In the course of finding out what makes sammy run (an operation in which the reader is spared none of the grue-some details) schulberg has poured out everything he has felt about that place.
Schulberg was one of the best screen writers of his generation (on the waterfront and the woefully under appreciated a face in the crowd) and one of the most honest that honesty comes through in what makes sammy run sammy glick is a poor jewish kid from the streets who wasn't about to let anything stand in the way of his success.
About what makes sammy run what makes sammy run everyone of us knows someone who runs he is one of the symp-toms of our times—from the little man who shoves you out of the way on the street to the go-getter who shoves you out of a job in the office to the fuehrer who shoves you out of the world. Budd schulberg grew up in hollywood, his father being one of the founders of the hollywood film industry his novels include the legendary what makes sammy run, on the waterfront, the disenchanted, the harder they fall, everything that moves, two collections of short stories and a memoiron the waterfront was also turned into an academy-award winning screenplay.
Essays and criticism on budd schulberg - critical essays schulberg, budd (contemporary literary criticism) print print [what makes sammy run] is mr schulberg's first novel, and he is. Ambivalence on the left: budd schulberg's what makes sammy run chip rhodes studies in american fiction, volume 30, number 1, spring 2002, pp 65-83. This detailed literature summary also contains topics for discussion and a free quiz on what makes sammy run by budd schulberg this novel is an exploration of the changes and personalities of hollywood in the 1930s.
The passing of budd schulberg at the age of 95 is the end of a cinema era the son of bp schulberg, who became head of paramount in the 1930s, he was raised at the heart of the studio system yet in his novels what makes sammy run (1941) and the disenchanted (1950), he wrote two of the most scathing denunciations of hollywoodland. Budd schulberg grew up in hollywood, his father being one of the founders of the hollywood film industry his novels include the legendary what makes sammy run, on the waterfront, the disenchanted, the harder they fall, everything that moves , two collections of short stories and a memoir. Ambivalence on the left: budd schulberg's whatmakes sammyrun chip rhodes colorado state university like so many novels of the 1930s and early 1940s, budd schulberg's what makes sammy run (1941) has a transparent political agenda.