
distributor = 20th Century Fox
released = June 18 1982
runtime = 110 min.
language = English
budget =
awards =

"Author! Author!" is a 1982 film directed by Arthur Hiller, written by Israel Horovitz and is loosely autobiographical. It stars Al Pacino, Dyan Cannon and Tuesday Weld.

It concerns the familial and relationship troubles of a stressed Broadway writer, Ivan Travalian (Pacino), as he struggles to write an original play entitled, "English with Tears."

According to an interview with Horovitz published in "The New York Times" around the time of the film's release, the origins of the film came from conversations he had with his three children and how he dealt with raising them on his own. He said, "The film had to be written in a comic mode, because otherwise it's too painful to deal with."

Plot synopsis

Playwright Ivan Travalian (Pacino) has a Broadway play in rehearsal and the backers want rewrites. His wife (Weld) is leaving him, leaving him as well with four children from her previous marriages plus his own son. And his lead actress (Cannon) wants to move in with him but isn't used to kids.

External links

*imdb title|id=0083598|title=Author! Author!
* [ "New York Times" interview with Israel Horovitz]

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